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Jan Davidson: In Memoriam

Jan Davidson with students

Jan Davidson with students

Jan DavidsonThe Davidson Institute mourns the recent passing of our co-founder, Jan Davidson. Jan was a visionary educator and innovator who left an indelible mark on the landscape of gifted education. Jan leaves behind a legacy of dedication to nurturing the intellectual and creative potential of gifted individuals.

Jan Davidson with studentsJan was a trailblazer in the field of education, recognized for her passion and commitment to identifying and supporting the unique needs of exceptionally gifted students. In 1999, she, along with her husband Bob, founded the Davidson Institute, devoted to providing resources, advocacy, and opportunities for profoundly gifted young people.

Jan Davidson with studentsJan’s tireless efforts in championing the cause of gifted education were driven by her deep understanding of the challenges faced by highly capable students and her unwavering belief in the power of education to transform lives. Her pioneering work at the Davidson Institute touched the lives of countless individuals, fostering a community where the brightest minds could flourish and reach their full potential.

Jan Davidson with studentsKnown for her warmth, kindness, and unyielding advocacy, Jan inspired those around her to strive for excellence and to recognize the importance of nurturing the talents of every individual. Her vision and spirit left an enduring legacy that will continue to shape the landscape of gifted education for generations to come.

Jan Davidson with studentsThe Davidson Institute and the gifted education community at large will forever be indebted to Jan for her dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to fostering the talents of the brightest minds among us.

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Jan Davidson with students