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Lou Gallo: Head of Social Studies

Named the Knox County Teacher of the Year in 2008 nand the West High School Teacher of the Year in 2003, in addition to earning the Milkin National Educator Award, Mr. Gallo has decades of education experience, both in the classroom and at organizations like the College Board. He was one of just five teachers selected to run the Olympic torch for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. At Dwight Global, he teaches various social studies and history courses, using stories from his extensive travels – he’s visited more than 40 countries to date – to better connect students with their course materials. Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Gallo earned his Bachelor's degree from The College of New Jersey and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.