FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 17, 2006
Contact: Tracy Power
Bean receives statewide award for gifted
Miss. - Dr. Suzanne Bean, director of the Roger
F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning at
Mississippi University for Women, recently
received the Frances A. Karnes Award of
Excellence in Gifted Education.
award is given by the Mississippi Association
for Gifted Children and was presented to Bean
for her significant contributions toward the
improvement and advancement of gifted education
has master and doctoral degrees in special
education with an emphasis in gifted education.
In 1991, she developed the master’s program in
gifted studies at MUW.
addition to training hundreds of teachers in
gifted studies across the state, Bean
co-authored the leading textbook on gifted
education in the nation. She has also
co-authored six additional books for gifted
students and their parents.
MUW campus, she developed the Summer Discovery
program, an enrichment program for gifted
elementary age students and served as the
director of the Mississippi Governor’s School
for six years.