As Education Leadership Coach, Dr. Gabbadon implements coaching, professional learning sessions, and cross-sector collaboration to build the capacity of teacher leaders in the greater Philadelphia area, empowering them to skillfully facilitate affinity spaces for educators of color and promoting educator satisfaction and retention.
With over 13 years of experience in education, Dr. Gabbadon has held various roles, most recently serving as Visiting Professor at Swarthmore College. Previously, she was a high school teacher, teacher leader, instructional coach, and assistant principal/director of curriculum and instruction in Philadelphia’s traditional public and renaissance charter schools. Dr. Gabbadon has also served as an instructor of undergraduate and graduate education, working with aspiring and in-service teachers and school leaders at institutions such as Temple University, Relay Graduate School of Education, and Swarthmore College. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences. She has published articles in leading academic journals, evaluation reports, and a book entitled “Support and Retain Educators of Color: 6 Principles for Culturally Affirming Leadership”.
Dr. Gabbadon holds a B.S.Ed. in secondary education and Spanish from Temple University, an M.S.Ed. in school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in policy and organizational studies with a concentration in urban education from Temple University. Outside of work, she finds joy in traveling, exploring the city of Philadelphia, and making memories with her beloved family.