Vicki Phelps, Ed.D.

Vicki Phelps, Ed.D., is Lead Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education in Sumner County, Tennessee. She has been deeply involved in gifted education for the last 20 years and has enjoyed working with gifted students and fellow educators across all grade levels and content areas. In addition to writing gifted curricula that has been implemented in several districts, Vicki has worked collaboratively to successfully develop and open a gifted magnet school to better meet the needs of highly gifted learners, and she regularly provides professional learning opportunities to schools and districts seeking to improve best practice in gifted education. Vicki is an active member in multiple professional gifted organizations where she has served on various committees and contributes time as a proposal reviewer. Vicki is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of mathematics and regularly presents at state, national, and world gifted conferences. Her specialized area of research is focused on gifted adolescent motivation, and she is currently working on several articles for publication. In addition to her co-authored book, Collaboration, Coteaching, and Coaching in Gifted Education: Sharing Strategies to Support Gifted Learners (with Emily Mofield), Dr. Phelps’ work on differentiation will also be included in the upcoming book, The New Teacher’s Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges: Curated Advice from Award-Winning Teachers. Vicki lives near Nashville, Tennessee with her husband of 30 years and is the proud mom of three gifted adult children.

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