Gail currently teaches mathematics at Dock Mennonite Academy High School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, where she has helped promote STEM education. During her years at Dock, Gail created a robotics program and an independent-study robotics course, started honors mathematics courses, worked with students taking online courses, and worked to develop a gifted & talented program for the K-12 system of which Dock is the upper school. Gail holds two bachelor’s degrees from M.I.T. (one in Aeronautical Engineering and the other in Russian Studies) and a Masters of Education in High School Mathematics from Arcadia University. Prior to teaching, and before a 10-year hiatus in her career to raise two daughters, Gail worked at The Boeing Company on the 777 commercial airplane. Gail is passionate about service and helping young people to “learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives” (Titus 3:14, NIV). As a young adult, Gail enjoyed seeing Cold War relations melt when she served alongside Soviets in earthquake-stricken Armenia and with other Americans in Yugoslavian refugee camps. Gail’s interests in education as a way to solve conflicts and fight poverty extends overseas through her involvement on the board of Sanctuary International, Inc., the American support arm of Casa Sanctuary orphanage in Ocna-Mures, Romania.
Eric Bishop completed 37 years as a teacher of English (1978-2015). He holds a BA from Eastern Mennonite University, an M.A.Ed. (English) from Arcadia University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University. Eric is a lifelong learner and enjoys conversations about all aspects of education. In addition to teaching high school, he has also taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has also designed and taught courses for senior citizens in area retirement centers. He is married and the parent of two adult children. Mrs. Bishop is a K-4 librarian in the Norristown Area School District, and their daughter is an E.S.L. instructor at the same school.