Many qualified children are overlooked for gifted programming.
René Islas is the executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children. Prior to joining NAGC, Islas served as Sr. Vice President of Learning Forward where he launched the Center for Results under a social enterprise model to support leaders in education in developing systems to improve teacher effectiveness and implement quality practice in educator professional learning.
Islas is a national leader and recognized expert in education policy. His government experience includes advising the U.S. Secretary of Education and playing a pivotal role in the creation of the Teacher Incentive Fund and School Improvement Grant programs.