Coordinator, NUMATS, Center for Talent Development
BiographyJulie Frate brings the knowledge, skills and understanding she has gained from various perspectives — researcher, educator, school consultant, site visitor and workshop leader — to her work as coordinator for NUMATS. In particular, Frate aims to make an impact with regard to identifying and supporting gifted students in under-identified and underserved populations. For 30 years, she has worked with high-poverty, minority groups as an educator and researcher. Parents for Public Schools of Jackson, Mississippi, awarded Frate Educator of the Year for her work as a school counselor and International Baccalaureate (IB) primary years program coordinator. Her research experience includes working as a research associate in the rural health research program at the University of Mississippi’s Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and as a research assistant in the Office for Community Health Research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Frate received a BA degree in Russian language and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a master of education, with a focus on educational psychology, from the University of Mississippi. As both a parent of a gifted child and an educator, Frate is passionate about supporting the academic, career and personal/social development of gifted children.
|BA, Russian Language and Literature||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|MSEd, Educational Psychology||University of Mississippi|
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