Kimberley Chandler

Early Leader Award 2014

Dr. Kimberley Chandler is the Curriculum Director at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary and a Clinical Assistant Professor. Her professional background includes teaching gifted students in a variety of settings, serving as an administrator of a school district gifted program, and providing professional development training for teachers and administrators nationally and internationally.

Kimberley has served as the editor and contributing author of many curriculum materials (science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics) from the Center for Gifted Education.  She co-authored a book (with Dr. Tamra Stambaugh) titled Effective Curriculum for Underserved Gifted Students and is the co-editor (with Cheryll Adams) of the book Effective Program Models for Gifted Students From Underserved Populations. She was the guest editor of a special issue of Journal for the Education of the Gifted, one of two issues in the volume focusing on international practices in gifted education.

Kimberley served as the Network Representative on the NAGC Board of Directors, and  she is the newsletter editor of the CEC-TAG newsletter The Update.  Her research interests include curriculum policy and implementation issues in gifted programs, the design and evaluation of professional development programs for teachers of the gifted, and the role of principals in gifted education.

Speaker Topics:

  • Differentiation of curriculum and instruction for gifted students
  • Differentiated curriculum development
  • Curriculum for underserved populations of gifted students
  • Implementation of curriculum innovations
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Adapting the ELA CCSS for gifted students
  • Analyzing informational text
  • Literary analysis for gifted students
  • Designing professional development in gifted education