Elise Antoine

Elise Antoine holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, and a post-master’s certificate in administration and supervision. Ms. Antoine has been an educator in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland for 17 years. Her classroom experiences include teaching in diverse Title I schools and serving as a mentor teacher in the elementary Center Program for the Highly Gifted. She is currently an instructional specialist and curriculum developer in the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs. She is coauthor of the elementary Center Program for the Highly Gifted interdisciplinary curriculum and provides ongoing professional development and program support across multiple sites. In 2011, Elise was awarded Teacher as Leader in Gifted Education by the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education. She serves on the steering committee for the Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education and has presented at local, state, and regional conferences on issues related to addressing the needs of highly able students and equitable access to enrichment and acceleration. She is completing her second term on the Maryland State Department of Education Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, where she serves as chair of the Programs and Services subcommittee.