Gayle Stinson was named to the Foundation Board in 2006, one of two new Scholar Alumni members named to the Board that year. Gayle is Superintendent of Schools for the Lake Dallas ISD in north Texas. She served for seven years in administration for the Texarkana School District, where her outstanding tenure as principal of Texas High School resulted in her selection as Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.
A native of Redwater, Gayle was one of the first Terry Scholars at the University of Texas, a member of the original class of 1987. She completed her B.S. in 1991 and subsequently earned an M.S. in Education from Texas A&M at Texarkana and a Doctor of Education in 2013 from Lamar University.
Gayle and her husband, Trent, reside in the north Texas area and are the parents of three children.