Miraca Una Murdoch Gross 1944-2022

The International Gifted Consortium (IGC), Research Center for The Highly-Profoundly Gifted sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Miraca U.M. Gross, Ph.D.

On January 28, 2022, the world lost a caring friend, a pioneer in gifted education, a force, and a voice, for highly—profoundly gifted children and adolescents, a role-model for educators, and a support figure for parents. Miraca U.M. Gross, Emeritus Professor of Gifted Education and Honorary Director of University of New South Wales, Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Center (GERRIC) in Sydney, Australia and Co-Founder of The (IGC), Research Center for The Highly—Profoundly Gifted will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.  

Miraca held M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in gifted education. The first 20 years of her career was as a teacher and school vice-principal in elementary and middle schools in Scotland (where she was born and raised) and Australia. Miraca’s research focused on the issues of equity in gifted students, ability grouping, acceleration, socio-affective development and the highly gifted.

Miraca’s countless contributions included Small poppies: Highly gifted children in the early years and her 20-year study of highly and profoundly gifted children documented in her book, Exceptionally Gifted Children.

The International Gifted Consortium (IGC), Research Center for The Highly—Profoundly Gifted honors Miraca U.M. Gross.