Gay Krause

Foothill College, Krause Center for Innovation, Executive Director

Gay Krause is currently executive director of the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI), Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.  As executive director of the Center Ms. Krause has been responsible for the renovation of the building into a state-of-the-art facility.  The mission of the KCI is to serve as a regional professional development center that empowers K-14 educators, students and local community members to dramatically improve learning outcomes through the use of technology.

Ms. Krause has over 27 years experience working in K-12 education in positions such as counselor, teacher, assistant principal and principal, primarily at the middle school level.  Ms. Krause is actively involved with several community organizations including: the YMCA Silicon Valley board, Chairperson of the Mountain View-Los Altos Challenge Team, board member of the Foothill/DeAnza Colleges Foundation, and Advisory Board member of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  She has received numerous awards for her involvement including the AAUW Status of Women Award, the Community College League of California Creating the Future Award, and the Instructional Technology Department Harold H. Hailer Service Award from San Jose State University, the YMCA Red Triangle Award 10/23/08.

Ms. Krause was raised in Northern Virginia and received her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, her master’s degree from the University of Virginia and her educational administrative credentials from the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University.  She lives in Los Altos Hills, California with her husband, Bill Krause who has been active and a leader in the Silicon Valley high tech industry.