IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Wendy has been a classroom teacher for over 25 years, in the general classroom
setting and in the area of Talented and Gifted. She currently works as the K-12 Highly
Capable Coordinator for West Valley School District #208. During the summer months
and after school, she also works as a gifted education consultant for districts throughout
Wendy has experienced first-hand many of the same challenges for this often
overlooked population of students; as an identified student in elementary school, parent
to two very differently gifted children, and teacher to so many. These connections fuel
her desire to bring appropriate awareness and instruction to students across our state
as an advocate for the best education for every student.
In addition to her Master’s Degree and National Board Certification, she earned a
Specialty Endorsement in Gifted Education through Whitworth University. She later had
the honor of working as adjunct faculty member for Whitworth’s Center for Gifted
Education, supervising graduate students as they complete their field study and
teaching online courses.
Several years ago Wendy completed training with a cadre of teachers in order to
provide ongoing professional development throughout the state. This was a cooperative
effort through OSPI, Whitworth, and WAETAG and opened many doors for continued
advocacy work. She went on to serve as the ESD105 Representative for WAETAG from 2014-
2016, President Elect & Conference Chair from 2016-2018, and will complete her term as
President in August of 2020.