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Keri Guilbault, EdD

Assistant Professor

Keri M. Guilbault, EdD, is an Assistant Professor and faculty lead for the Gifted Education graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University and recipient of the 2019 National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award. She has worked as a district supervisor of gifted and talented programs in Maryland and as a teacher of the gifted in both Florida and Maryland. Her leadership experience includes service on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children and on the Board of Trustees of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation. She was appointed as the Director of Science and Education of American Mensa in 2019 and received the 2019 American Mensa National Service Award. She received her master’s degree in Gifted Education from the University of South Florida and obtained her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in gifted education program administration from the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include academic acceleration, parenting the gifted, and affective characteristics and needs of the highly gifted.

EDUCATION

Ed.D. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership
Specialization: Gifted Education Program Administration
Dissertation: Academic Acceleration in Florida’s Elementary Schools

Ed.S. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership
Concentration: Gifted Education

M.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Master of Arts degree in Gifted Education

B.A. The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, minor in French

CERTIFICATION

Cornell University
Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management, February 2021

Maryland State Department of Education
Advanced Professional Certificate: Administrator I & Gifted and Talented Specialist

Commonwealth of Virginia
Division Superintendent License
Postgraduate Professional License: Admin & Supervision PreK-12, Elem Ed PreK-6, French PreK-6, Gifted Education, Visual Arts PreK-12

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2017 – Present Assistant Professor, Gifted Education, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia, MD

2014 – 2017 Assistant Professor, Gifted and Talented Education and Educational Leadership, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD

2011 – 2014 Faculty Associate, Gifted Education, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia, MD

2010 – 2014 Adjunct Professor, Gifted Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2011 – 2014 Coordinator of Accelerated Learning Programs, Harford County Public Schools, MD

2009 – 2011 Curriculum Resource Specialist and Instructional Coach, Hillcrest Elementary Foreign Language Academy, Orlando, FL

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020 American Mensa National Chairman’s Service Award

2020 Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education, President’s Hall of Fame Award

2019 U.S. President’s Gold Service Award: Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education

2019 National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

2019 American Mensa National Service Award

2018 U.S. President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award: Mensa Education & Research Foundation

2018 President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award

2016 Maryland State DOE Award for State Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education

2012 Maryland State DOE Award for State Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education

2009 Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society

2008 University of Central Florida Alumni Association, Alumni Fellows Graduate Award

2007 Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

2005 National Association for Gifted Children, Non-Doctoral Graduate Student Award

2005 American Mensa, Community Activities Program Award

2005 American Mensa, National Chair’s Service Award for Leadership

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

International

Mensa International– Gifted Youth Advisory Board, 2020-Present

Journal of Gifted Education and Creativity, Editorial Board, 2022-Present

National

American Mensa, Director of Science and Education, 2019 – 2020

American Mensa Research Review Committee, Chair, August 2018-2020

Journal for the Education of the Gifted,Editorial Board, 2019-Present

Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2017-2020

Mensa Education and Research Foundation,Chair, Awards for Excellence in Research Committee, 2018-2020

Mensa Research Journal,Editorial Board, 2021-Present

National Association for Gifted Children,Treasurer, 2020-2022; Board of Directors 2014-2015, 2015- 2018, 2020 – 2022

National Association for Gifted Children,Expert Speaker 2015-Present

State

Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education, Board of Directors: Past-President, 2020-2022 & 2013 – 2014; President 2018-2020 & 2011 – 2013; Vice President 2017 – 2018

Maryland MENSA Scholarship Chair, 2016-2017

Maryland State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, Chair, 2017-2018; Co-Chair, 2015-2017

Maryland State Department of Education, ESSA Accountability Workgroup, 2016-2018

Local

Fairfax County Public Schools, VA, Advanced Academics Advisory Committee, Chair, 2018-2019

Harford County Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Gifted & Talented Education, 2011-2013

Seminole County Gifted Advisory Board, 2004-2009

Central Florida Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, Secretary, 2009

Seminole County Public Schools Acceleration Policy Committee, 2008-2009

PUBLICATIONS

Selected recent publications:

Guilbault, K. M. (in press). Lessons learned from gifted coordinators leading during a pandemic. Teaching for High Potential.

Guilbault, K.M. & McCormick, K.M. (accepted). Underachievement of gifted learners in school. In F. Piske, (Ed.), Underachievement in Gifted Education and Across the Lifespan. Routledge.

