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Sandra I. Kay has a Doctor of Education in Special Education and Master of Education in Instructional Practices from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she remained as a Visiting Scholar for 10 years. The grounding of over 30 years of K-12 teaching, mostly as a District Coordinator of Gifted Programs directed her research focus on developing talent/expertise. Her Bachelor and Master of Science in Art Education fueled her life-long, interdisciplinary interest in the problem-finding aspects of all creative thought, visual thinking, and other habits of mind that engage the imagination and promote self-directed inquiry in children and adults. She was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association in 2018.