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SFStacey Folyer   

Youth Programs Manager
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As Youth Program Manager, Stacey’s primary role is to manage and oversee the daily operation of the GERI youth programs:  Super Saturday, Super Summer, and Summer Residential Camps.  Stacey is also responsible for overseeing graduate school procedures, gifted and talented licensure, and other special outreach programs.  Other critical work involves updating and managing the GERI website and assisting directors with project outcome data collection and dissemination.  Stacey provides stragetic support and planning in development and engagement initiatives.

Jaret Hodges

GERI Graduate Assistantjaret

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Coming from South Texas, Jaret is a doctoral student with particular interests in at-risk gifted students, gifted English language learners (Spanish), mathematics curriculum, and in creating mathematical models (or improving upon) of educational interactions both on micro and macro scales. He spent the last few years working with Spanish speaking life skills children in Gonzales, Texas and participating regularly in Special Olympics.

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Enyi Jen

GERI Graduate Assistant
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Enyi Jen is a doctoral student and the coordinator of Super Saturday, a talent development student program at GERI. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a coordinator of the gifted program in a prestigious high school in Taiwan. She was also a gifted teacher teaching an affective curriculum, focusing on the social and emotional development for a pull-out group of highly able students. Enyi received her master’s degree in gifted education from National Taiwan Normal University and her thesis was “The study of the verbal characteristics of talented preschoolers in the Multiple Intelligences (MI) program.” Her research interests and expertise include counseling of gifted students and their families, adolescents’ talent development, and talent development programs.  

JMJason McIntosh

GERI Graduate Assistant
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Jason McIntosh is a doctoral student in Gifted, Talented, and Creative Studies with research interests in  policy and curriculum development for gifted learners. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was the Collaborative Peer Teacher for the Gifted in Avondale, Arizona for four years, a gifted pull-out teacher for five years, and a regular education classroom teacher for six years. He is Nationally Board Certified in the area of "Middle Childhood Generalist" and has received two Master's Degrees in Elementary Education and the Art of Teaching Biology. Jason attended Miami University of Ohio where he earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.

 

Jiaxi Wu

GERI Graduate Assistant
Super Summer Camp CoordinatorJW
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Jiaxi Wu is a doctoral candidate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies. Her advisor is Dr. Marcia Gentry, and her research interests include topics related to gifted Native American students, out-of-school enrichment programs, and advanced measurement. As a graduate assistant at GERI, she was the coordinator for Super Summer from 2011 to 2013 and coordinator for 2013 spring Super Saturday. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in English Language and Literature from Fudan University, China. Before coming to Purdue, she had been a part-time English instructor for SAT Reasoning Test, College English, etc. for K-16 ESL students for five years. She is also the president of the Graduate Organization in Educational Studies (GOEDS) for 2011-14..

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Juliana Tay

GERI Graduate Assistant
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Juliana Tay is a doctoral student in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies. Her advisor is Dr. Kristina Ayers Paul, and her research interests include topics related to creativity, art assessment and identification. As a graduate assistant at GERI, she is the coordinator for Super Saturday 2013-2014 and Super Summer in 2014. She received her Bachelor's degree in Art Education from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Master's in Gifted Education from Purdue University. Before coming to Purdue, she was an art teacher and program coordinator for 10 years. She worked for the Ministry of Education, Singapore, for five years in a public school system before moving to Raffles Institution, one of the top schools in Singapore, for the next five years.

 

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GERI Graduate Assistant
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Arnold is working on an MS in Learning Design & Technology (LDT). When he graduates, Arnold hopes to pursue a career in distance education or technology enhanced training. His interests are Online Learning Design, Technology Integration, CMSs/LMSs, Consulting for Online Education and E-learning.

Kristen Seward

GERI Graduate Assistant

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Kristen Seward returns to Purdue for her third degree, a Ph.D. in Educational Studies focusing on gifted education as well as curriculum and instruction.  With a Bachelor's in English Education and a Master's in School Counseling, she has over 15 years of experience in K-12 education as both an English teacher for grades 7 - 12 (both regular and gifted classes) and a guidance counselor for grades 6 - 12.  As an associate with the Gifted Education Resource Institute, Kristen will serve as assistant director of GERI's Summer Residential program in 2014. She currently serves as treasurer of the Graduate Organization in Educational Studies (GOEDS).  Her career objective is to become a teacher of teachers as she shares her love of teaching and learning with pre-service teacher candidates. Her research interests are teacher education, professional development in gifted education, and talent development of students in rural areas, and the spiritual development of children. 

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