Connolly's Bio

Connolly Sherwood's Biography

Connolly embraces all things gifted and twice-exceptional (2e)!

She is a founding board member and currently serves as the President of SoMe CAGT, a 501(c)3 non-profit supporting gifted and twice-exceptional students in the South-Metro Denver area.

With more than 20 years of teaching experience, previous roles in education include paraprofessional, special educator, classroom cluster teacher, title one teacher, and a Montessori director. Connolly is endorsed as a Gifted Specialist and a Special Education Generalist. Currently, she is the gifted specialist for the Sheridan School District, where she identified the first 2e students in the district. Connolly also has a private practice that provides an Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and spelling for clients with dyslexia.

Connolly serves on the Colorado Department of Education’s Gifted Education - State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC) for Congressional District 6 and has been inducted into the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative (CAEGTC).

In December 2020, Connolly will complete her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Education. Research areas of interest include 2e, gifted, dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and creativity.

She was identified gifted in third grade and since then has been identified as twice-exceptional. She is also the parent of a 2e child.

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