Beth Doughty has been a teacher in southwest Washington State for twenty-five years, with the last ten years as the sole 7th & 8th grade History/Language Arts magnet gifted teacher for the Battle Ground School District. She has been active in various committees with the Battle Ground School District, including the Social Studies committee, where she has worked to write the scope and sequence to align with the Washington State curriculum, and has been a leader in piloting and training staff in instructional methods. Beth was awarded the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Washington State History Teacher of the Year, and the 2019 Son’s of the American Revolution Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence American History Award. Beth has also created curriculum to accompany the 2019 documentary “Cyberwork and the American Dream,” and for the USS Midway Museum, where she is a curriculum consultant for the Midway’s Education Department. Having been educated as a gifted student herself in a magnet program in San Diego, California, Beth understands the idiosyncrasies of giftedness and works hard to continually find new ways to support and challenge gifted students, as well as champion their unique needs.