Middle Grades

Concurrent

Leading From Behind

Friday, November 10
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 205

Gifted adolescent boys and girls have similar professional aspirations, yet they live in a world in which women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world. Through the voices of successful gifted female adults, this session identifies the challenges they faced as they climbed to leadership roles within the fields of academe, industry, and politics. The goals of this session are to provide information and strategies to help gifted middle school girls maintain their trajectory toward high levels of achievement and to help gifted boys identify talent among their peers regardless of gender or race.

Angela M. Housand

Associate Professor / Gifted Program Coordinator
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Angela M. Housand, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor and Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). As a consultant, Dr. Housand brings an applied focus to her programs for in-service and pre-service teachers. Over the years, her work has been presented internationally and published in the Journal of Advanced Academics, Gifted Child Quarterly, and High Ability Studies, just to name a few. Regardless of the venue, Dr. Housand’s efforts directly support teachers as they challenge gifted students to achieve advanced levels of performance and become productive members of a global society. For more, go to: angelahousand.com

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