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Dr. Sandra Kaplan

University of Southern California
Professor of Clinical Education
An expert in gifted education and differentiated curriculum, Kaplan teaches the methods courses for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and acts as a consultant for several state departments and school districts nationwide on the topics of education for gifted students, differentiated curriculum in depth and complexity, and thematic interdisciplinarity.
Dr. Sandra Kaplan is also the editor of the Gifted Education Communicator, past President of the California Association for the Gifted and chair of both the Blue Ribbon Committee and Education Committee for the organization. Dr. Kaplan’s research focuses on non-traditional identification instruments to recognize underrepresented students as gifted. Dr. Kaplan has been recognized for her work, receiving the Award for Excellence from the Council of Exceptional Children, Service and Achievement awards from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Research Award from the California Association for the Gifted.

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