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Ann Smith

Executive Director of Gifted Support Center and President of California Association for the Gifted
Ann is Executive Director of Gifted Support Center, which she founded in 2011. She serves as President for the California Association for the Gifted, on the advisory board for the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, on the Editorial Board for the Gifted Education Communicator, on the Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee for the USC/US Department of Education Jacob Javits Grant, Project CHANGE, on a Public Policy Committee for the Institute for Educational Advancement, and as an advisor to The Untapped Potential Project (UPP). UPP’s mission is to advance public policy that optimizes educational outcomes for children with unique abilities. Ann has a special interest in advocating for appropriate academic, social, and emotional accommodations for gifted children, and she is passionate about enhancing learning outcomes for all children, especially children living in disadvantaged communities. Prior to her work in the field of gifted education, Ann’s background includes over 25 years of extensive corporate management, business development and entrepreneurial experience.
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