Gayle Gawlik

Science Teacher/Mentor

Gayle is a science teacher at Fusion Fairfield.

Born in central New York State, Gayle attended SUNY Fredonia for undergrad where she earned a BS in both Biology and Chemistry.  She then continued her education at the University of Michigan, where she learned of her passion for teaching while earning an MS in Chemistry, with a specialization in Chemical Biology.  Her love for learning led to her successfully defending a Doctorate of Education dissertation at the University of Georgia in 2016.

Gayle has taught chemistry in independent schools in Georgia and Connecticut for over 15 years and enjoys helping students to recognize that science is all around them, even if they cannot see it.

Outside of school, Gayle enjoys spending time outdoors, biking or hiking to the tops of mountains and finding waterfalls.  She also always has a jigsaw puzzle in progress and at least one or two books in the process of being read or listened to.  She enjoys listening to podcasts and taking road trips to visit friends and family.

When Gayle was young, her sister knocked her two front teeth out with a baseball bat and spent 4 years singing “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” until her adult teeth grew in!