Specializing in both elementary and secondary levels, she has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and administrators. In 2004 she created Kids Kan Inc., an international organization that specializes in curriculum design, staff development, activity selection, and program implementation. Her teaching style effectively models a keen awareness of adolescent development and brain-based learning principles, accommodating all students' ability levels.
A sought after consultant, Dr. Gorke helped to author California state guidelines for inclusion and physical activity in afterschool programming throughout the state. An expert in kinesthetic learning through team building and psycho-motor activities, she has created programs for nationally recognized youth organizations.
Also on a national level, Gale has been instrumental in implementing grants funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Carol M. White PEP grants, Mentoring Children of Prisoners grants, and the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grants. She presents and keynotes at many educational conferences and provides technical assistance for multiple school districts, County Offices of Education, and community based organizations such as YMCA, Big Brothers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Departments of Health and Welfare, AmeriCorps, and Conservation Corps.
Gale has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Education for both La Sierra University and Chapman University. Her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on academic intervention in afterschool programs and her Ed.S. is in School Psychology.
Devotees of "Dr. Gale" all agree that her enthusiasm is contagious. Her motto is "The best way to learn is through play and the way you show up for the game is the way you show up for life."