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gifted resource educator

Gloria Estelle Chaika, American gifted resource educator. Permanent teacher certified New York, Hawaii, Louisiana. Recipient recognition for outstanding work in future problem solving by Governor of Louisiana and State Superintendent Education, 1983-1991, 1st in Nation Adult Future Problem Solving Company, Distinguished Teaching award, 1993.


Chaika, Gloria Estelle was born on March 3, 1945 in New York City. Daughter of Arnold Buxbaum and Ruth (Schauer) Guskin.


Bachelor, Queens College, 1966. Master of Education, University Hawaii, 1969. Postgraduate, 1989; Reading specialist degree, University Hawaii, 1993.


Teacher, Norristown (Pennsylvania) School System, 1966-1967; teacher, Hawaii School System, Honolulu, 1968-1971; owner, Day Care Center, San Diego, 1974-1979; 6th grade mathematics and science teacher, St. Tammany Junior H.S., Slidell, Louisiana, 1981; 2d grade teacher, Little Oak Elementary School, Slidell, 1981-1982; gifted education resource teacher, St. Tammany Junior H.S., Slidell, 1982-1992; teacher gifted English 6th-8th grades, Slidell Junior H.S., Louisiana, since 1992. Astrotech candidate National Space and Technology laboratories, 1986. Presenter workshops in field.


  • Permanent teacher certified New York, Hawaii, Louisiana.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member education committee Temple Gates of Prayer, Louisiana, 1986-1987. Active local Parent-Teachers Association. Member American Association of University Women (treasurer 1988-1989), National Education Association, American Federation Teachers, Association Gifted Students (treasurer, public chair 1981-1984, board directors 1988-1989), Reading Council.


Married Edward David Chaika, January 23, 1966. Children: Caren Jill, Melissa Annual.

Arnold Buxbaum Guskin

Ruth (Schauer) Guskin

Edward David Chaika

Caren Jill Chaika

Melissa Annual Chaika