Wenda Sheard, J.D., Ph.D, is an emeritus board member and past president of the USA organization Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted. She recently served four years on the board of Potential Plus UK, formerly known as the UK’s National Association for Gifted Children, while she was teaching middle school English and serving with her husband as a dorm parent for high school boys from dozens of different countries at TASIS The American School in England from 2009-2014. Before moving to England, she taught English in the United States and China, practiced law in Ohio for nearly two decades, and worked in Connecticut as a disability policy researcher exploring the educational and workforce lives of people with disabilities. She currently spends her days with a delightful combination of legal, environmental, and educational pursuits, including representing the best interests of children in court actions, and speaking at conferences and other gatherings of parents and educators. Her opinions are her own, and not those of any organization or institution.
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