NAGC Position Statements & White Papers
Position Statements and White Papers help clarify issues in gifted and talented education and set NAGC's position on these issues.
Susan Rakow, Ph.D. is an experienced teacher and university professor and the author of numerous articles and two books (Educating Gifted Learners in Middle School: A Practical Guide and Teaching to the Top) about gifted and talented children and adolescents. She is a well-regarded and sought after presenter at national, state and local conferences as well as a frequent provider of professional development in differentiation of instruction and program improvement that enhance the school and life experiences of gifted individuals. Recently, Susan has nearly completed requirements for earning her Clinical Mental Health counseling license. As part of this preparation, she interned with Dr. Sylvia Rimm and the Family Achievement Clinic and provided counseling services to children and families at Menlo Park Academy for Gifted Children (k-8) in Cleveland, Ohio.