Mark Hess is a gifted resource teacher in Colorado Springs. He is the president of the Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students and board member for the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented. 
The High Flyer post looks at how Minnesota and the nation fare in supporting the needs of advanced students – and what we can do better.
Angela Kearney is the K12 Marketing Manager for the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
THE HIGH FLYER post is by Sally C. Krisel, Board President, and M. René, Executive Director, of the National Association for Gifted Chidren.
Heidi Hudicka, co-founder of FizzeeLabs, shares her thoughts on how important it is to have successful women role models that can encourage girls in continuing to pursue their dreams even when faced with boundaries.