Alex started the first gifted program in the nation for African American students in the then-segregated schools in Alabama. Her experience in this ground breaking program was the basis of her research and the development of the Baldwin Identification Matrix.  
“Gifted education is so much more than providing strong resources in order to challenge today’s high-ability learners,” said Chad Chandlee, president of Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. 
The day before the NAGC 64th Annual Convention starts up, veteran NASCAR Crew Chief Doug Richert, who as a 19-year-old served as Dale Earnhardt’s chief during Earnhardt’s 1980 title season, joined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Austin Cindric at a special event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
THE HIGH FLYER post is by Noel Jett who completed her B.S. in Psychology at Texas A&M University in 2015 at the age of 16, and she is in the third year of her Ph.D. program at the University of North Texas focusing in Gifted and Talented Education.  
At the NAGC 64th Annual Convention in Charlotte, NC, November 9-12, the 2017 cohort of Javits-Frasier Scholars will gather to network with, and learn from, other teachers and leaders in gifted education.