We’re excited to welcome our featured guest, Ken Dickson. Please stay tuned to read Ken’s upcoming article. Ken recently presented “Strategies to Enrich Twice-Exceptional (2e) Professional Development Sessions” at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 15th from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. We also invite you to learn more about Ken.
Ken has been an educator for 41 years, with 30 of those years serving in K-12 administrative roles for exceptional needs learners. His primary interests focuses on maximizing the potential of children with exceptional needs and relationships between cultural and academic diversity. These interests include:
- Overcoming underrepresentation in advanced education environments and overrepresentation in special education programs;
- K-12 special and general educational public policy and practice;
- Administrator and teacher professional development regarding learners with unique learning needs and
- Parent/community engagement.
Ken frequently presents and writes on advanced education topics, cultural diversity and academic relationships in a variety of forums. He continues to support exceptional needs learners through his service on numerous committees and Boards, including:
- The Association for Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) where he serves as Child Youth Advocacy Network Coordinator;
- CEC’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners Division;
- The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Twice-Exceptional Community of Practice;
- NAGC ‘s Special Populations Network (Past Chair) and current member;
- Past Member of the CEC Board of Directors and
- Past Member of the NAGC Board of Directors.
Ken currently serves as a Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Maryland and provides independent consulting services on gifted educational topics.