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Danielle Coughlin

Thalia Elementary
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Hello, my name is Danielle Coughlin and I am the gifted resource teacher at Thalia Elementary School. I am very passionate about meeting the needs of the whole child for every child. My early field experience in general and special education led me to seek more understanding about meeting the needs of the twice-exceptional gifted learner. I attended William and Mary for my masters in gifted education and while there passions and study extended to an interest in education rooted in social emotional understanding. I believe that our schools are critical in shaping the world we live in tomorrow and that we as educators must bear that responsibility with a wide lens view on the implications of our practice. I have mentored in STEM, Girls on the Run, and started a leadership development community service club called Change Club. I'd love to talk to anyone interested in starting one of these programs at their school. Please talk to me about great ideas you've seen or ideas you'd like to see. How can our classes be more authentic and engaging? How can I better support student agency while scaffolding reflection and goal setting? How can I better support teachers in implementing more meaningful student choice? If you've got ideas and like to share them, I'm looking forward to being all ears!