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Maureen Gale has been involved with special education program planning, staff development, and special needs service delivery for twenty years both in the United States and in overseas schools.  She currently works as the Resource Program Coordinator at the American International School of Johannesburg and has been in this present position for five years.  Previously she worked as a special needs teacher at the American School of Japan and as Resource Program Coordinator at the Uruguayan American School.  She has her Master's Degree in Emotional Disturbance and a B.A.E. in Special Education.  She has taught in a variety of educational settings including school-based special needs classrooms, resource rooms and a psychiatric hospital.  She is the co-author of The Survival Guide for the First-Year Special Education Teacher.

 

Dr. Barbara K. Keogh received her B.A from Pomona College, her M.A from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School, all in Psychology.  She is an Emerita Professor in the Graduate School of Education at UCLA and is currently a Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and has experience in both school and medical settings.  She was a member of the National Advisory Committee on the Handicapped and continues to serve as a consultant to a number of federal and private agencies including the National Institute of Child and Human Development, and the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools.  Her primary academic interests are in children with developmental and learning problems and in research issues in learning disabilities.  She was the recipient of the 1992 Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.

 

Dr. Ochan Kusuma-Powell received her Ed.D. from Columbia University and has developed and implemented inclusive special education programs in the United States, Indonesia and Tanzania.  She is the author of Language and learning problems (1992) and co-author of Visual tools for critical thinking in classrooms: Conceptual maps and cognitive mediation with Dr. Elizabeth Wiig (in press). In 1991 she was the recipient of a European Council of International Schools Fellowship in International Education which focused upon dysfunctional multi-lingual students in international schools. She has presented numerous workshops, institutes and seminars for international school audiences on various aspects of special education, including service delivery models, learning styles, ESL and learning disabilities. She is adjunct faculty member of the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is currently on the teaching staff of the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  

 

Dr. Jacqueline S. Phillips received her doctorate in special education from the University of Northern Colorado.  She is currently completing her second and final year at the International School of Kenya where she works in the Learning Resource Center.  She has a wide range of experience in education.  In addition to teaching mathematics and computer science in the general education classroom, she spent several years teaching in alternative programs for at-risk students.  Prior to going overseas, she was the administrator of the education program at a maximum-security juvenile detention facility.  She is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Northern Colorado.  She has written several articles and has presented extensively at state and national level conferences.

William Powell has served as an international school educator for the past twenty-five years.  He has Masters Degrees in education from Manhattanville College and the College of New Jersey and has taught in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Malaysia.  From 1991 to 1999, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  He is currently the Headmaster of the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  He has served as the Chairperson of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and as a co-opted member of the International Baccalaureate Heads Representative Committee and is a frequent workshop presenter at educational conferences.  He is also a teacher for the Principal Training Center (PTC) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy for International School Heads.  He is also a regular contributor of articles to educational journals and magazines.

 

William Powell  has served as an international school educator for the past twenty-five years. He has Masters Degrees in education from Manhattanville College and the College of New Jersey and has taught in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Malaysia. From 1991 to 1999, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is currently the Headmaster of the International school of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. He has served as the Chairperson of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and as a co-opted member of the International Baccalaureate Heads Representative Committee and is a frequent workshop presenter at educational conferences. He is also a teacher for the Principal Training Center (PTC) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy for International School Heads. He is also a regular contributor of articles to educational journals and magazines.

 

Dr. Nancy Robinson received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University and is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and the Director of the UW's Halbert Robinson Center for the Study of Capable Youth.  Known previously for her work in mental retardation, her current research interests include marked academic acceleration to college, adjustment of gifted children, and verbal and mathematical precocity.  She serves on the editorial boards of the Gifted Child Quarterly, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and the Roeper Review; is a Trustee of the American Psychological Foundation; is a member of advisory boards for the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools, Duke University's Talent Identification Program, Johns Hopkins University's Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth, and the Advanced Academy of Georgia.  She received the 1998 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.

 

Dr. Elisabeth Wiig holds a Ph.D. from Case-Western Reserve University and was Professor and Department Chair of Communications Disorders at Boston University for 17 years.  Earlier she was a Professor and Director of the Residential Aphasia Program at the University of Michigan.  She has authored eight texts, five psychological tests and ten intervention programs, all of which are used throughout the world.  She has published over 100 research articles and is a regular keynote speaker and presenter at national and international conferences. She has received numerous awards for her work and is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and other reference works.  Among knowledge-related works by Elisabeth Wiig are The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Test Series (CELF-3, 1995; CELF-Preschool, 1992; CELF-Spanish, 1997), Visual Tools for Developing Language and Communication: Content, Use, Interaction (1997), and Visual Tools for Critical Thinking in Classrooms (in press). 

 

Areta Williams has worked in international education since going to Africa for the first time in 1967.  She has lived and worked in Nepal, Ethiopia, Italy, Indonesia, Tanzania and now Cameroon where she is the Director of the American School of Yaounde.  She is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).  Her two grown children attended international schools during their years of growing up abroad and both graduated from the Jakarta International School.  In 1999 she received the National Distinguished Principal's Award from the US Department of Education. 



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