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Director, Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education

Dr. Elissa Brown is a Distinguished Lecturer and Director, of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Education. Previously, she was the Director of Teacher & Leader Education Programs and Statewide Secondary Projects at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She has served as the state director of gifted programs in North Carolina, a USED grant manager, a gifted program coordinator, a principal of a selective high school and a teacher of the gifted. From 2002-2007, she was the Director of the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education at several universities, including Rutgers and Duke University. She is a published author in the field of gifted education and presents widely. She was the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the N.C. Association for Gifted & Talented and 2004 Early Leader award from the National Association for Gifted Children. She has 3 children and lives in East Harlem.