Faculty & Staff


Gayle Burrer, M.Ed.

Coordinator of Field Experiences/Adjunct Faculty
Department of Education

Favorite Quote:  "I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture of an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized." Dr. Haim Ginott


  • M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, Lourdes College
  • B.S., Education, Bowling Green State University

Areas of Expertise

  • General Education
  • Graduate Education
  • Adolescent Development and Pedagogy

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio 5 Year Professional License - Elementary K-8, High School (7-12) Spanish
  • Partners In Education (PIE) Toledo, OH
  • OACTE - Ohio Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Model Teacher Toledo Diocese - 10 years
  • Spirit of Education Award-Lourdes College MED program (2008)

Service to Community

  • Partners in Education, Dragon Boat Festival
  • Regular Board Member/Executive Board Member/PIE Advisory Board member/Program Committee Head/Barbecue and Beethoven Picnic committee for Partners In Education
  • Board Member, Sylvania Franciscan Academy

Professional Research and Interests

  • Multiple Intelligence Theory
  • Brain Based Learning
  • Grading and Reporting
  • Differentiation

Personal Interests

  • Skiing
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Traveling with family

Personal Web Links


Gayle Burrer
Office: ASI 277
Phone: 419-824-3840