Presenters


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

For his arts-integration, interactive drumming programs, the Connecticut Office of the Arts awarded certification as a "Master Teaching Artist" to Bob Bloom in 1997... [ more ]


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 ]


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 Main currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer at Booker T Washington Academy in New Haven, CT... [ 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 M.Ed., an interdisciplinary educator, Professional Developer, and University Faculty, is a forward thinker, designing and implementing programs that target mindfulness practices, in non-verbal communication, effective communication strategies, reframing situations to foster positive intuitive responses. Learning on our feet is a great way to discover new pathways for understanding and transform the way we access and apply knowledge. Linda's programs are transformative and engaging... [ more ]


Joseph Renzulli, EdD

Joseph Renzulli, EdD, is a Professor and director of the Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut... [ more ]


Susannah Richards, PhD

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


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 D. Sullo, aka Square Ruth, is a lifetime member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. A veteran math teacher with 33 years in the classroom, Ruth has also taught drawing, watercolor, calligraphy, and Celtic art....

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