Jean Gauley, PhD, received her Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Vermont and went on to earn her Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction and her PhD in curriculum leadership from the University of Denver. Gauley is an instructor of teacher education in the CMU master's program in educational leadership, where she teaches courses in School Improvement and Accountability, Instructional Leadership and Best Practices in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, as well as supervises principal interns. She was a teacher trainer for the Peace Corps, and has served on various local and state committees regarding K-12 content standards and assessments. She retired as Executive Director of Assessment and Curriculum in Mesa County School District 51.
Jean served many years as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity. In the last few years, she co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors for New Dimensions Lifelong Learning Institute that offers classes and learning opportunities for people 50 years and older.