In August 2007 England was host of the 17th Biennial World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference.
I attended that Conference and met a lot of great people there. One of them was Jackie Drummer with her husband. Since we share the same passion, we became friends very quickly. She is a truely passionate gifted educator and always ready to give her support, when it is needed. I appreciate her work and friendship a lot.
Who is Jackie Drummer?
Jackie Drummer is a Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted. She has taught in all levels of education, from early childhood to graduate school, and is currently the Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Differentiation Specialist for the School District of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jackie is in high demand as an educational consultant, and has presented in over sixty school districts and educational agencies in the United States on topics related to gifted education, co-teaching, differentiation, and coaching teachers to higher levels of effectiveness. Jackie has been described as a „teacher’s teacher,“ and is a certified literacy, team/organizational, and transformational coach. She is the wife of a gifted artist, and the mother of three grown gifted children, and her passion is helping people of all ages reach their fullest potential. In her spare time, she can be found writing, traveling, and making beautiful music with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Today is her birthday but she agreed to give me her time for this interview. I hope you will enjoy and take her advice to heart.
„Happy Birthday Jackie!“