Michael Cannon, publications editor for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), teaches in El Paso ISD. Active in gifted education for many years, he has been a member of the TAGT executive board since 1995. Named Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities in Texas in 1992, Cannon has published articles on gifted education in a number of state and national journals and books. In addition to presentations at regional, state, and national conferences, he also provides professional development and consults in the area of gifted education and curriculum development. He serves on the development committee of the Statewide Gifted Performance Standards Project.