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Marcia Gentry


Marcia Gentry, PhD is the director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute and Professor of Educational Studies at Purdue University.  She received her doctorate from the University of Connecticut.  Her research has focused on the use of cluster grouping and differentiation; the application of gifted education pedagogy to improve teaching and learning; student perceptions of school; and on non-traditional services and underserved populations.  She developed and studied the Total School Cluster Grouping Model and is engaged in continued research on its effects concerning student achievement and identification, and on teacher practices.

Gentry is past chair of the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group, Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent, actively participates in the National Association for Gifted Children, frequently contributes to the gifted education literature (with more than 60 publications), and regularly serves as a speaker and consultant.  She is co-author of the laminated reference guide, Gifted Education Strategies for All published byNational Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing.


About National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. Our signature product is our quick-reference laminated guides—the original laminated guides for educators. Written by some of the most respected leaders in the field, with over 150 titles available, these professional development guides cover current topics and critical issues in education, including inclusion, co-teaching, autism, learning disabilities, social-emotional learning, positive behavior supports, mental health, differentiated instruction, assessment, English learners, differentiated instruction, and more.

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