Gayle Allen-Greene retired as principal of Hartford, Connecticut’s Bulkeley High School in June 2017 after serving as an educator in the Hartford public school system for 37 years. As principal at Bulkeley, Gayle led the implementation of a student-centered approach to teaching and learning throughout the school, encouraging teachers to adopt a ‘Blended Learning 24 hours a day, seven days a week” mantra and giving both teachers and students the support needed to do so. This included providing every student with the opportunity to take a laptop computer home.
In terms of teacher support, Gayle was instrumental in creating and developing the Teacher Prep Academy at Bulkeley High School, specifically designed to support and train almost 200 minority students for college classes toward in a career in education, as well as the Humanities Academy, designed to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the Liberal Arts.
Gayle has a B.S. in Physical Education from Springfield College, a Master of Science Administration/Supervision degree from Central Connecticut State University, and certification from the Executive Leadership Program at University of Connecticut. She is also enrolled in the National Principal Mentor Training and Certification Program.