Betty Roffman Shevitz

Betty Roffman Shevitz
Betty Roffman Shevitz

Betty Roffman Shevitz has 25 years of experience with gifted students. She currently serves as an instructional specialist for gifted students in Montgomery County Public Schools and is responsible for the screening and identification of students for seven centers for the highly gifted. In addition, Ms. Shevitz coordinates the Wings Mentor Program, a countywide program she codeveloped to support students who are both gifted and learning disabled.

Betty has directed her attention to special populations, and is dedicated to helping nurture students' potential. She has worked with school systems in Virginia, Minnesota, Texas, and Maryland. She has extensive experience both in the classroom and in the central office of school districts with large populations of gifted students. She was involved in the initial year of a program designed for identifying and nurturing gifted students in underserved populations. In addition to classroom experience, Betty has developed curricula, presented at national and state conferences, and served as an educational consultant and a teacher trainer. She also served as a member of the Olympic Educational Program Curriculum Committee for Visions of Glory, an education program for the 1988 Winter Games.

Betty received her bachelor's degree in education and her master's degree in gifted education from the University of Virginia.