About CFGE: Who we are

Board of Directors

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Judith J. Roseberry
Co Founder of CFGE, Treasurer and Foundation Scholarship Chair





Sue TeeleDr. Sue Teele

Dr. Sue Teele, Associate Dean and Director of Education Extension at the University of California, Riverside has been servicing gifted students and teachers the past 30 years. She is in charge of the Gifted and Talented Certificate program which provides opportunities for teachers to receive in-depth content and methodologies for working with gifted and talented students.

For twenty-nine years Dr. Teele has also administered a specialized 2 week summer program for gifted and talented 3rd through 7th grade students. The program called Expanding Horizons provides opportunities for students to take enrichment courses in drama, art, computers, math, science, languages, economics, writing etc.

Dr. Teele’s philosophy is that education must provide ways for all students to succeed and ensure that students are able to achieve their full potential.

Having served on the Board of Directors for California Foundation for Gifted Education for the past three years, Dr. Teele views the foundation as an excellent way to acknowledge students, teachers, administrators and parents for their outstanding achievements in gifted education.

She is proud to be a member of the CFGE Board and wants to continue to assist both teachers who teach gifted students and gifted and talented students.


Sue TeeleDavid Brashear

David Brashear has been a strong advocate for gifted children as a classroom teacher, principal of a gifted magnet school and responsible for coordination of a GATE program at the district level. He was recognized by the Joshua Tree region for all his efforts in advocacy for gifted students, the programs to support them and assisting parents in the area of advocacy.


David is currently the Regional Director for Region 9 (Imperial, Orange, San Diego Counties) of the Statewide System for School Support. He is responsible for organizing assistance for Title I schools and districts advancing into program improvement. From his office with the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, David continues to foster the development of gifted education by sponsoring a network for district staff responsible for GATE programs.


Mr. Brashear believes having the Foundation on the forefront in support of gifted education is vital now more than ever as the educational community struggles through difficult financial times as well as providing inspirational support through awards & grants.



Sherrie FriedmanSherrie Friedman, M.A., Attorney at Law

Is the co-founder of PAGE, Peninsula Advocates for Gifted Education and co-founder of the California Foundation for Gifted Education. She has served on the board of the California Association for the Gifted as the Bay Area Parent Representative. She received her B.A. and M.A.in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and her J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law. She presents workshops to parents and educators on topics including Child Advocacy, Characteristics of Gifted Children and Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children.