This HIGH FLYER post is a nostalgic look at becoming a teacher and the winding road to the classroom, which revolved around a simple phrase uttered by a mentor.
We are celebrating the Fourth of July early! Yesterday, the State of Connecticut took a bold and important step in supporting the special needs for all children with extraordinary gifts and talents when Governor Malloy signed into law An Act Concerning Services for Gifted and Talented Students.  
A version of this post by Kathryn P. Haydon, founder of Sparkitivity, appeared in Parenting for High Potential (June 2017). 
THE HIGH FLYER post is by Alli Aldis,a rising junior at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. 
THE HIGH FLYER post is by Karen Morse who holds a Master of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis on the gifted learner. With years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and mother of gifted children, she is currently an education consultant for Alternative Education Solutions, specializing in curriculum/program development, professional development, homeschooling/school placement, student advocacy, and gifted programming.