Guilbault, K. M., & McCormick, K. M. (2022, June). Three lessons learned from teaching and learning during the pandemic. Mensa Bulletin, 22-25. https://doi.org/10.35542/osf.io/spjd8

Guilbault, K. M., & McCormick, K. M. (2022). Let’s pivot! Teaching gifted learners during emergency remote instruction. TEMPO+ Journal of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Guilbault, K. M., & Cotabish, A. (2022). Using the NAGC standards for program development and improvement. In S. Johnson, D. Dailey, & A. Cotabish, (Eds.), NAGC pre-K-grade 12 gifted education programming standards: A guide to planning and implementing quality services for gifted students (2nd ed., pp. 230-252). Routledge.

Wai, J., & Guilbault, K.M. (2022). Multidisciplinary perspectives and field strengthening questions for gifted education research. High Ability Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13598139.2022.2064269

Guilbault, K.M., & McCormick, K.M. (2022). Supporting elementary gifted learners during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey of teaching practices. Gifted Education International, 38(1), 115-137. https://doi.org/10.1177/02614294211070075

Guilbault, K.M. (2021). Academic acceleration: How far have we come? Parenting for High Potential 25th Anniversary Issue, 10(4), 6-8.

Guilbault, K.M. (2021, December). Parent-to-parent: Progress on acceleration over the past 20 years. Invited column for the 25th anniversary of Parenting for High Potential. NAGC: Parenting for High Potential.

Guilbault, K.M., & Cotabish, A. (2021). Using the NAGC standards to assess programmatic and professional learning. In S. Johnson, A. Cotabish, & D. Dailey, (Eds.), NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards. Prufrock Press.

Guilbault, K.M., & MacFarlane, B. (2021). Bullying and the gifted. In J.A. Plucker & C.A. Callahan (Eds.), Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education, 3rd ed. Prufrock Press.

Guilbault, K.M. & Kirsch, L.B. (2021). Administrative leadership in gifted education. In J.A. Plucker & C.A. Callahan (Eds.), Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education, 3rd ed. Prufrock Press.

Lee, S.W., Cotabish, A., Dailey, D., Johnsen, S., Corwith, S., Guilbault, K., & Pratt, D. (2020). Self-assess your P-12 practice or program using the NAGC gifted programming standards, 2nd National Association for Gifted Children.

Cotabish, A., Dailey, D., Corwith, S., Johnson, S., Lee, C.W., & Guilbault, K.M. (2020). Ushering in the 2019 pre-k to grade 12 gifted programming standards. Gifted Child Today, 43(2), 135-140. https://doi.org/10.1177/1076217519898226

McCormick, K. M., & Guilbault, K.M. (2020, May). Maryland Criteria for Excellence: A model for program evaluation and improvement. Teaching for High Potential.

Corwith, S., Johnson, S., Lee, C., Cotabish, A., Dailey, D., & Guilbault, K.M. (2019). 2019 pre-k- grade 12 gifted programming standards. Professional Standards Committee, National Association for Gifted Children.

Guilbault, K.M., & McCormick, K.M. (2019). Bullying. NAGC Parenting for High Potential TIP Sheet.

McCormick, K.M. & Guilbault, K.M. (2019). Cyberbullying and gifted children. NAGC Parenting for High Potential TIP Sheet.

Guilbault, K.M. (2019). Advocating for grade-based acceleration. In J. Jolly, T.F. Inman, J.F. Smutney & K. Nilles (Eds.), Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice from the National Association for Gifted Children. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Guilbault, K.M. & McCormick, K.M. (2019). Bullying and the Gifted Learner. NAGC Parenting for High Potential TIP Sheet.

Guilbault, K.M. (2018). Mathematics Olympiads for elementary students: Nurturing young talent. In J. Danielian, E. Fogarty, & M. Fugate (Eds.), Teaching Gifted Children: Success Strategies for Teaching High-Ability Learners. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Guilbault, K. M. & Shoplick-Lupkowski, A. (2017). Academic acceleration. NAGC Parenting for High Potential TIP Sheet.

Guilbault, K. M., & Kane, M. (2016). Asynchronous development. NAGC Parenting for High Potential TIP Sheet.

PRESENTATIONS

International

Guilbault, K. M., & JohnBull, R. M. (2023, January). District advanced academic coordinators’ self-efficacy and adaptive leadership for equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Session accepted for the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference, Vina del Mar, Chile.

Guilbault, K. M., & McCormick, K. M. (2022, October). An exploratory study of elementary gifted students’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Paper accepted for the 3rd International Congress on Gifted Youth and Sustainability of Education, Antalya, Turkey.

