Welcome friends to the Someone Gets Me podcast. I am your host Dianne Allen and I am delighted you are here. This podcast was created because I believe there is a visionary leader inside each one of us who is waiting to be seen. In each episode of Someone Gets Me you will hear useful tips from successful Visionaries who will share their stories about how being seen allowed them to take their Vision into Action.
In this episode, I interview Mark Hess, a Gifted Programs Specialist in Colorado Springs School District 11 and is in his 32nd year of doing what he loves best—working with gifted kids. He is the president of the Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students and board member for the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented.
Topics we discuss include:
- Mark’s love and connection to his calling
- Asking Safe Questions
- Hope for the Future
- Listening as an action
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More about Mark:
Mark Hess is the Gifted Programs Specialist in Colorado Springs School District 11 and is in his 32nd year of doing what he loves best—working with gifted kids. He is the president of the Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students and board member for the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented. Mark’s articles about gifted kids have been featured by the National Association for Gifted Children’s, SENG—the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted—and by the National Math and Science Initiative. As Portable Gifted and Talented, Mark has over 1750 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers and has published over 200 units specifically written for gifted and high ability students. Mark has had the privilege of presenting at state and national conferences and school inservices throughout the west.