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Other Experiences in Education

State of Texas consultant for teachers, administrators, and parents on regular classroom education for the gifted (1994)

Autism Spectrum Disorders consultant, Concordia Creative Learning Academy, St. Paul, MN (2009-Present).

Board Memberships:
Minnesota Council on Gifted and Talented (MCGT) Board member, liason to gifted education teachers, and Legislative Committee member (2004-08); co-organizer, MCGT “Gifted with Disabilities” group (2007-present); Editorial Advisory Board Member, Encyclopedia of Gifted (2007-09), Creative, and Talented (2007-present); Member, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Publications Committee (2007-2012), and Legislation and Policy Committee (2012-18); Member, NACC State Policy Task Force (2013-15); Reviewer, Journal for the Education of the Gifted (2013-Present), NAGC Leadership Committee (2017-Present)

Three monographs or books, on gifted students with disabilities, for:

• Virginia Department of Education (1990) • Appalachia Educational Laboratory (1990)
• Prufrock Press (2001)

Five articles on these students, for:

Encyclopedia of Gifted, Creative, and Talented (2009) and Gifted Education International (2013), Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

Professional Presentations:
More than 150 sessions, on the teaching of gifted and disabled students, at the school, district, state, regional, national, and international levels.


  • Member, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi (education honor societies) (1978-present)
  • Recipient, Virginia Governor’s Fellowship for Ph.D. study in Special Education (1984)
  • Director, Winona (MN) State Special-Needs Clinic that was recognized by Miami University (Ohio) as an exemplary university-based community service program (1993)
  • Recipient, National Association of Gifted Children’s U.S. Dissertation of the
    Year Award (2004)
  • Honoree, Who’s Who in American Education (2007), Who’s Who in America (2008), Who’s Who in the World (2010
  • NAGC Network Founder/Leader Award (2017)
  • NAGC Career Community- Service Award (2018)


  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)
  • World Council on Gifted
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
  • Minnesota Council on Gifted and Talented (MCGT)
  • MN Educators of Gifted/Talented (MEGT)
  • MN Association of College Counselors (MACAC)
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)


• Reading biographies, histories, and the multicultural press
• Travel

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