Janet L. Gore, M.A., M.Ed.

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Janet L. Gore is Vice President, Acquisitions Editor, and Developmental Editor for Great Potential Press, Inc. When not busy editing, she conducts workshops or classes relating to educational and social/emotional needs of gifted children, and she has presented workshops for parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators for local, state, regional, national, and international associations.

Janet’s experience with gifted and talented students includes several years as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, policy maker, and parent. For three years, she served as State Specialist for Gifted Education at the Department of Education in Phoenix, Arizona, where she had a leadership role in maintaining quality gifted education programs in 225 school districts, including helping to create new and stronger legislation and funding. She also provided districts with in-service training and technical assistance and co-authored a book titled The Status of Gifted Education in Arizona (1988). She taught graduate courses in gifted education, creativity, critical thinking, and career planning for Northern Arizona University summer programs and for the University of Phoenix.

Prior to her position as gifted education specialist at the Arizona State Department of Education, Janet worked for five years in Tucson as a counselor/advocate for gifted students at the high school level. She coordinated AP programs, internships, mentorships, and independent study, in addition to counseling, academic advising, and college planning. Her experience also includes teaching at both middle school and high school levels, coaching a winning Academic Decathlon and Future Problem Solving Team, and three years as a high school assistant principal. She holds an M.A. in English from the University of Iowa and an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Arizona. She earned her undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Minnesota.


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