By Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn.
With summer finally upon us, families are preparing for vacations and much needed time away from their typical daily duties. This is also the season when gifted and talented children and young adults have some free time from their educational obligations. I encourage parents to create opportunities for their children geared toward personal interests. It is imperative that after working hard all year these children experience some fun! Additionally, I encourage young college students to do the same! Gifted and talented individuals need respite from their increasingly busy lives and summertime is one of the best times to do so.
Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn is a nationally certified school psychologist and is licensed to practice school psychology in the state of Florida. She has been employed with the Miami-Dade County Public School District as a school psychologist since 2005. In 2006, Ms. Kendrick-Dunn was a member of Miami-Dade Public Schools Gifted Task Force Committee and was awarded the Mary Frasier Scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC). In 2007, she was both appointed to the NAGC Diversity/ Equity Committee and was awarded a grant by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Children Fund Inc to establish a resource center specifically designed for gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Ms. Kendrick-Dunn has presented at numerous professional conventions on the topic of gifted children and currently serves as the SENG Board President.