My name is Mia. I’m a 7-year-old female lab-greyhound mix, and… oh… you wanted to know about the human? Oh, okay.
I am the 29-year-old newly appointed K–12 gifted and talented coordinator of a charter school in the Denver area. Our school has never had a full-time GT coordinator—until now. Last year, I was a fifth-year mathematics teacher, the mathematics department chair, and the high school GT coordinator.
I earned a bachelor’s degree at Clarkson University in mathematics and physics, then went on to earn a master’s degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder in applied mathematics. I ended up in gifted education because I offered to help out with the gifted program one day. Two years later, they needed someone to run the high school program and remembered me. I immediately fell in love with gifted education, and realized that it was what I was meant to do.
Outside of school, I sing opera, take a lot of photographs, and keep my service dog, Mia, entertained. I am single, happy, and trying to keep my life balanced.