Gayle Allen spent nearly two decades as a teacher, school leader, and founder of two professional learning institutes. She holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she focused her research on teacher learning, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership. Gayle currently works as Chief Learning Officer at BrightBytes and serves on the advisory board for BioBuilder Educational Foundation. She blogs at Connecting the Thoughts and tweets @GAllenTC.