GT Carpe Diem

Empowering student voice through the four steps to successful self-advocacy.

GT Carpe Diem Consultant

Deb Douglas

Deb Douglas

Deb Douglas has been an expert in student voice for over 20 years, advocating for gifted children in the US Upper Midwest and beyond. She led the first GT Carpe Diem workshop in 2002.  Her advocacy for gifted children grew out of her own life experiences as a student, mother, and teacher. 

Fresh out of college she taught high school English, speech, and theatre. After a stint as stay-at-home mom, she served as gifted education coordinator for the Manitowoc (WI) Public School District for over 20 years and also developed their International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.  Her nine years on the board of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted included two years as President (2011-2013.)

Deb’s guilty pleasures include travel, British murder mysteries, kayaking, gardening, morning coffee, and The New York Times crossword. She is the mother, stepmother, and mother-in-law of five uniquely talented adults, and grandmother to the magnificent Miles, zany Zora, and awesome Anthony. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, Ramon Aldag, and their wickedly gifted Bichon, Lily. She can be reached via her website, Twitter @debdouglas52, and 


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