Talking Circles: 2014 Wrap-Up
by Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn
Take some time during this holiday season to look back over the dynamic articles featured throughout 2014 in our Talking Circles column.
“Our children live in an ever-changing digital world and their digital footprint will move with them throughout their lives.” Stacia Taylor and Krissy Venosdale, “Digital Feet in Global Soil: How to Help your Gifted Learner Safely Navigate the Internet”
“…I have the distinct honor of introducing one of the newest members to the SENG PAC, Donna Y. Ford, PhD.” Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, “Welcome Dr. Donna Y. Ford to SENG’s Professional Advisory Committee”
“May gifted racially diverse individuals will eventually experience shock as they go through their careers and begin to realize the harsh realities of the society they live in.” Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, “The Often Unspoken Pain of the Racially Diverse Gifted Child”
“If you have the ability and power to advocate for gifted and talented students of diverse backgrounds, I encourage you to find a way to advocate for the social and emotional needs and service provision this school year.” Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, “A New School Year”
“It is very important that parents of gifted children from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds understand that there is no shame in acknowledging their worries and anxiety.” Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, “Parenting the Culturally/Racially Diverse Gifted Child”
“The amazing birth of SENG began with Dr. Webb in 1962 in a rural county in Alabama based on a unique experience he encountered as a graduate student. His curiosity about the intellectual ability of two poor African American girls birthed an organization that addresses the social and emotional needs of all gifted individuals.” Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, “An Important Scholarship Opportunity”
Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn, SSP, NCSP, is a nationally certified school psychologist and is licensed to practice school psychology in the state of Florida. She has been employed with the Miami-Dade County Public School District as a school psychologist since 2005.
Ms. Kendrick-Dunn has a very strong passion for addressing the needs of gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations and has been instrumental in significantly increasing the numbers of culturally diverse students participating in the Gifted Program at her schools. In addition, she has many helped parents find services outside the school district to help address the needs of their gifted children. In 2006, Ms. Kendrick-Dunn was a member of Miami-Dade Public Schools Gifted Task Force Committee and was also awarded the Mary Frasier Scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC). In 2007, she was both appointed to the NAGC Diversity/Equity Committee and was awarded a grant by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Children Fund Inc to establish a resource center specifically designed for gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Ms. Kendrick-Dunn completed her undergraduate work at Miami Dade College and Florida State University and her graduate work at Barry University. Ms. Kendrick-Dunn has presented at numerous professional conventions on the topic of gifted children.