Gail has worked as a teacher, associate principal, principal and school adviser in the Waikato area. She has also worked on national projects for the Ministry of Education such as the Literacy Taskforce, Literacy Leadership, the development of the English Exemplars, the Literacy Professional Development Project (LPDP) and schooling improvement projects including: four years working in 14 schools around Taupo for the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and two years in the Manurewa project.

Gail currently works across New Zealand as an independent consultant in schools, tutoring and coaching school leaders and teachers in the development of literacy. She has recently published a book about the teaching of writing, “I’ve Got Something to Say” and provides seminars in support.