Amy Gale is a senior program officer in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages a grant portfolio focused on quality K-12 schools and innovation in education and creates strategic partnerships to improve outcomes for Kansas City students.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Gale worked for nine years in the Chicago Public Schools as an educator, district lead arts liaison and as a Local School Council member. She previously worked as a program coordinator for the Chicago New Teacher Center, where she supported policy and programming initiatives through program management, strategic communications and data analysis. Her career began as a Teach For America Chicago corps member.
Gale holds a Bachelor of Science in human development and psychological services from Northwestern University, and she earned a Master of Arts in teaching from Dominican University. In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher and serves as a board member for Camp for All Kids, a nonprofit organization that promotes and facilitates racial and socioeconomic diversity by sending kids from underserved communities to overnight summer camp.