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Hi. I'm Tami G 

the girly shop teacher


Hey there,

I’m Tami G. I’m a mom, educator, craftswoman, and lover of life. 

When asked, "What don't you do?" Tami simply replies, "Nothing!" Tami Gamble-Gurnell is in her fifth year of teaching Construction and Building Trades at Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas, on Dallas' southern border. She possesses an energetic comedic spirit with a never quit attitude. In the most intriguing way she manages to turn a "no" into a "YES"! 

Her first heartthrob moment in construction came when she was helping her dad set and pour cement steps at the age of six. This zany mother of three sons travels the world in search of best practices for construction education, is a Howard University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Certified Texas Education Agency Teacher, NCCER Certified Craft Instructor and OSHA certified.  She is a self-appointed ambassador to the building trades industry speaking at conferences through out the United States. She has been featured on NBCDFW’s Carter in the Classroom in February of 2019, was featured on the cover of Southwest Now Magazine January 2019, was named Power Up Inc. Woman in Construction May 2018, awarded Duncanville ISD "Made with Pride" Teacher of the Month May 2016, Duncanville High School Teacher of the Month in January 2018, has lead led her SkillsUSA team to numerous blue ribbon victories all five years and is on a crusade to ensure that laughter is injected into every lesson.


"I am a conduit.

I will not teach you anything.

I'm here to pull out what you already know."