Dr. Rick Courtright

rick courtright

Gifted Education Research Specialist

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Research focus

Dr. Courtright joined TIP after completing a career in K-12 public education, having served as a general education teacher, a gifted resource teacher and as a district coordinator of gifted education for twenty years. Through over thirty-five years of working directly with gifted students, their teachers and their families, his interests have included development of differentiated curriculum, providing professional learning for educators, program development, policies in gifted education, and program evaluation. He has co-directed summer institutes on gifted education at UNC-Wilmington, Wake Forest University and Duke TIP.  Rick has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented, was co-director of five NCAGT annual conferences, and was awarded the NCAGT 2015 Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Education

  • Ph.D.  Special Education Leadership, concentrating in Gifted Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master of Education, Intermediate Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts, Intermediate Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recent publications

Gallagher, S. A., Courtright, R. D. & Robinson, L. P. (2015) What Were Willie and Xavier Thinking? A Reflection on James Gallagher’s Research on Student-Teacher Interaction. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 38 (1), 44-50.