Crucial Conversations About Cognitive Diversity | Season 3 Archives


Episode 2: Carl Sabatino
Aired August 18, 2021

Episode 2 featured Carl Sabatino. He is the Head of Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students located in Studio City, California, as well as the founder and CEO of Bridges Education Group. 

Mr. Sabatino joined Bridges over fifteen years ago and has been instrumental in the growth of its strength based, talent focused approach to the education of its diverse student population. As a result of his leadership, staff acquisition and staff development the school has more than doubled its capacity and added additional services for its members.

He describes his Bridges experience as follows

“Students come to Bridges defined by their challenges and labels. They leave defined by their abilities and accomplishments.”

Episode 1: Dr. Jaime A. Castellano
Aired July 21, 2021

Dr. Jaime A. Castellano is a nationally recognized and award-winning educator, principal, author, scholar, and researcher. In 2017 he was recognized as SENG’s National Educator of the Year. As a highly sought-after speaker, he is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the United States in the education of Hispanic/Latino students. He is a preeminent scholar and researcher in gifted education and in identifying and serving diverse gifted students with particular expertise on identifying gifted Hispanic/Latino students, gifted English language learners, gifted Native Americans, gifted preschoolers, and gifted students from poverty. His current research is focused on working directly with gifted students with trauma, toxic stress, and adverse childhood experiences.


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