Dr. James R. Delisle
Dr. James R. Delisle has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 39 years. Delisle retired from Kent State University in 2008 after 25 years of service there as a distinguished professor of special education. Throughout his career, Delisle has taken time away from college teaching to return to his "classroom roots," volunteering as a 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th grade teacher in 1991, 1997, and 2006. Delisle has also taught gifted middle school students one day a week between 1998–2008 in the Twinsburg, Ohio, public schools. For the past six years, Delisle has worked part time with highly gifted 9th and 10th graders at the Scholars' Academy in Conway, South Carolina.