Speakers

 

 
 
Susan Baum

Susan Baum

2e Center for Research and Professional Development
Bridges Academy

 
Biography
 
See Strand 7

 

 
 
Vidabeth Bensen

Vidabeth Bensen

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Bob Bloom

Bob Bloom

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Valerie Bolling

Valerie Bolling

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Richard Bothmer

Richard Bothmer

Teacher and Marine Biologist

 
Biography
 
See Strand 17

 

 
 
Sandy Bothmer

Sandy Bothmer

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Carla Brigandi

Carla Brigandi

Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences
West Virginia University

 
Biography
 
See Breakout SEM Strand 1B

 

 
 
Laura Courtright

Laura Courtright

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Rick Courtright

Rick Courtright

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Shanette Covington

Shanette Covington

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Elizabeth Coyle

Elizabeth Coyle

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Glenn Dewell

Glenn Dewell

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Hal Eisenberg

Hal Eisenberg

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Janine Firmender

Janine Firmender

Teacher Education Department
Saint Joseph's University

 
Biography
 
See Strand 2

 

 

 

 
 
Denise Fleith

Denise Fleith

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Barbara Forshag

Barbara Forshag

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Erik M. Francis

Erik M. Francis

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Marcia Gentry

Marcia Gentry

Gifted Education Resource Institute
Purdue University

 
Biography
 
See Strand 8

 

 

 

 
 
Cindy Gilson

Cindy Gilson

Special Education and Child Development Department
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 
Biography
 
See Strand 18

 

 
 
E. Jean Gubbins

E. Jean Gubbins

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Strands 9 & 19

 

 

 

 
 
Thomas Hebert

Thomas Hébert

Department of Educational Studies
University of South Carolina

 
Biography
 
See Strands 10 & 20

 

 
 
Lynne Henwood

Lynne Henwood

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Gail Herman

Gail N. Herman

Professional Storyteller, College Educator, and Teaching Artist

 
Biography
 
See Strand 11

 

 
 
Sandra Kaplan

Sandra Kaplan

Clinical Education
University of Southern California

 
Biography
 
See Strand 12

 

 

 

 
 
James Kaufman

James Kaufman

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Strand 3

 

 
 
Bryan Kirby

Bryan Kirby

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Benjamin Lacina

Benjamin Lacina

Talent Development and Acceleration Services
Saint Paul Public Schools

 
Biography
 
See Strand 21

 

 
 
Tracey Lafayette

Tracey Lafayette

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Lou Lahana

Lou Lahana

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Christine Lawlor-King

Christine Lawlor-King

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Jann Leppien

Jann Leppien

Graduate School of Education
Whitworth University

 
Biography
 
See Strands 13 & 22

 

 
 
Catherine Little

Catherine Little

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Strands 4 & 14

 

 

 

 
 
Rachel McAnallen

Rachel McAnallen

Professional Educator

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Renata Muniz Prado

Renata Muniz Prado

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Luis Orione

Luis Orione

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Connie Phelps

Connie Phelps

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Cheryl Quatrano

Cheryl Quatrano

Consultant
Bobbinee Educational Consulting

 
Biography
 
See Breakout SEM Strand 1D

 

 
 
Sally Reis

Sally Reis

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Strand 1

 

 

 

 
 
Joseph Renzulli

Joseph Renzulli

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Strand 1

 

 
 
Susannah Richards

Susannah Richards

Department of Education
Eastern Connecticut State University

 
Biography
 
See Strands 5 & 15

 

 

 

 
 
Del Siegle

Del Siegle

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Strand 6

 

 
 
Melinda Spataro

Melinda Spataro

Consultant
Bobbinee Educational Consulting

 
Biography
 
See Breakout SEM Strand 1D

 

 

 

 
 
Jessica Stargardter

Jessica Stargardter

Gifted & Talented Teacher
Norwalk Public Schools

 
Biography
 
See Strands 16 & 23

 

 
 
MaryGrace Stewart

MaryGrace Stewart

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Sylvan Taylor

Sylvan Taylor

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Allison Teicher-Fahrbach

Melissa Teicher-Fahrbach

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 
 
Melissa Thom

Melissa Thom

Teacher Librarian
Bristow Middle School

 
Biography
 
See Breakout SEM Strand 1A

 

 
 
Jennifer Troester

Jennifer Troester

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Daniel Vilarinho-Pereira

Daniel Vilarinho-Pereira

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 
 
Heather vonOesen Dean

Heather vonOesen Dean

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography
 

 

 

 

 
 
Nicole Waicunas

Nicole Waicunas

Schoolwide Enrichment Model Outreach Coordinator
University of Connecticut

 
Biography
 
See Breakout SEM Strand 1C & Strand 24

 

 
 
Lihong Xie

Lihong Xie

Special Topic Presenter

 
Biography