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Gail L. Thompson

Thompson, Gail

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a critically acclaimed author of many articles and books; former secondary school teacher; and former Executive Director of Equity at Illuminate Education. During her years as the Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University, she created and served as Director of the Black Men Teaching (BMT) Program, and supervised doctoral students. In addition to creating and implementing “The Literacy Club,” an afterschool reading incentive program for struggling readers at several schools, Dr. Thompson has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including PBS Television’s “Tony Brown Journal.” Dr. Thompson books include the award-nominated The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students; Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask About African American Students; and Up Where We Belong: Helping African American and Latino Students Rise in School and in Life.

Areas of expertise
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Teaching Methods
  • Cultural Competence
  • Yes, You Can
  • African-American Boys


  • The Winning Formula for Educating African American Students: Through an examination of case studies and the groundbreaking “Mindset Study,” participants will discover the role that negative beliefs play in the quality of instruction and treatment that African American K-12 students often receive. Furthermore, in order to improve the schooling experiences of African American students, participants will learn numerous strategies. The recommended readings and homework assignments will enable participants to continue to grow professionally after the session has ended.
  • You Can’t Be Scared and Be Effective: How to Strengthen Your Classroom Management Skills: Weak classroom management skills can cause many K-12 teachers to engage in unfair discipline practices and fail capable students. This session will equip participants with research-based strategies that will strengthen their classroom management skills and thereby help

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