Our facilitators have one thing in common:
commitment to volunteerism and gifted-related community service.
“One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” – Charlie Mackesy
Dr. Lim believes social and emotional needs are often ignored or overlooked by parents and educators, yet research has shown them to be critical components for mental and physical health. Her parenting journey highlighted the importance of these areas of health, typically discounted in Asian culture.
Cherin Escher, M.A.
“Without inspiration, nothing moves…. We need to set out with a childlike conviction that anything we can imagine, we can manifest.”
Cherin has an educational background in Philosophy, Literature, and Psychology. Her passion & focus lies within family, children, education & human development.
Susan Chun, M.A., P.P.S
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson
Susan is a professional school counselor and an active member of numerous state and national organizations. She earned a Masters of Arts degree in school counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Susan brings her passion for the whole child approach and is a strong advocate for the development and well-being of children.
Gayle Bentley, M.Ed., Doctoral Student
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle
Gayle approaches her work with SENG from a three-pronged perspective: a mother of three neurodiverse sons, a veteran classroom teacher, and a doctoral student in the field of twice-exceptionality at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. She understands the challenges of the parenting experience while recognizing what still needs to be done for neurodiverse students in our schools.