Jen Flo, M.A.Ed. and M.A.T.-Gifted & Talented, has been an educator for over 25 years. As private and public-school teacher, she worked in a variety of general education and gifted education programs. It was during her tenure as an enrichment teacher, where Jen began to truly understand the unique needs of gifted and talented students (and her own children). Driven by her own need to learn, she joined the Washington Association of Educators of Talented and Gifted, volunteering to train with a newly formed cadre of Washington trainers.
After almost a decade with the organization as a board member and conference presenter, Jen will transition to the role of WAETAG President in the Summer of 2020. She pursued a Masters in Gifted and Talented Education through Whitworth University; her interest in addressing the unmet needs of students led her into program evaluation, where she developed a guidebook to assist districts with internal program evaluation. Currently, she is the Regional Administrator for Advanced Learning and Teacher Support with Capital Region Educational Service District 113, overseeing two multi-district consortiums- supporting advanced learning and comprehensive induction support for new educators. Jen consults with districts and schools in the areas of gifted and talented and also serves on the Washington State OSPI Advisory Committee for Gifted Education