Patricia Rendon has worked in the field of Gifted and Talented Education for over 20 years. She has been an elementary teacher, a middle school teacher, and an Instructional Coach for Teachers of the Gifted. For the past 18 years she has worked at Region One Education Service Center and currently serves as the Coordinator for the Gifted and Talented Program. She has worked as the Project Trainer for the Jacob K. Javits Gifted/Bilingual Project and as the Gifted/Bilingual Mentor for Jacob K. Javits ESTUDIOS Project. Patty has been a past Executive Board Member for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented and currently serves as a member of the Commissioner’s Advisory Council for the Gifted and Talented.