Gayle is a proud graduate of the Texas A&M College of Education, with a B.A. (’74) and M.Ed. (’79). She is married to Marc, who has his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from TAMU. Gayle retired from Texas public schools after a career as a teacher in grades K-12 in both general and special education. She is currently working as an educational consultant. Gayle and Marc are the parents of two sons and enjoy serving in the music ministry at Jersey Village Baptist Church.