Meet the Current Teacher of the Year (TOY)

Gail Hudson with NV State Superintendent, Jhone Ebert and Students

  • Gail, NV Superintendent and kids

Gail Hudson

Gail Hudson is a National Board Certified Teacher with 32-years instructional leadership experience. An immigrant student from Belize, British Honduras, Hudson was overwhelmed as she struggled due to language barriers and cultural differences. The first in her family to attend college, Hudson recalls the one teacher who set high expectations and believed in her; encouraging her to achieve her goals. As a result, Hudson commits to be the teacher who provides all students opportunities not realized during her own elementary school years.

A fifth-grade teacher at John Hummel Elementary in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hudson builds authentic, meaningful relationships and ensures the whole child is valued, respected, and challenged. Hudson attests to the impact an effective teacher can make in a student’s life. Promoting equitable and student-centered learning environments, she values diversity, collaboration, and innovative leadership. Hudson provides peer mentoring; embracing colleagues as classroom participant observers.

Hudson is a Clark County School District Equity and Diversity Department facilitator and presents on the district, state, and national levels. Additionally, she serves as a facilitator for the Nevada National Board Professional Learning Institute. She holds a Master in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University, a Master in Curriculum and Instruction from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Illinois University. Hudson holds an endorsement in Reading and English as a Second Language and a diploma in Intercultural Relationship from The Intercultural Development Research Institute. Hudson is a founding member of the inaugural National Board Network of Accomplished Minority Educators.

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    Gail Hudson and Governor Sisolak

    • Gail Hudson and Governor Sisolak