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I am Rebecca Johnson. Let’s Connect!
I am a courageous researcher and parent working to improve our understanding of the whole gifted person.
For over 20 years I have worked with gifted learners in private, public and higher-ed institutions. I have spent time in the halls of academia and the hallways of my own home learning about giftedness. My focus is in gifted/creative education and in advocacy for gifted females of low socioeconomic status.
I have four gifted kids who pull me along in this journey. One is a Davidson Young Scholar who entered law school at age 19. Another two tested college-ready in 8th grade and took most of their high school courses as dual-enrolled students in college. The last one is in the 99th percentile on the OLSAT.
I have an Ed.S. from the University of Georgia where Dr. Tarek Grantham was my faculty advisor, and I am currently a doctoral student and teaching fellow in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Talented at the University of North Texas. Go Mean Green!
- Ed.S. Gifted and Talented, University of Georgia
- M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of West Florida
- B.A. Elementary Studies/Elementary Teaching, University of West Florida
My Research Community
My education and experience have connected me to some of the leading researchers and practitioners in gifted, talented and creative education.
Dr. Anne Rinn (Head of Gifted Program at UNT)
Dr. Rachel Mun (PhD Advisor at UNT)
Dr. Bonnie Cramond (UGA) Dr. Meg Hines (UGA)
Dr. Tarek Granthem (My Ed.S. Advisor at UGA)
Dr. Todd Kettler (Baylor University)
Dr. Mark Runco (My former Prof at UGA and founder of Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University)
Dr. Jim Delisle (Kent State University)