Parent & Community

Roundtable

Navigating the World of Gifted Education: Perspectives of a Gifted Parent, Teacher, Coordinator, and Researcher

Friday, November 10
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Exhibit Hall Roundtable 9

Being a parent in the “gifted world” is challenging when you don’t have all the information. Our various roles in the field have given us information and perspectives others lacked. In this session we offer perspective on the knowledge level of staff members you need to communicate with, from the classroom teacher to administrators and everyone in between. We also share resources and specific steps to advocate for your child’s needs. You will walk away knowing how to find the school’s gifted policy, how to effectively communicate with your child’s teacher, what you can ask for from the school, and what to do at home to support your child.

Stacy Hayden

Doctoral Student
University of Connecticut

Stacy Hayden is currently a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut. Previously, Stacy worked in Alexandria City Public Schools as a Talented and Gifted Teacher for five years while serving as the Young Scholars Lead Teacher. She completed her Master's at the University of Connecticut in Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development and recieved her Gifted Endorsement from the College of William and Mary. Stacy is a past Javits-Fraiser Scholar.

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Ashley Y. Carpenter

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Connecticut

Ashley Carpenter is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut. She is the mother of a twice-exceptional child and taught middle school science for 15 years. She has experience with Exceptional Student Education (ESE), drop–out prevention, and full-time gifted programs. She taught at the Center for Gifted Studies in Pinellas County, Florida for 6 years. She has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Science from Eckerd College, her Master’s of Arts degree in Science Education from the University of South Florida, and is completing her Doctorate in Educational Psychology in the Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development department under Dr. Del Siegle. Her interests include underachievement of gifted adolescents and twice-exceptional students.

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