Team Member

Gail Zuagar

Gail Zuagar

Communications Associate

Gail has left The Education Trust for her next adventure. Though she is no longer at Ed Trust, we maintain this bio page as a record of the wonderful work she contributed while with us.


Gail is the primary point of contact for media outlets on higher education issues. She also supports efforts to increase awareness of, and commitment to Ed Trust’s mission by creating and carrying out cogent outreach strategies and tracking their results.

Prior to joining The Education Trust, Gail worked at the National Women’s Law Center, where she conducted outreach to promote opportunities for women and girls in school and at work. Before that, she spent three years teaching elementary students in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland.

Originally from Philadelphia, Gail holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University.

What is your proudest moment?
Becoming a mother.

What drew you to education?
Working as a camp counselor in high school and as a basketball coach after college set the stage for me — I loved building relationships with “my kids” back then. After a little prompting from friends, I could see that teaching was the next step for me.When I left teaching, I wanted to continue to help students reach their academic potential, even though I’d no longer be in the classroom. Joining the team at Ed Trust allows me to do just that. I’m excited to be part of the great legacy of leadership that Ed Trust provides for education advocates.

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