Dina Brulles earned a Ph.D. in education for the gifted and an M.A. in curriculum and instruction. She teaches at the Graduate College of Education at Arizona State University and is the director of gifted education in the Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona. Dina is also the president of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT); and is a board director for Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).
Dina has created and supervised cluster grouping programs and, with the publication of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model Book, become a recognized expert in that practice. Brulles consults with school districts in their efforts to create education programs for the gifted that reflect the needs of the districts' specific population. Before she became an administrator, Brulles was an elementary classroom teacher, a bilingual teacher, and an ESL teacher.
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