Kayla's Bio

Kayla Steffens' Biography

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

Kayla was born and raised in Englewood, Colorado. She attended Englewood Public Schools PreK-12. Kayla was referred to gifted programming and identified as gifted in the 3rd grade. In 2015, Kayla was the first in her family to graduate from high school. She attended the University of Denver on the Boettcher Scholarship. Kayla received a BA in Sociology and Psychology in 2018 and then received an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with specializations in Gifted Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education in 2019. Currently, Kayla is working toward her doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in gifted education. Her research interests include creativity, giftedness, and diverse populations.

Kayla works as a secondary math teacher. She was appointed to serve GE-SAC, the Gifted Education State Advisory Committee, as a Community Member Representative for Congressional District 7. Kayla also volunteers with Destination Imagination as the South-Metro Denver Regional Director. Kayla was also on the development committee for the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children’s (WCGTC) newly released “Global Principles for Professional Learning in Gifted Education” document.

She was identified as gifted in 3rd grade.

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