Roya Klingner is the Head and Founder of Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children (2008) and Iranian Center for Gifted and Talented Children (2010).

She was the German Delegate in World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) from 2005 to 2015, member of the General Committee European Council for High Ability (ECHA) from 2012 to 2014 and Liaison of SENG, Lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Roya Klingner has an unique and diverse background, having worked in all year levels and many specialist areas during a career in both Government and Independent schools in different countries and cultures over the past years. Her philosophy as an educator is a reflection of current best-practice teaching and learning. She has experience in the development and application of Professional Learning programs, assisting and supporting staff to implement new and innovative programs into their classrooms. Roya Klingner is a Solution Oriented Therapist for Gifted Children. She holds an ECHA Diploma certification, Specialist in Gifted Education from the University of Nijmegan in Netherland.

The first president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Dr. Iraj Broomand, started a program for gifted and talented children in Iran 36 years ago. At that time, Roya Klingner was a little girl, who was different from other children of the same age. Her kindergarten teacher noticed her giftedness and advised her parents to send her to that school. After the iranian revolution she was forced to visit a "normal" school, where she was bored and unhappy. These experiences motivated her to find ways to spare other gifted children from making the same sad experiences.Her main interests in the field of talentdevelopment and excellence are underachievement, teacher trainings, learning and motivational training programs, development of creativity and solution oriented counseling for Gifted and Talented children. Her goal now is to support and help Gifted and Talented Children around the world.

Roya Klingner is an Author and Illustrator. She has a Diploma in Illustration of Children book from London Art College.

She has been invited speaker in Germany, Austria, Iran, Spain, UK, Ukraine, France, China, Turkey, Italy, KSA, Dubai, Russia

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Ellen D. Fiedler, Ph.D.

Educational Consultant for Wings for Education, Inc.

Roya has taken communication for and about gifted individuals to new heights worldwide, and her expertise in using technology to help us all connect is outstanding. She is a highly dedicated and exceptional professional with a warm personality that transcends all boundaries of space and time. I recommend her without reservation!

November 30, 2015, Ellen D. worked directly with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Javier Tourón, Ph.D.

Vicerrector de Innovación y Desarrollo Educativo en UNIR - Universidad Internacional de La Rioja

I met Roya through the social networks years ago and from that moment I discovered how energetic a attentive person she is. We met personally in many occasions in conferences and other scientific activities. She is being doing an enormous task in gifted education both at her Center and online, promoting an endless number of activities, second life conferences, etc. She is...more

March 7, 2015, Javier advised Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Professor and Director Clinical Training at Florida State University

It is hard to find a more enthusiastic, energetic, committed, concerned and passionate advocate for the needs of high ability children than Roya Klingner! She co-organized an international conference that I spoke at in Toulouse, France. Everything about the conference was extraordinarily well-planned and fabulously executed. Her passion and commitment to further services,...more

October 30, 2013, Steven worked directly with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Klaus-E. Klingner

Technical Project Lead (Web Portals) at Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE

Roya is very passionate about her work for (and with) gifted and talented children. With her experience, knowledge, and compassion she made a big difference in the lifes of her clients and friends.

July 16, 2013, Klaus-E. worked with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Bonnie Cramond, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Torrance Center

Roya has a passion for serving gifted students that is apparent through her work as the Founder of the Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children. She demonstrates high energy and creativity in serving individuals world wide through her postings to the internet web site and her organization of international conferences through Second Life. She is intelligent, forward...more

March 10, 2013, Bonnie was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Dal/Jackie Drummer

Consultants at Education Works

Roya is a knowledgeable, compassionate and solutions-oriented practitioner in the field of international gifted education. Her initiatives have promoted successful outcomes for gifted students and their families and educators around the world.

July 19, 2012, Dal/Jackie was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Dr. Mary Bruck

Interim Chief Enrollment Officer placed via Registry at State University of New York Oneonta

I believe Roya has been a trailblazer in gifted education. Her presentations in Second Life have been fabulous and I have enjoyed being part of them as a presenter. Her energies are much needed in the field of gifted education. Thank you Roya!

