Gay Krause

Gay Krause

Executive Director, Gay Krause, founded the KCI in July 1998. Gay was responsible for developing and implementing the initial vision to serve K-14 educators in professional development activities. She also led the effort to restore the former Space Science Museum into a fully equipped technology facility to serve K-14 educators, Foothill students, and the community. The KCI is available for professional development activities 24/7 both in-house and on-line throughout the state of California.

Prior to July 1998, Gay was a principal of both elementary and middle schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District. Gay served as teacher, middle school counselor, assistant principal and principal for 10 years. Gay received her B.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University in education and special education, her M.S. degree from the University of Virginia in counseling psychology, and a credential in administrative leadership from San Jose State University and San Francisco University.

Author's Posts

  • KCI Wants to Help You Make It Happen
    KCI Wants to Help You Make It Happen
    The past few years have been characterized by the uncertainty of what the future holds and many hoped 2021-2022 would be a return to the new “normal.” We heard from educators that it was one of the hardest years ever. Planning for opportunities and reigniting growth was difficult, to say the least. There were many…
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  • Pennsylvania State University Visits the KCI Makerspace for Inspiration and Guidance
    Pennsylvania State University Visits the KCI Makerspace for Inspiration and Guidance
    KCI welcomed esteemed guests from Pennsylvania State University to the KCI Makerspace on Thursday, April 7th, 2022. Kim Lawless, Dean of the College of Education, and Steve Wilson, Director of Development at the College of Education, spent 5 hours in our makerspace in discussion about how to set up a similar learning space on their…
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  • Let’s Celebrate Ed Campos and his “Stories with Style” Project
    Let’s Celebrate Ed Campos and his “Stories with Style” Project
    “Where are the dopamine hits in your classroom?” is a quote by Zaretta Hammond that Ed referenced in a recent presentation at the CISC Conference in Monterey, CA when he discussed theHip Hop pedagogy collaboration with the Kings County Juvenile Court System and the Kings County Office of Education. Whenever Ed walks into a room,…
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  • Building Bridges in K-14 Education
    Building Bridges in K-14 Education
    Part 7 of KCI’s Student Media Collaboration Blog Series highlighting the amazing partnership between KCI, East Side Union High School District, and Foothill College and produced on the WeVideo platform. 
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  • Access KCI's 2021 Annual Report
    Access KCI's 2021 Annual Report
    All of KCI's instructors and alumni work to shape the educational world around us, helping to create a brighter future for our students and our community.
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  • KCI Core Principles in Action: Creativity
    KCI Core Principles in Action: Creativity
    KCI works endlessly to stay connected to the most cutting edge efforts and research in the area of ideation. Together with our partners and community members, we embody the power of creativity for all learners.
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