Sherwanda Chism has been teaching for 18 years. She is a self-proclaimed information seeker who believes that a student’s knowledge base should forever expand. She currently teaches gifted and high achieving students in Memphis, TN. She has been a Common Core Coach for the State of Tennessee and is also certified to teach English Language Learners. Sherwanda prizes herself as being an advocate for underrepresented populations of gifted children. One of her proudest educational/professional moments was defending her research dissertation.