April 7, 2012, Dr. Mary worked directly with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Nick Chater

Director at Edology Limited

Roya is a veteran networker with a voracious appetite for knowledge and a divergent mind that creates new opportunities and contexts for learning. She is a passionate advocate for gifted and talented children offering excellent learning environments for gifted children globally.

Her work with gifted children in virtual worlds is visionary, great person to know.

April 4, 2012, Nick worked directly with Royaرؤيا at The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children

Greet de Boer

Researcher at University of Groningen

I know Roya رویا ロイアɐʎoɹ 梦 Klingner کلینگنر ɹǝuƃuılʞ for many years. She shows great knowledge about giftedness and the need of gifted children. She herself has many talents and knows what she is talking about. Roya shows initiative, creativity, and perseverance in everything she creates and establishes for the benefit of gifted children all over the world.

March 14, 2015, Greet worked directly with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

Corin Barsily Goodwin

CEO & Executive Director, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum

Roya has put a huge amount of effort and enthusiasm into developing global communities surrounding gifted education. Her untiring efforts have led to dissemination of information on a variety of social media, and raised awareness of shared concerns among professionals who were previously nationally focused. The value of an international network in today's world is...more

January 30, 2012, Corin Barsily was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

Klaus K. Urban Dr. phil. habil.

Head & Founder bei Institut für Angewandte Begabungsdiagnostik und Begabungsförderung ifabb

Roya Klingner is an outstanding person in various aspects. She is not only a gifted person herself but in her professional work as head and founder of the Bavarian Center for Gifted & Talented children she is dealing successfully with gifted children, in helping them and their parents to better understand themselves, in counseling and giving advice. Other strengths lie...more

January 25, 2012, Klaus K. was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

Edith Johnston

Speaker, Author, Counselor, Owner@ "How To" Life Consultants, LLC

Roya's work virtually and in person shows dedication, knowledge, and abilities to reach and support gifted children.

Her passion demonstrates professional pursuit so that many can benefit.

December 22, 2011, Edith was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

Joy Davis, Ed.D.

Associate Professor & Chair Teacher Education at Virginia Union University

Roya Klingner's passion and commitment to the cause of gifted children from all ethnic backgrounds the world over is inspirational to many! Roya is persistent and brave in her approach to bringing people together to expand the understandings that educators, parents, and the general public have about the common concerns of gifted children. Her 'Second Life' professional...more

December 16, 2011, Joy worked directly with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

David W. Deeds

Technology Integrator/Teacher at Yew Wah Educational School System

During the summer of 2010, I presented inworld at a Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education in Second Life for Roya Klingner's Bavarian Center for Gifted Children. The fact that Roya found me, an obscure teacher in even more obscure China, along with all the other presenters, shows that she is a person who passionately pursues research re: gifted education. Before and...more

December 15, 2011, David W. was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

Albert Kaput

Owner of "Slim Begeleiden" advies, begeleiding en coaching / senior medewerker bij "Feniks Talent"

I met Roya at several international conferences. She is a warm person and advocate of gifted children. You can always count on her when you need support. The most I like het enthousiasm when she speaks of the children and teh ways she is trying to help them.

December 14, 2011, Albert was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Penny Choice

Independent Education Management Professional

 

Roya has contributed so much to gifted education and gifted children everywhere. Her commitment is amazing.

December 14, 2011, Penny worked directly with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Lynette Breedlove

Director of The Gatton Academy @ Western Kentucky University

 

Roya is a staunch advocate for Gifted Education. She informs the community and organizes virtual meetings that benefit parents and educators world-wide. The resources and insight she provides are invaluable.

