As a proud Filipino-American, son of a union-nurse, and product of U.S. public schools, Gabriel has strong roots that ground him deeply as an educator-activist. Gabriel is currently teaching U.S. History I Honors and AP U.S. History at Bergen County Vocational Technical Schools (BT) in Teterboro, NJ. Beyond the classroom, he has advised the National Social Studies Honor Society, Model United Nations, and served as a STEM Mentor to help cultivate the next generation of student leaders. Active in his union, Gabriel has built capacity at the local, state, and national levels by cultivating networks, organizing members, and facilitating leadership training. Gabriel earned an MA in Economics Education and Entrepreneurship from the University of Delaware, an MS in Teaching, and BA in Political Science from Pace University.
Written by Gabriel A. Tanglao
I am a young teacher from New Jersey with over seven years in the classroom. This summer, I traveled to seven different cities to participate in ten different conferences. We had powerful conversations around racial justice in education, progressive movement-building, leadership development, and more. The most impactful experience was the...Think Global, Act Local: Perspectives from EI Young Advocates' workshop