Aug 2014 - Present
Jan 2008 - Jan 2014
Student Support Service Coordinator
Los Angeles Unified School District
- Managed the day-to-day operations of five school based health and human service programs at three comprehensive high, middle and elementary schools.
- Administered the specially funded program budget, analyzed monthly data, generated monthly and Yearly Sustainability Reports to the California Department of Education.
- Coordinated and secured donations from private donors to provide scholarships for the students to attend National Association Peer College Advisors, a summer residential program for youth, residing on the campus of University of Southern California.
- Communication with administrators, classified and unclassified staff
- Coordinated the special event logistics for The Help Everyone Clinic’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony by securing guests, proclamations, donations, equipment, as well as the attendance of local political leaders.
- Facilitated the school and community work permits in excess of three hundred.
- Provided student and parent awareness of available services in the community by, securing strategic partners and opportunities for the students such as Conflict Resolution, SAT Preparation, Safe School mPassages, Limited Conservatorship and more, while developing and cultivating collaborative relationships with Shields for Families, West Angeles Church Enrichment Program, Community Build Inc. Children’s Collective, Los Angeles Police Department, County of Los Angeles Probation Department, to enhance program sustainability.
- Provided cross marketing with community services platforms while attend town hall and Safety Collaborative Meetings.
- Provided supervision to clerical staff, and administered the monitoring of on site local community agency’s Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist, Program Coordinators, Case Managers, and Counselors.
- Received school wide services referrals in the access of five hundred within a six-year period.
- Coordinated and facilitated the Coordination of Service Team consisting of school administrators, counselors, psychologist, therapist, coordinators, and the school nurse in the evaluation of needed services for the students and the families.
Jan 2002 - Jan 2014
Los Angeles Community College District
- Facilitated workshops for the Foster and Kinship Care Programs at El Camino, Los Angeles Trade Technical, Southwest, and Rio Hondo Colleges for relative caregivers, fosters parents, and families of youth with spoecial educational needs on topics such as Advocating for your Child, Assembly Bill 490 “Impacts on Foster Youth”, Anger Management/Conflict Resolution, Communicating Effectively with Youth, Creating an Effective Learning Environment, Discipline verses Punishment, Educational Rights “Special Education and Individual Education Plan”, Limited Conservatorship, What is the Next Step? “Transitioning from high school to adulthood”
- Coordinated advocacy services for caregivers who care for children not residing with their biological parents by providing learning style assessments, referrals to Special Needs Network, Children Alliance, and by providing publications on Special Education Rights and Responsibilities, and The Lanternman Act.
- Developed parent networks groups with Parent Alliance for Special and by developing a Blueprint for Life.
2010 - 2012
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Gayle strongly supports Human Development which is a concept, which embodies the entire being. In the practice of Human Development, students are able to apply their life, as well as their colleagues’ experiences to better understand their cognitive, emotional, social and physical processes through their life span. By reflecting on these experiences, students also gain a better grasp of their own development. Gayle truly values the opportunity to work with diverse populations in the service fields. During her undergraduate studies , she was introduced to the field of Human Services, in which she felt was designed especially for her. As Gayle pursued her graduate studies, she studied the theory of Andragogy, and was intrigued at how the philosophy helped her to understand her process of learning. The study of Human Services, in which she felt was designed for especially her. As Gayle pursued her graduate studies, she studied the theory of Andragogy, and was intrigued at how the philosophy helped her to understand her process of learning.
Covered California Application
State of California Certified Mediator
Interpersonal Skills Strategic Planning Coordination Facilitation
Professional Detailed Orientated Strategic Planning Goal and Measures Setting Time Management
Over ten years of experience in coordinating services and special events. Self motivated with an extensive professional background. Able to coordinate events such as conferences, receptions, meetings, health symposiums, career fairs, ribbon cutting ceremonies, workshops, dinners, and reunions. Supervised technical, community agency and volunteer staff in a small-to medium-sized department in a specialized operation while utilizing superb time management, public relations, organization of presentations, and interpersonal communications skills.