Gayle Fallon
President Emeritus, Houston Federation of Teachers
Gayle Fallon served as President of the Houston Federation of Teachers (HFT) from 1983 until her retirement in June 2015.  She was initially hired by the union in August 1981 and served as the Grievance Representative for the teachers until she assumed the role of President.  During her tenure with the HFT, Gayle also served on the Texas AFT Executive Council, the Harris County Central Labor Council Executive Board, and the Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board. She was appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling to serve on a board evaluating No Child Left Behind. In 2008, she was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Governor's Competitiveness Council.

Prior to working for the HFT, Gayle Fallon taught for 12 years from 1969 until 1981 for the Aldine ISD and North Forest ISD. In 1980, she earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Sam Houston State University.  She attended post graduate classes at Texas A & M University.

Gayle attended American University in Washington DC from 1962-66. She received a BA in Political Science from AU. After graduation, she was employed by The National Security Agency from June 1966 through August 1968 as a Vietnamese Crypto-linguist/ Intelligence Research Analyst. She and her husband moved to Texas in August 1968.

Gayle is a member of both Leadership Houston and the American Leadership Forum.  Currently, she serves on the Board of the American Leadership Forum.  Additionally, she serves on the board of the ROAD women and is the Vice- President of the Houston Folklore and Music Society.