Vanessa Ewing, Ph.D., Associate

Dr. Vanessa Ewing, Ph.D., Associate, received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Individual Differences in Cognition. Over more than 20 years, she has served as a principal, preschool—middle school teacher, and academic advisor for gifted and twice exceptional children. Vanessa works as a Gifted/Talented Coordinator within Denver Public Schools, working across schools- in particular with charter schools throughout the district.  Vanessa also designed, coordinated and served as a lead instructor for an online Master’s Degree program for teachers at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, leading to licensure in gifted education. Her passions include working with gifted early childhood students, as well as developing academic and social plans for gifted and twice exceptional students. Currently, her work with GDC involves assessing applicants for admission to The Hope Academy, an early childhood program for diverse gifted learners. She also teaches psychology and education courses to adult learners. She continues to take graduate courses in gifted education and counseling. When not immersed in the field of giftedness, Vanessa enjoys volunteering, playing with her son, reading, painting, writing, and traveling.