Gail Hunter is Professor, Coordinator in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program at George Brown College. Gail’s early career experience included Early Childhood Educator, Child Care Supervisor, and Toronto District School Board Child Care Advisor. In her role as Child Care Advisor she worked with school communities, child care supervisors, non-profit boards, and licensing inspectors. In this capacity she facilitated child care start-ups and provided ongoing workshops and supports to child care centres.
In 1991 Gail joined the George Brown team as a Professor/Coordinator of ECE. During this time she was instrumental in bringing to fruition two new programs: Winter Intake ECE Diploma and the Early Childhood Leadership Honours Degree.
On top of her teaching Gail played a pivotal role in establishing the George Brown and P.A.C.E. relationship. This relationship blossomed into the current joint Jamaica – George Brown affiliation. 17 years later she continues to be involved in the project through fundraising, supporting students and doing presentations.
Gail was an active Board member of Jesse’s Centre for Teen Parents for five years, in her last two years she held the position of President. During her time on the board Gail focused on issues ranging from diversity, poverty, housing, education, and fundraising.
Gail works closely with Red River College and U of T’s Atkinson Centre, by facilitating Science of Early Childhood Development Resource (SECD) workshops. She develops workshops for diverse audiences including colleges, universities, ministries of education, and early childhood focused agencies internationally and locally.
Gail’s educational background includes a B.A. in Social and Political Thought, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education, a Certificate in Psychology of Human Relations and a Certificate in Teaching and Training Adults.