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Gifted Support Group: Feeding the Hearts and Minds of Gifted Students
May 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this presentation, Ms. Jones will highlight strategies to help feed the mind and heart of gifted students in a way that brings balance to their lives and builds resilience. These tools and strategies are meant to encourage parents and educators to create safe environments that teach valuable life skills such as resilience, self-advocacy, emotional awareness, and boundaries, while helping them to understand and work with the unique joys and challenges they face in everyday life.
About the Speaker
Ms. Jones has been an educator, researcher and administrator of educational programs for over 30 years. She holds a Master’s degree in special education from the University of Southern California and has completed doctoral work in the field of educational policy and learning theory. Ms. Jones served as the Associate Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and the Director of the Western Region for ten years prior to founding the Institute for Educational Advancement in 1998. While at CTY, Elizabeth served as Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Sally Ride and Dr. JoBea Way for a NASA and National Science Foundation sponsored educational initiative called KidSat. She received recognition from the National Diffusion Network for the creation and implementation of exemplary programs for underserved gifted students and specialized in the intellectual, social and emotional needs of students. She created and implemented the SDB teacher recognition program and expanded the scope of services at CTY. As President of IEA she was contracted to assist in the creation and implementation of the Davidson Young Scholars program. She went on to lead in the creation and implementation of the award-winning Yunasa summer camp for the gifted and the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship program.