Susan Rakow, Ph.D., is visiting assistant professor in Curriculum and Gifted Education at Cleveland State University. She earned her doctorate at Kent State University in Middle School and Gifted Education. Currently, she coedits the NAGC Middle Grades Division e-newsletter Middle Matters. She presents, consults, and writes about gifted adolescents and how to serve their broad range of needs. More importantly, she is the parent of two gifted children.