“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a (child).”
– Forest Whitcraft
“You have not failed until you quit trying.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley
B.S. BSA/Non-Profit Administration, Brigham Young University
M.I.T., Heritage University
Experience in Education
27 years teaching adults and youth in a values based education program.
Wrote and edited national outdoor training program.
Elementary PE Teacher – 1 year
Substitute Teacher – 2 years
7th Grade Humanities – 6 years
BYU Pathways Facilitator – 3 years
Experience in Non-Profits
Worked for 27 years as an executive in a nationally known youth program. Served as senior management for five years and as a CEO for ten years.
Why you became interested in gifted education? Why do you teach, advocate, support teachers of gifted students?
My favorite part of working in a non-profit was teaching. I teach now because I am energized by witnessing students learn and grow in big and small ways. I am an advocate for gifted students because I have seen effective (and ineffective) teaching for gifted students including my children. I am committed to providing an education that is challenging and engaging to meet the varied needs of students. I am committed to providing educators knowledge and resources so they can meet the needs of gifted students.