Javetta Jones-Roberson is a Dean of Instruction at Haltom High School in Birdville ISD located in North Texas. Previously, she has served as a high school Advanced Academics Coordinator, Gifted Campus Coordinator/Liaison, district professional development facilitator for Advanced Academics and Gifted teacher. Javetta currently serves on the national level on the board of directors for the Council of Exceptional Children-Association for the Gifted as Chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Access committee. She serves on the state level as a board member for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. She is also active with the National Association of Gifted Children, serving on the Diversity, Equity, and Access committee. Javetta is the recipient of the 2016 Texas A&M University-Commerce Directores Fellowship, which is awarded to doctoral students who focus on leadership practices that aid in the advancement of ESL and Bilingual students in schools. Currently, Javetta is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where her research focus is culturally responsive leadership practices towards gifted underrepresented populations.