Mary Cay Ricci

Gifted Education Consultant

Mary Cay Ricci is a popular keynote speaker, consultant, and author of the New York Times best selling education book, Mindsets in the Classroom, its companion book, Ready to Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom, and Mindsets for Parents (with Meg Lee). She has been a Supervisor of Advanced Programs for two large districts in Maryland: Prince George's County Public Schools and Baltimore County Public Schools. Mary Cay was an Instructional Specialist for Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools and an elementary and middle school teacher. Mary Cay served as a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Education from 2008-2016. Her work focuses on growth and fixed mindset theory and responsive instruction—meeting student needs where they are when they enter the classroom, and equitable identification practices. 

Speaker topics:

  • Growth/Fixed Mindset
  • Differentiated, responsive instruction
  • Strategies to promote higher level thinking
  • Equitable access for traditionally underserved students
  • Equitable Identification Practices