Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

Gail Cahill

Assistant Professor

Gail Cahill

Gail teaches in the special education programs in the Graduate School of Education. She joined the Lesley community after many years in the public education sector. She has taught at various grade levels as well as held several administrative positions, including special education administration and school based administration. She has also worked at private facilities such as McLean Hospital and the Protestant Guild for the Blind.

Throughout her career, Gail has been an adjunct instructor in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has taught courses in special education, administration, reading, assessment, and curriculum. She recently served on the International Council of Exceptional Children, CEC Elections Standing Committee. 

Education: BS, Fitchburg State University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston; M.Ed., Boston University; EdD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Educational Leadership)

Selected Presentations

  • Collaborating For Success: What General Educators Want Special Educators to Know.  CEC 2017 Convention and Expo, Boston, MA.  Presentation Date: April 20, 2017.
  • Comprehension of Informational Text for Struggling Readers: Strategies and Technologies. CEC 2017 Convention and Expo, Boston, MA.  Presentation Date: April 19, 2017.
  • Cahill, G. & Govendo, B. (2017). Voices of Classroom Teachers: What Special Educators Need to Know, Conference Publication, LDA International Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Enhancing Comprehension of Expository Text: Strategies and Technology.  Presentation, 9th Annual Literacy Essentials Conference: Unlocking Every Student’s Potential Through Literacy.  Presentation Date: March 28, 2015.
  • Cahill, G. & Govendo, B. (2014).  A Good Reader Has a Plan:  Helping Students with Learning
  • Disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 20 (3), 158-163.
  • Three Steps to Success:  Effective Teaching of Expository Text to ALL Learners, Presentation, International Association of Special Education, Conference Publication, Presentation Date: July 10, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Three Steps to Success:  Effective Teaching of Expository Text to ALL Learners, Florida Council of Exceptional Children. Presentation date:  October 27, 2012.
  • A Good Reader Has A Plan: Helping students with learning disabilities negotiate non-fiction text, Learning Disabilities Association of American, 49th    Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Presentation date:  February 23, 2012.
  • Differentiated Instruction: Strategies to increase student achievement, Presentation: Billerica Public Schools Professional Development Day, September 20, 2011.
  • Boost student achievement by connecting UDL and DI, Title I Conference, Presentation: March 8, 2011.