Ms. Gail Sutton


I am a faculty member in the English Department at Saint Basil Academy. I earned a Bachelor in Arts in English Literature from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia. In my senior year, I took a video production course, and discovered broadcasting. After graduation, I landed a summer job at WAVY-TV, the area’s NBC affiliate; there I explored television from the other side of the screen — and became hooked on media production. The good news is that in September, I was hired full-time. I worked in television marketing for 10 years, including at stint at WPHL in Philadelphia.

From television, I migrated to corporate media, where I wrote and produced global events and internet marketing videos. During those years I was also raising a family, and the more I became involved in the education of my children, the more I recognized my passion for mixing education and media communications. In 2009, I studied at Chestnut Hill College and began teaching; in June, 2014, I earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education. I am certified to teach English, Communications, and Social Studies at the high school level.

At SBA, I teach Freshman and AP English, and facilitate student media communications (“Basilian Pillar” newspapers, ”Panther Tales” newscasts, and other video projects.) I love enabling students to explore and extend their energy, creativity, and critical thinking skills. If I had to pick a favorite area within English Literature, it would be the Victorian period, because authors then interpreted a quickly changing world that mirrors the pace of change today.