Craig T. Gabler has been at Educational Service District (ESD) 113 in Olympia, Washington since 2000. At the ESD, Dr. Gabler serves as Regional Science Coordinator and LASER Alliance Co-Director where his primary role is to coordinate and deliver science professional development to the 44 school districts in the region. During his time at ESD, Dr. Gabler also served as Curriculum Director for Science & Mathematics for Tacoma Public Schools in Washington for two years. Dr. Gabler began his career in Centralia, Washington in 1975 as a high school chemistry and physics teacher.
Outside of his work in the district, Dr. Gabler has worked in the area of science education in a number functions. He has worked on two Washington state science standards writing teams and spent several summers as Mentor Teacher in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pre-Service Teacher program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has served a two-year term as president of the Washington Science Teachers Association, as the National Science Teachers Association’s District XVII Director and as faculty for the Association of Washington School Principals’ student leadership program.
Dr. Gabler received a BS in Physical Science from Washington State University, an MS in Science Education from Oregon State University, and a PhD in Science & Mathematics Education from the Curtin University in Perth, Australia.