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Helping Gifted Children Soar


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Dr. Whitney is founder and instructor for Gifted Education Services of Dublin. She is also a twice-exceptional educational therapist for gifted students who need specific strategies to help bring out their true potential. Previously, she initiated and built the Dublin City Schools gifted program and also started the first Highly Gifted Magnet Program in the state of Ohio. She then began and built the first gifted program for Olentangy Local Schools. She completed her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University in Curriculum for addressing the social-emotional needs of gifted adolescents. Carol was awarded Outstanding Educator of the Year, as presented by The Ohio Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Whitney has been adjunct professor at OSU in the areas of cognition, learning styles, and creativity. Winner of Ashland's Golden Apple Achiever Award, she has conducted conference presentations across the country in addition to being a keynote speaker for the Mississippi state gifted conference and presenter for the state gifted conference in California. She has been both teacher and consultant at the Summer Institute for the Gifted at Denison University. Dr. Whitney was chosen by the Ohio State Treasurer Richard Cordray to receive the first Personal Finance Literacy Award in the state. She was named Outstanding Mathematics Teacher by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Dr. Whitney was also named Teacher of the Year by her school's teaching staff, and was also named State Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gifted Teachers. She previously served on the OWjL Board as it was forming. Recently, Dr. Whitney presented new research on the gifted brain at OSU Newark and has presented to parents of gifted students in Ohio communities including Worthington, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, and Dublin. President of both The Stevens/St. John Company and Midwest Book Doctors, Gretchen Hirsch produces award-winning business communications and web content for clients in finance, insurance, healthcare, and education and provides editorial services for nonfiction writers. She speaks frequently at professional meetings and writers' conferences on issues ranging from grammar and usage to time management for communicators. Hirsch is the author of Talking Your Way to the Top: Business English that Works (Prometheus Books) Womanhours: A 21-Day Time Management Plan that Works (St. Martin's Press), and Is It It's or Its? An Off-the-Shelf Guide for Everyone Who Writes. She co-authored Bud Wilkinson: An Intimate Portrait of an American Legend (Sagamore), and her articles have been featured in Woman's Day, Redbook, Equal Play, The Science Teacher, The Professional Communicator, Gifted Child Today, and others.


"If you find yourself saying "yes, yes, yes," you are discovering why your gifted child acts the way s/he does... I highly recommend this book" - Dick Kantenberger, Gifted Education Writer for Examiner.com Recommended book for adults by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) A Resource for Parents of Gifted Children by the U.S. Department of State A PAGE (Parent Advocates for Gifted Education) Recommended Book Recommended Parent Resource Book from Renaissance Gifted Academy Recommended Reading for Social Emotional Issues by SENG

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