Gail Boushey

Gail Boushey is an educator, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Co-creator of the Daily 5 Framework and CAFE Literacy System and co-owner of The Daily CAFE company, she leads a passionate team to empower educators to individualize instruction, increase student independence, and provide authentic work for students.

Gail is the co-author of the best-selling books The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades, first and second editions and The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment and Instruction, first and second editions. Her 20+ years of classroom experience teaching preschool through grade 6, special education, and serving as an instructional coach, along with her time consulting in classrooms worldwide, provide a rich context on which she bases her teaching philosophy.

For the last 15 years, Gail has made it her mission to teach and support educators in their Daily 5 and CAFE practices. She travels nationally and internationally to share the system and structure that created independent, engaged students in her classrooms to teachers throughout the world. Her company provides training to educators in various settings, offering live workshops, online seminars, graduate courses, consulting services, an online conferring notebook, and an extensive database of resources at

Gail lives with her husband, Doug, in Seattle, Washington. They have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. When not teaching or writing, you will find Gail enjoying concerts and traveling with her family, or in the kitchen cooking with her grandchildren. She loves to read, and is consistently adding to her home library.

Gail Boushey


Twitter: @gailboushey and @thedailycafe

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