Kate Maupin, M.A., is an award-winning author, speaker, educator, and reformed gifted cheater currently living in Connecticut. Kate earned her Bachelor of Science in Honors Education from University of Maine at Orono, and her Master of the Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. her extensive experience as a local and national speaker on education , parenting, and foster parenting topics led her to serve on the executive board of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, an organization. that supports parents on a state and national level.
Previously, she worked as a gifted and talented educator and coordinator, beginning her career in New England, ncluding Yale University, before traveling overseas to support an international educational initiative with China. After her first book, Cheating, Dishonesty, and Manipulation: Why Bright Kids Do It (Great Potential Press, 2014), was published, she launched a private consulting practice and worked with the national organization Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted to support local initiatives for parents. She works part time as a foster child advocate at the state level, and was recently a member of a team that collaborated with state legislative policy groups to successfully pass two education reform bills into law. Kate has counseled countless parents, children, and families in the NEw England area. She has been a featured speaker at several national conferecnes, including SENG, NAGC, and as a multipe-occasion keynote for the Parenting Series of Minds and Motion.
Kate currently maintains her private practice on a part-time basis and continues to travel, speak, and work as an advocate for increased educational support for foster children. Kate's 2014 book won a first place Next generatio Indie Book Award, a first place International Books Award, adn was a finalist for the USA Best Book Awards.
She lives with her extremely patient husband, two sons, and a gratuitous number of pets in Connecticut. You can find her on Twitter @Kate_Maupin.