Julian Gale, Director of Professional Development, has been named as the new Director of Choice/Magnet Programs and Professional Development.
“I am excited about this new opportunity in my professional career,” Mr. Gale said. “I have high expectations for all of our staff and maintain the belief that guiding our staff towards continuous improvement will cultivate a culture of success district-wide.”
Gale has worked in District 50 for the last 19 years. Gale began his career in District 50 as a classroom teacher at Oakland Elementary School. He has also served as an Academic Coach and Instructional Specialist at Pinecrest Elementary School. Gale was named Oakland’s Teacher of the Year in 2009 and the school’s First Year Teacher of the Year in 2000.
He was named Rice Elementary Principal during the 2011-2012 school year and stayed in that role with the school for four years. In 2016, Gale was named principal at Merrywood Elementary, where he served for two years, and he has been the Director of Professional Development for one year.
Gale received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degree in Elementary Education from Lander University. He holds his Educational Specialist Degree from Cambridge College in Educational Leadership.
Superintendent Steve Glenn stated, “He is well respected by all stakeholders, and he will provide the leadership necessary to continue to promote positive growth among our teachers, staff, and students.”