Expertise and Versatility

The presenters in the CAG Professional Development Program are authorities in the field of gifted education and can each present on a range of topics. To see a sample of workshop topics, click here, or please contact us to discuss designing a PD session tailored to meet your district's specific needs. Presenter availability is determined at the time a request for services is made.

Meet Our Presenters

Katie Augustyn, MA
Katie Augustyn

Katie has been a parent advocate for gifted children since her son entered kindergarten over 15 years ago... [ more ]

Susan Baum, PhD

Susan Baum, PhD is co-director of the International Center for Talent Development and Director of Professional Development at Bridges Academy....

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Bob Bloom

Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom - Interactive, Arts-Integration Drumming, Interdisciplinary Partnering, Audience Participation Performances, instruction on Hand Drumming Skills... [ more ]

Carla Brigandi

Carla Brigandi is a gifted and talented specialist who travels nationally and internationally presenting on a variety of topics...

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Elissa F. Brown, PhD

Elissa F. Brown, PhD, is the director of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education and program coordinator of Hunter's Advanced Certificate Program in Gifted Education...

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Jeff Danielian, MA
Jeff Danielian

Jeff is the Teacher Resource Specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children... [ more ]

Marcy Delcourt, PhD

Marcy Delcourt, PhD, is a Professor of Education and Educational Psychology at Western Connecticut State University... [ more ]

Amy H. Gaesser

Amy H. Gaesser, MS Ed, NYSSC, NCC with 20 years experience in mental health and academia and is presently pursuing her PhD in Educational Psychology with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Gifted Education at the University of Connecticut. Her areas of expertise include Stress and Anxiety Management and Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students....

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M. Katherine Gavin, PhD
Kathy Gavin

M. Katherine Gavin, PhD is a retired faculty member of the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut... [ more ]

Joan Glass
Joan Glass

Joan Glass is coordinator of gifted programs for the Darien public schools.... [ more ]

Susan Griggs, MA

Susan Griggs, MA, is an educational consultant, trainer, and coach in gifted education, talent development, and differentiated instruction... [ more ]

Nancy Heilbronner, PhD

Nancy Heilbronner, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Mercy College... [ more ]

Monita Leavitt, PhD
Monita Leavitt

Monita is an international consultant with a background of over 25 years as a gifted education specialist... [ more ]

Rhonda M. Lehman Davenport, MEd, CAS
Rhonda Lehman Davenport

Rhonda is a diversity and learning consultant, and personal learning coach... [ more ]

Ruth Lyons, PhD

Ruth Lyons, PhD, is the former Director of the Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford, CT...

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Laura Main, MS, CAS
Laura Main

Laura is an elementary mathematics specialist for the New Canaan Public Schools... [ more ]

Rachel McAnallen, PhD
Rachel MacAnallen

Known simply as Ms. Math to children across the country, Rachel McAnallen, PhD, has devoted her life to sharing the joy and beauty of mathematics with learners of all ages... [ more ]

Linda Peck M.Ed.
Linda Peck

Linda Peck is an innovator, original thinker, speaker, lecturer, and professional developer for teachers, adminstrators and corporations. She a hybrid of education, experience, artistry, Asian practices, theatre, humanities... [ more ]

Sally M. Reis, PhD

Sally M. Reis, PhD, is currently Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, and was formerly a Professor in the Neag School for Talent Development and Gifted Education at the University of Connecticut, where she has also been the Principal Investigator... [ more ]

Joseph Renzulli, EdD
Joseph Renzulli

Joseph Renzulli, EdD, is a Professor in the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut where he also serves as the Director of the National Research Center... [ more ]

Susannah Richards, PhD
Susannah Richards

Susannah Richards, PhD, is on the faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University where she teaches courses in reading and language arts... [ more ]

Joyce M. Singer, M.A., C.A.S

Joyce M. Singer, MA, CAS, CAG's CO-Director of Professional Development Programs also is both an educational and reading and language arts consultant....

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Tamra Stambaugh, PhD

Tamra Stambaugh, PhD, is an assistant research professor in special education and executive director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University.

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Ruth Sullo

Ruth is a veteran teacher of mathematics, with 33 years in the classroom, and is a lifetime member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics...

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