Professional ​

Gail Parris has 7 years of experience in education, teaching K-12 in New York City. Gail's teaching experience landed her in a number of diverse teaching settings. Gail is currently working at Achievement First North Brooklyn Prep where she teaches 1st Grade writing, reading and math.

Achievement First North Prep Brooklyn
​2017 - present
  • Developed students' academic and social growth with appropriate records, and prepared progress reports.

  • Identified students' needs and collaborated with staff members in ongoing assessments to help students solve health, attitude and learning problems.

  • Led panel discussions on diversity and inclusion.


KIPP Academy Elementary

​2014- 2017

  • Supported Teaching Fellows professional learning in their first year in the classroom.

  • Assessed and analyze data to drive student achievement and teacher performance.

  • Taught all core subjects, English Language Arts, Math and Social Studies.

Success Academy

​2012 - 2014

  • Completed Teacher Fellowship Program in a Third Grade classroom.

  • Taught reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, yoga, and dance for students in K-2.


Smart Board

Yoga Instructor


Microsoft Excel & Powerpoint

Mount Holyoke College, Master's of Art in Teaching Leadership
May 2018
  • Dean's List
  • Emergent Leader Award 2016
  • Concentration Children's Literature

Mount Holyoke College, Bachelor of Arts

May 2005


  • Cum Laude​

  • Psi Chi Honor's Society

  • Major, Psychology

  • Minor, African & African American Studies