Mrs. Gulley was raised on a farm in rural Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with degrees in Psychology and English, before attending law school at the University of Oklahoma. While at OU Law, Ms. Gulley worked at the State of Oklahoma’s Office of Special Education Due Process, where she recruited, researched for, and trained with Oklahoma hearing and appeal officers. She also served as the managing editor of the American Indian Law Review, served as a mentor to first year law students, co-chaired OU Law’s Mentor Program during her third year, and participated in the college’s study-abroad program at Oxford University in England.
Mrs. Gulley was recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly each year from 2007 to 2015. While at the Underwood Law Firm, Mrs. Gulley served as the Firm’s Employment Law Section Leader and served on the Firm’s Practice Management Committee. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Texas; is a former Director for the Amarillo Area Bar Association; is a committee member for the University of Texas CLE – Education Law Section; serves on the Amarillo Area Women Bar Association Board of Directors; serves as the Chair of the City of Amarillo’s Animal Management & Welfare Board; and, in her free time, volunteers in animal rescue and “fosters” homeless dogs. Previously, she served as the president, vice-president and secretary of the Amarillo Education Foundation, and served as a United Way Loaned Executive.
Mrs. Gulley is a frequent presenter on employment and education matters, training supervisors, administrators, teachers, school staff and school trustees on a variety of employment and school law matters. She also frequently presents at state education and special education conferences.
Mrs. Gulley is a member of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys, the Texas Association of School Boards’ Council of School Attorneys, and the School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mrs. Gulley has been licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 2004.