Chantal has 17 years of experiece in the role of GATE coordinator in her district. She is president of PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Education), an advcocacy group for gifted students in the Los Angeles County. PAGE is a hub for professional development and training for teachers and GATE Program coordinators.You can visit www.pagegifted.org for meeting times and information. As a teacher, she is passionate about engaging students and providing challenge in a creative environment. She hopes you choose to attend her presentation on Creativity on Friday at 4:00pm. She is giving away books and other goodies, courtesy of PAGE. Please bring your flashdrive and she will be happy to give you a copy of her presentation with additional resources.
She has presented at various GATE conferences since 1995- CAG (California Association for the Gifted), PAGE Gifted Conference, Central Cities Gifted Conference, CUE conference 2011, SGVCUE conference 2010 & 2011.You can view more about her professional experience at Linked In.
She is a voracious reader, currently on the 4th book by Psudonomous Boch. In terms of learning about gifted kids, she recommends reading "Living with Intensity" by Michael Piechowski and "Peak Performance for Smart Kids" by Maureen Neihart. "Gifted Grownups" by Marylou K. Streznewski must be added to that list.
She has been married for 21 years to a gifted and talented man- architect and photographer who cheers her on no matter what she tackles. They parent two gifted girls- middle school and high school aged- and so far have lived to tell the tale.
Chantal is a self-proclaimed Geek-alete. She is a long distance runner- 5K to marathon (Boston Qualifier 2011). Her current goal is to see if she has any talent for trail running.