Gayle Bentley, M.Ed in Music Education, is a doctoral student at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education and the mother of three neurodiverse sons. She has taught instrumental music in public schools for 23 years and will serve as the gifted/2e academic director of 2e4me Academy in Newport Beach in the fall of 2023. She is also the founder of The Bentley Center. She has presented at a number of national and state conferences about parenting and teaching gifted and twice-exceptional students, including SENG, the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, the California Association for the Gifted, and the 2e Conference at William & Mary. She has a strong interest in identifying and addressing the needs of parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children.