About the Facilitators
Heather Cachat has been a Gifted Intervention Specialist in an Ohio school district for sixteen years. She is a parent group facilitator through SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). Heather is also is a co-moderator of the Twitter chat #ohiogtchat. You can find Heather online at Central Ohio Gifted Support or sharing her love of reading with her two boys. You might also find her out geocaching sometime!
Michael Postma is a consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the holistic development of twice-exceptional children and other non-typical learners through his company Agility Educational Solutions. Born and raised in the Toronto area, Dr. Postma received his Bachelors Degree in Classical History at McMaster University before enrolling at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI to obtain his teacher licensure. He lived and worked briefly in Vancouver, British Columbia before moving to Minnesota where he enrolled at the University of St. Thomas in the Gifted, Talented & Creative Education Masters Program. After completing his M.A., Dr. Postma continued his education at St. Thomas and received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Critical Pedagogy). Over the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked as both a teacher and administrator in the public school system and is the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school for highly and profoundly gifted students. He currently lives in Surf City, SC and is the father of four children, two of whom have Aspergers.