Deidra Gammill



Deidra M. Gammill, Ph.D, is a teacherpreneur and National Board Certified educator with 16 years of experience in the classroom. She now works with students considering a career in education through her high school’s Teacher Academy. Deidra was a participant in the pilot year of the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) and has published in The Reading Teacher, Gifted Child Today, and Education Week Teacher.

Work this year as a teacherpreneur

Deidra is providing support for participants and facilitators of the Teacher Leadership Initiative and collecting personal stories that reflect their experiences.

Leadership verb: Reflect

On being a teacherpreneur

“For me, serving as a teacherpreneur provides me with opportunities to work with and for other teacher-leader colleagues across the nation through the Teacher Leadership Initiative and serve our profession in a much larger scope than I could ever accomplish by myself.”

Support from administrators

“My administrator advocated for me with our new superintendent and our state department to ensure that I would have this opportunity. Because 49 percent of my salary is paid through Carl D. Perkins’ funds, negotiating the release time and contract was complicated.”

Follow Deidra’s work

Twitter: @DeidraGammill

Blog: Designing Teachers

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