Guilbault, K. M., JohnBull, R. M., & McCormick, K. M. (2022, August). Leading through crisis: Gifted coordinators’ pandemic experiences. Session accepted for the 18th Conference of the European Council for High Ability, The Hague, Netherlands.

Guilbault, K. M., & McCormick, K. M. (2022, August). Lessons from a national survey on supporting gifted learners during the pandemic. Session accepted for the 18th Conference of the European Council for High Ability, The Hague, Netherlands.

McCormick, K. M., & Guilbault, K. M. (2022, August). Gifted students speak out: Using student experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic to improve online learning. Session accepted for the 18th Conference of the European Council for High Ability, The Hague, Netherlands.

Guilbault, K. M., & MacFarlane, B. (2021, August). Cyberbullying and the pandemic: Keeping gifted learners safe online. Paper presented at the 2021 World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial World Conference, virtual.

McCormick, K. M., & Guilbault, K. M. (2021, August). Lessons learned from remote instruction with gifted learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented at the 2021 Virtual World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial World Conference.

National

Guilbault, K. M. (2022, November). District gifted education coordinators leading through the COVID-19 pandemic. Session accepted for the National Association for Gifted Children 69thAnnual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Guilbault, K. M., & McCormick, K. M. (2022, November). A survey of gifted education teachers’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Session accepted for the National Association for Gifted Children 69thAnnual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Wolfgang, C., & Guilbault, K. M.(2022, November). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gifted education services. Session accepted for the National Association for Gifted Children 69th Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

McCormick, K. M., & Guilbault, K M.(2022, July). Supporting social-emotional learning during the pandemic. Session accepted for the Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Annual Conference, virtual.

Lee, C.W., Corwith, S., & Guilbault, K. M.(2020). Upgrading our professional learning activities in gifted education. Session presented at the National Association for Gifted Children 67th Annual Convention, virtual.

Guilbault, K.M. (2019, November). Academic acceleration for the whole gifted child: Tips and tools for parents. Session accepted for the 67thAnnual PAGES Conference, Harrisburg, PA.

Guilbault, K.M. (2019, October). Developing an academic acceleration policy: Lessons learned from a state study. Paper accepted for the Maryland Educators of Gifted Students Annual Conference, Fulton, Maryland.

Guilbault, K.M. (2019, October). Developing an academic acceleration policy. Paper accepted for the Virginia Association for the Gifted Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.

Guilbault, K.M. (2019, October). A parent’s guide to academic acceleration. Session accepted for the Virginia Association for the Gifted Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.

Invited Presentations, Webinars, and Interviews (Selected)

Brulles, D., & Guilbault, K.M. (2021). Supporting gifted coordinators. NAGC Annual Convention Pre-Conference Session. Aurora, CO.

Cotabish, A., Dailey, D., Johnson, S., Corwith, S., Lee, C.W., & Guilbault, K. (2020, November). Using the NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 gifted programming standards to improve gifted programs, services, and classroom practice. Pre-Convention Special Session, National Association for Gifted Children 67thAnnual Convention, virtual.

Guilbault, K.M. (2020, April). Best practices in screening for academic acceleration and implications for policy.Invited speaker for the Baltimore County Public Schools Gifted Advisory Council. Baltimore, MD.

Guilbault, K. M. (2019, November). Academic acceleration and the social and emotional development of gifted learners. Invited session at the Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Mini Conference. Virginia Beach, VA.

Guilbault, K. M. (2019, October). Supporting twice exceptional learners: 10 tips for effective home and school partnerships.Invited speaker for the Baltimore County Public Schools Parent Information Night. Towson, MD.

Guilbault K. M. (2019, August). Social and emotional development of the gifted: Research and strategies for K-8 teachers of the gifted.Back-to-School keynote conducted for teachers of the gifted in Loudoun County Public Schools, VA.

Guilbault, K. M. (2018, May). Twice exceptional learners. NAGC Expert Speaker Series presentation for Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA.

Guilbault, K. M. (2017, June). Raising Einstein: Supporting the special needs of gifted children and their families. NAGC Expert Speaker: Keynote presentation at the 2017 Carilion Pediatric Conference, Roanoke, VA.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Educational Research Association
  • European Council for High Ability
  • Maryland Educators of Gifted Students
  • Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education
  • National Association for Gifted Children
  • Virginia Association for the Gifted
  • World Council for Gifted and Talented Children