Dr. Nancy P. Gibson is a professional educator who has had a successful 37-year career as a teacher and administrator. During her career in public education, she has served in rural, suburban, and urban schools at every level in K–12. In 1992, Gibson was selected as the Sangamon County Special Education Teacher of the Year. As superintendent of the O’Fallon, Illinois School District #90, she was awarded the O’Fallon Metro East NAACP Partnership in Justice Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Gibson has been a member of ASCD for 15 years and of Illinois ASCD (IL ASCD) for 18 years, including serving as treasurer and president of IL ASCD. She is currently cochair of the Education Advocacy Committee and was instrumental in getting a resolution passed in the Illinois House of Representatives recognizing March as Whole Child Month in Illinois.
At the national level, Gibson was appointed to the ASCD Nominations Committee and has also served on the ASCD Legislative Committee. In 2009, she was elected to serve a three-year term as an ASCD Board member.
Gibson has traveled extensively internationally, studying educational infrastructures and visiting schools as a member of ASCD and People to People delegations. Currently, Gibson is a full-time professor in the Educational Leadership department at Concordia University in Chicago. She has authored several articles on professional development and teaches courses at the master’s and doctoral level in instructional leadership and supervision and improvement of schools.