Betty Maxwell

Betty Maxwell, M.A., is Advisor to the Board of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development (ISAD). Co-author of Picture It! Teaching Visual-Spatial Learner, with Crystal Punch, Betty helped develop the construct of the visual-spatial learner (VSL), tools for their identification (e.g., “Identifying Characteristics of Visual-Spatial Learners”) and concrete methods of teaching this group. A long time language arts teacher, Betty holds a Master’s degree in gifted education and taught for 15 years in a school for the gifted. She is also a certified psychosynthesis educator and counselor. 
Betty helped organize ISAD, Visual-Spatial Resource, Parents of Gifted Offspring (POGO), PG Retreat, the Visual-Spatial Learner Study Group, the Dabrowski Study Group and The Dabrowski Newsletter. She served as Vice-President of ISAD for 25 years, Associate Director of the Gifted Development Center (GDC), the second Editor of Advanced Development, Director of Visual-Spatial Resource, Creator of Dial-Log Consultation Service, counselor and examiner. Her deep interest in psychological aspects of development and self-actualization infused all aspects of our organization. Betty retired from the Gifted Development Center the summer of 2011.