Category: Special Schools & Programs
A Kentucky school district and a university launched a summer camp focusing on STEAM education, social justice, and self-advocacy. In this session, presenters discuss the course design, program evaluation activities, professional development, and support mechanisms. Participants learn about how one school district partnered with a university to engage gifted underrepresented students through an enrichment program.
Assistant Principal, W.E.B. DuBois Academy
Jefferson County Public Schools
LaTonya Frazier-Goatley is an assistant principal at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the past Gifted and Talented Coordiantor for Jefferson County Public Schools. Ms. Frazier-Goatley has taught several Gifted and Talented as an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville. As a school leader, Ms. Frazier-Goatley works diligently to close the Excellence Gap by looking for talents and gifts in all students.
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Louisville
Chin-Wen "Jean" Lee, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of special education at the University of Louisville, where she is the coordinator for the Gifted and Talented Program. Her research interests include special populations, program evaluation, teacher professional learning, and teacher education. She is proud of coordinating with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) a summer camp for high-potential students from underrepresented areas in JCPS.