Gwendolyn Page is a Literacy Educational Consultant with Teaching Matters, and she has worked in education for fifteen years. Prior to joining Teaching Matters, Gwendolyn began teaching high school English on Long Island and then in Charlottesville, Virginia. After a decade in the classroom, Gwendolyn moved back to New York to teach high school English at a charter school in Brooklyn where she also served as the ELA Academic Dean. Most recently, Gwendolyn served as the Associate Director of High School ELA for a charter network where she designed curriculum and collaborated with teachers and leaders across several high schools to ensure instruction is rigorous, validating, empowering, and accessible for students. She has also constructed and facilitated professional development on instructional best practices that is rooted in culturally relevant pedagogy.
Gwendolyn was born and raised on Long Island and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at James Madison University. Her desire to enrich student thinking, ignite what drives curiosity, serve as a supportive, meaningful adult in students’ lives, and ensure that all students have access to an inclusive, validating, and empowering education compelled her to become a teacher.
Outside of teaching, Gwendolyn loves going to concerts, reading, working out, and watching documentaries. She also enjoys traveling and spending time in the company of her friends.