Gayle Samford is a Research Specialist at the Texas Policy Lab for Rice University. Her research centers around Early Childhood interventions. Before joining the team at Rice, she was an Early Childhood teacher in Birdville and Conroe ISD. She is also a summer science teacher at Wonders of The Woodlands. Her passion is creative hand on learning for children. On her off time you will find her with family, friends and animals on the beach with a book!