Professional Learning workshops for educators
Parent/Family Engagement workshops
Review/editing of Gifted Program Design
Long term Diversity & Equity consultation
White Papers for publication
Keynote presentations for Conferences
Family Advice for Gifted program
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Children and youth who are Black, Latinx or low income who have advanced academic abilities are more likely than White and middle/upper income students to be overlooked and underserved. This tragic loss of talent is caused by discriminatory practices in schools. I can help you address these issues in your schools.
I have two advanced degrees in Gifted Education. I have experience as a practitioner, researcher, and author. I also raised three gifted children. I have been working as an educational consultant for the past 35 + years
During my career, I worked as a gifted education coordinator in three localities and as the founding executive director of a Governor's School for gifted students. For five years I served as the Virginia State Specialist for k-12 gifted programs. I also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Expert Presenter for the National Association for Gifted Children. I am author of numerous publications, including the award winning " Bright, Talented & Black: a guide for Families raising African American gifted learners"
Currently I teach grad courses at Bridges in CA & JHU in MD. I also continue to train educators, evaluate programs, and write for publication. In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my 5 grandchildren. I also love raising houseplants, flowers, reading, and journaling.
I am available on an hourly basis to give families advice about the gifted education identification /assessment process, filing an appeal to dispute a decision, and general Advocacy skills.
I am available for:
Professional Learning Workshops
Attending Advisory Council meetings
Document review and editing
Long term program consultation services to address equity in Gifted education
I understand that each district, organization or family's needs are different. Please share with me in detail what your needs are and I will respond. I have expertise and resources that can help.