In the late 1980's when Joel McIntosh was a classroom teacher in a poor, rural community his principal gave him the task of teaching the gifted students. He was told "you need to build your classroom from the ground up - find the teaching tolls and write a curriculum that will challenge these kids". Not knowing where to start a colleague of his suggested atteding the state's gifted education conference. Rather than hearing only a few presenters at one state conference, why not create a company that offered the best teaching practices and curriculum by authors from around the country and even the world, and so the see for Prufrock Press was planted. Twenty-five years later, Prufrock Press is the a leading publisher supporting the education of gifted and advanced learners. Their line of more than 500 titles offers teachers and parents exciting, research-based ideas for helping gifted, advanced, and special needs learners.