PTY Welcomes Gem Thomerson
PTY welcomes Gem Thomerson (Ed.D.) as its new Director. Working with our Executive Director, Tamra Stambaugh (Ph.D.), Thomerson will apply her expertise in gifted education to advance our existing programs and to develop new ones. She holds a doctorate from the University of South Carolina in curriculum and instruction with a focus on teaching academically gifted learners. Prior to her appointment at Vanderbilt, she was the gifted curriculum and instructional specialist for Dorchester School District Two in Charleston, South Carolina as well as serving as a professor of gifted endorsement and certification courses at Converse College. Thomerson’s current research interests include the implementation of higher-level thinking strategies as a habit of classroom practice and differentiation.