Kimberley Bio

Dr. Kimberley Chandleris the Curriculum Director at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary and a Clinical Assistant Professor. Kimberley completed her Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with an emphasis in gifted education administration at the College of William and Mary. Her professional background includes teaching gifted students in a variety of settings, serving as an administrator of a school district gifted program, and providing professional development for teachers and administrators nationally and internationally.

Kimberley has served as the editor and contributing author of numerous curriculum materials from the Center for Gifted Education.  She co-authored a Council for Exceptional Children – Talented and Gifted (CEC-TAG) Educational Resource  (with Dr. Tamra Stambaugh) titled Effective Curriculum for Underserved Gifted Students and is the co-editor (with Cheryll Adams) of the CEC-TAG Educational Resource Effective Program Models for Gifted Students From Underserved Populations.  She is the editor of a special issue of Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG), one of two issues in the volume focusing on international practices in gifted education.

Currently Kimberley is the Network Representative on the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Board of Directors, co-author (with Barbara Dullaghan) of “The Primary Place” column in Teaching for High Potential,” and the editor of the CEC-TAG newsletter The Update.

Kimberley was the 2014 recipient of the NAGC Early Leader Award.  She also won a Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Legacy Book Award in 2014 for the instructional unit Exploring America in the 1950s.  Previous awards include the A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship and the Hollingworth Research Award from NAGC.

Her research interests include curriculum policy and implementation issues in gifted programs, the design and evaluation of professional development programs for teachers of the gifted, and the role of principals in gifted education.