I recently attended a national conference for my job in Gifted Education. The Father of Gifted Education was there -- Joe Renzulli. Joe is to Gifted Education as Bill Gates is to Technology. He is the Godfather of Gifted Ed. I have read all his research, poured over his studies, and worshipped all his checklists. He is my hero. When I saw him on the agenda, I almost peed my pants. All these years of referencing Joseph Renzulli, of quoting his research, of hanging on his every word and HE WAS GOING TO BE AT MY TABLE. I was so giddy with anticipation, when he sat beside me, I simply blurted out,
"I cannot believe you are here!"
"Why?" he asks.
"I thought you were dead!"
Yea, that is me...on my way up the corporate ladder.