Dr. Selena Gallagher is the Challenge and Enrichment Specialist at Cairo American College, and holds a Ph.D. in gifted education from the University of New England, Australia. She previously held similar roles at the International School Bangkok and NIST International School, guiding them in the development and implementation of talent development programs. In collaboration with Next Frontier Inclusion, Selena has recently co-authored a guidebook for international schools on meeting the needs of their highly able learners, and is a contributing editor for the forthcoming Springer International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent Development in the Australasian-Pacific.
Anita Churchville currently coordinates the K-12 High Ability Program at the American School of Bombay. She previously created and coordinated the Gifted and Talented Education program at the American School of Doha and at Academia Cotopaxi in Ecuador. In addition, she worked as a program specialist, supporting sixteen different schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, USA. She holds a master's degree in special and gifted education and professional certification as an educational diagnostician. She has presented numerous conference sessions, notably at the IB Regional Conference (The Hague), the Istanbul NESA regional conference and the NESA regional conference in Bangkok, among others.
Ms. Cynthia Hogwood’s life began as a gifted and talented student, so it’s no surprise that she has a passion for Gifted Education. After graduating from the University of Texas with honors, she started working with gifted students in Houston, Texas. Currently, she is the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at the Anglo-American School of Moscow; she is also a high school IB English teacher, having taught the IB in Texas, Switzerland (Leysin American School), Russia (AAS Moscow), and soon, the Philippines (International School of Manila). Cindi advocates for all learners, whether she is the classroom teacher, or the specialist, and looks forward to developing her understanding of how to accommodate and differentiate for gifted and talented students.