Gayle Willey, Ed. S.
Dr. Karla Arnold,
Director of Innovation & Learning
GAYLE WILLEY, Executive Director
Gayle completed her undergraduate work at the University of Missouri – Columbia receiving a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, a Masters degree in Elementary Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and an Educational Specialist degree in School-wide Systems and Superintendence from Webster University. During her career she held positions with the Special School District as a special education teacher, area coordinator and director of special education. Gayle participated in a dual contract with Webster Groves School District as a director/liaison and then accepted the position as the Director of Student Services and then an interim elementary principal. After leaving the St. Louis area she accepted an elementary principal position with Joplin Schools. After retirement from public schools Gayle accepted a program mentor position with the Western Governor’s University in the Teacher’s College, BASPEE (Bachelor of Art, Special Education/Elementary Education) program. She accepted the position of Executive Director with MO-CASE March 1, 2020. Gayle has been a long-time CEC, MO-CEC Past-President, and MO-CASE member and Board member.