Gail Cornwall writes about education, parenting, and a smattering of other issues impacting current and former children. Most pieces take the reported form these days, though she has written essays and op-eds in the past.
Her qualifications are cobbled together from a series of roles, including PTA member, stay-at-home mother, higher education lawyer (Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, LLP), ninth-grade English teacher (Crossland High School), federal law clerk (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit), special education intern (Stanford’s Youth & Education Law Project), research assistant, teacher’s assistant (NYU School of Law), elementary and secondary education intern (U.S. Department of Education), and history major (University of California, Berkeley).
Born in St. Louis and raised in the Bay Area, she’s a serial monogamist of urban living who resided in New York City, D.C., Boston, and Seattle before committing to San Francisco, which helps explain why three states admitted her to practice law.
Gail’s work has been published online by the Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Times, Salon, and U.S. News & World Report, among others – as well as in print by national glossies (including Parents and Good Housekeeping) and newspapers (the San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, and more).