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Casey Dunley

Des Moines Schools
GT Consultant
Des Moines, Iowa
Casey Dunley currently serves as a Gifted and Talented Consultant at Roosevelt High School in the Des Moines Public School District. She is passionate about equity, access and opportunity for students from historically underserved populations in GT, the Excellence Gap, extended learning opportunities, student voice and choice, academic planning, and the social-emotional needs of gifted high school students. She teaches both a GT Extended Learning Seminar and a GT Leadership and Mentorship course. In addition to working with Roosevelt’s Professional Learning Communities, the School Leadership Team, the district’s Standards Referenced Grading Task Force, and the district’s High School Leadership Team, Casey also served as one of the PLC Facilitators for Secondary GT Consultants, leads the GT Equity Team and is in her second year as an Iowa Talented and Gifted Board Member. Casey is in her 31st year in education and her 9th year as a GT Consultant. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education as well as her GT Endorsement from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science in Education Degree with an emphasis in Urban Education from Drake University. Her endorsements include: Reading, History, Social Studies, and Gifted Education. She has attended Confratute at UCONN for four years, has been fortunate enough to be able to expand on her professional knowledge and networking at NAGC each year, and she is a trained SENG Parent Group Facilitator. She thrives on being able to work with students, parents, teachers, and administration to best meet the needs of both the Roosevelt gifted students, and gifted students in general. Casey has two children and is passionate about social justice, travel, wellness, and professional learning!