Dr. Gail Foster is a decorated educator with a 20+-year history as a successful educational entrepreneur developing frontier programs in her field. A graduate of Columbia University's Teachers College, her experience includes service as a school administrator, consultant to education start-ups, and published research contributions to the field for major education think tanks. She has won numerous civic awards for her service to children and families, including an invitation to the White House.
In addition, she has served as a nonprofit Executive, organizational consultant, teacher trainer, and classroom teacher Pre-K to Graduate School. Dr. Foster has served on many distinguished boards, including the national Council on American Private Education and various private and charter school boards. As a research scholar at the RAND Corporation, the Institute for Independent Education, the NYC Department of Education, CUNY, and the Toussaint Institute, she has published on the power of inquiry-based learning, inner city private schools, private school start-ups, small public schools, African American boys with special education labels, and community-based and women led educational enterprises, including historically black independent schools.
She is the winner of numerous civic awards and a gubernatorial citation, as well as an invitation to the White House for developing programs that are responsive to parents, place children at the center, and serve as leading edge models for education practitioners and policymakers. She is a mom with a passion for transforming American education and views her current work as yet another opportunity to serve and contribute. In her past incarnation, Dr. Foster founded the Association of Historically Black Independent Schools.
The Core Members of her Team are four other successful entrepreneurs, including two educators experienced with government contracts:
- Sheree Palmer, Founder & CEO of Cambria Center for the Gifted in Queens, NYC.
- Claudia Stedge, Founder & CEO of Partnership for Education in Columbia County NY.
- Tuesday Brooks, owner of Ajoy Enterprises accounting firm in New York, NY.
- Todd Ruffins, experienced start-up assistant and facilities operations person in Suffolk County, NY.