Leading school takes experience

Becky S. Gurnick, M.Ed.

Director of Special Education Becky Gurnick

The 2015-16 school year opened with new leadership as Becky Gurnick, Director of Special Education brought her passion for students and families to Gompers.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Mrs. Gurnick attended Arizona State University, University of Phoenix and Northern Arizona University earning a bachelor of science in business management, and a Masters in Special Education, and a Masters in principal leadership.

Her professional experience has provided her with a unique set of skills to lead students and staff. As a dedicated professional, child advocate, teacher, and administrator, she has served students and their families for over 16 years; as a certified special education teacher for children with multiple disabilities, mild to severe intellectual disabilities, and children with Autism. Her training in the field of behavior analysis allows her to implement interventions and strategies to create a positive learning environment for all students. In addition, Mrs. Gurnick has a history of working with diverse populations in both the public and private sectors that have prepared her to lead and support public and private school education.

Her life has been blessed with a patient, loving husband, four sons, a daughter and three beautiful grandchildren. She resides in the foothills north of Phoenix where her family enjoys hiking the Maricopa trail with their crazy Jack Russell Terriers and riding their trusty steeds.

You can learn more about our K-12 Special Education School by visiting http://gompers.org/school/.