March 21, 2011, Lynette was Royaرؤيا's client

 

Deborah Mersino, CSME

Chief Marketing Officer at Oregon Community Credit Union

 

Roya Klingner continues to catapult the world of gifted education advocacy into new worlds, including virtual ones like SecondLife! I cannot express how impressed I have been with Roya's devotion, creativity and tenacity in breaking down barriers to ensure improved global collaboration on behalf of gifted learners worldwide. She's a true visionary, who cares deeply about...more

March 16, 2011, Deborah was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

James Webb, Ph.D

Psychologist, Speaker, Author, and President at Great Potential Press

 

I continue to admire Roya's energy and dedication. She has tirelessly worked to support the educational and emotional needs of gifted children and adults.

March 16, 2011, James was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Peter Lydon

Teacher, Entrepreneurial Educator; Teacher Trainer; Gifted Education Specialist; Learning Technologist.

 

In an increasingly inter-dependent world were virtual communication becomes the norm as a means of lessening the effects of geography, Roya stands out as a leader. Through Second Life she has provided a significant contribution to global gifted advocacy. This innovation assists gifted advocates seeking to develop their expertise; Roya stands alone in facilitating this - a...more

March 14, 2011, Peter was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Tim Dracup

Occasional Consultant and Writer

 

Roya is a real enthusiast for gifted education and devotes her immense energy and commitment to ensuring that gifted learners get a better deal. She is at the forefront of those using social media to strengthen global collaboration and advocacy for gifted learners and always ready to help others who are engaged with similar priorities.

March 14, 2011, Tim was with another company when working with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Monita Leavitt, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant in Gifted Education

 

Roya Klingner, head and founder of the Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children, is an engerized and creative networker for gifted children around the world. Roya incorporates the latest technology for which to communicate globally, including organizing an international series of virtual lectures on giftedness in Second Life. Additionally, Roya has organized...more

March 11, 2011, Monita worked with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Deborah Ruf, Ph.D.

High Intelligence Specialist - Consultant, Writer, Speaker

 

Roya shares her passion for gifted children through her Center, online Internet programs, and her art. Pleasant to work with, very competent, and patient as she guides others. I look forward to working much, much more with Roya in the future!

March 11, 2011, Deborah worked with Royaرؤيا at Bavarian Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

 

Roland Persson, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Psychology at the School of Education and Communication, Jön Köping University, Sveden

"Few have greater ingenuity, creativity and energy in pursuing tasks and objectives - and with commendable results. Roya Klinger's Centre for Gifted and Talented Children is a wonderful example of this. I would go so far as to say that she manages to achieve single-handedly what formal education and specialised institutions at universities often find difficult to achieve. In short, Roya Klinger is a formidable asset in her field."

December 16, 2011

Lisa Conrad

 Gifted Education Advocate and Moderator of #gtchat

"When I think of Roya Klingner, the words of the song, "We Are the World", come to mind ... "There comes a time when we head a certain call ...". In life, we meet someone such as Roya only a few times. I feel fortunate that our paths have crossed at this moment in time. Our mutual interest in gifted children and their education brought us together. Her passion for these children is infectious and has inspired me to go far beyond all the limits I ever set for myself; to strive to affect the state of gifted education without regard to physical or national boundaries. Over time, I have gained immense respect for her intellect. I have had the privilege to correspond and converse with her in four different languages. She works diligently to advance the cause of gifted children wherever she goes. In a town outside of Munich, Germany, is located Begabungszentrum Bayern – the Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children which Roya started in 2008. The center provides identification, coaching, and counseling services for both parents and teachers. They also offer professional development for teachers, mentoring for gifted children, therapy, lectures, and annual gifted conferences. Roya and her husband created a virtual meeting place online in Second Life where gifted advocates, parents, and educators meet once a month to hear guest lecturers from around the world speak about gifted education. The one word that is not in Roya's vocabulary is "can't" regardless of which language she may be speaking at the moment. She is constantly looking for new opportunities that might advance the cause of providing an appropriate education for all gifted children. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Roya Klingner and her work."

March 16, 2011