Tamara J. Fisher, M.A.
- Intelligent Life in the Classroom: Smart Kids and Their Teachers
- Legacy Book Award Winner
- Teachers’ Choice Award Winner
- Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist
Tamara Fisher is the K-12 Gifted Education Specialist for a school district located on an Indian reservation in northwestern Montana. She made her first mark on the world of gifted education as an undergraduate when she co-created a volunteer mentor program matching gifted college students with gifted youth—a program that still exists today. She is a SENG facilitator for her district and also the Past President of Montana AGATE (Association of Gifted and Talented Education).
Tamara earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Montana State University, Bozeman, where she was an Honors Scholar, and her M.A. in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. Tamara was selected as the 2013 Montana AGATE Educator of the Year. She was also selected as the 2001 Polson Teacher of the Year and is a member of the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi. Tamara has presented at many local, state, and national gifted education conferences. She also helps at the local tribal college teaching pre-service teachers about gifted students and their unique intellectual and social/emotional needs.
For the latest articles by Tamara Fisher, visit her teaching-gifted blog, Unwrapping the Gifted.
Follow her on twitter: @thethinkteacher.