Mini-Keynote

Thursday Pre-Convention

You Can Make a Difference: The Big Picture through a School Lens

Thursday, November 9
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Location: 207

Explore one school district’s journey toward creating a system-wide model that supports talent scouting and services for students of all backgrounds and income levels.

Carol V. Horn

Coordinator, K - 12 Advanced Academic Programs
Fairfax County Public Schools

Dr. Carol V. Horn is coordinator of Advanced Academic Programs for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia and has worked in gifted education for over 25 years. Carol has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Gifted from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in Teacher Preparation and Special Education from The George Washington University. She is the 2002 recipient of the Hollingsworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children for outstanding research study in the field of gifted education. In 2010 she received the first Outstanding Leader Award by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Horn has worked extensively to develop and implement the Young Scholars model, a comprehensive approach to finding and nurturing advanced academic potential in young learners from underrepresented populations. Young Scholars was featured as one of eight successful programs that support low-income high-ability students in the 2012 NAGC Unlocking Emergent Talent report.


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