Gail Elizabeth Pope, Ed.D.
Gail Elizabeth Pope earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Texas A&M University. She has taught in elementary, middle, and high school in Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas, as well as at Old Dominion University where she taught a graduate class in strategic planning. She began her career in education administration in Spring Branch ISD in Houston, Texas where she served as high school assistant principal and middle school principal. She continued in administration in Virginia Beach City Schools before becoming a director of the Governor’s Best Practice Center with the Virginia Department of Education. Pope then served as the Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Manassas Park City Schools. She then served for six years as superintendent of Manassas City Schools.
Her professional growth activities have been focused on work with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD] where she completed a four year term on the Board of Directors. While serving on the board, she visited schools in England, South Africa, China, and India. She is a past president of Virginia ASCD and was honored as Virginia Curriculum Leader of the Year in 2006. Pope was on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and served on the DaVinci project which authored a strategic plan for Virginia superintendents. Pope was named Region IV Superintendent of the Year for 2011.
Upon retirement, she and her husband returned to Texas and live in The Woodlands. She now serves as the Regional Field Consultant for AdvanED for the greater Houston and Galveston area.