Co-Founder Gifted Identity, and Gifted Research and Outreach Inc.
Sharon Duncan is an independent consultant for Gifted Identity. She works with parents, educators, schools, districts, psychologists and pediatricians from all over the world, to help them understand and meet the social, emotional and educational needs of gifted children. Sharon consults with parents about behavioral concerns, educational decisions and options (including homeschooling), provides training on the innate characteristics and behaviors of giftedness to educators so that they can practice their craft more effectively, and teams with parents and educators to find solutions to the wide variety of classroom challenges that often accompany these complex children. Sharon is a SENG Model Parent Group facilitator. Prior to her work with Gifted Identity, she spent 26 years working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sharon has served on the governing boards of both public and private schools. She is a regular presenter at State and National conferences on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to academic acceleration, effective advocacy, educational options and decisions, gifted traits, and how to talk about giftedness. Sharon and a partner have completed a survey study of identify formation in the parents of gifted children (Gifted Identity Project). She is co-founder of GRO (Gifted Research and Outreach), a non-profit entity with the mission to promote a comprehensive and accurate understanding of giftedness through research and outreach. Sharon has also recently wrote her first book, The Glass Cage, a fictional story about the experience of gifted loneliness and finding connection in unlikely places.