Honorary Advocacy Award
Beverly has been in the field of gifted education for decades. She has been a mentor, a KGTC Board Member, gifted department head, KGTC President Elect and President and also served as a president of the National Association of Gifted. She is an advocate and facilitator for the national SENG group, (Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted). She teaches and facilitates adults in how to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted students.
She is an advocate for excellence in education with high goals for each and every one of her students. She gets students connected with mentors at local colleges, she aids students in enrolling for AP exams and is currently the head of AP exams. She the head of the AP testing at the high school and at one time having 50 tests, she now organizes and carries out the testing for over 750 tests.
Bev has been a lifelong advocate of gifted education.
Blue Valley Parent Advocates for Gifted Education
Group Advocacy Award
This advocacy group has been in existence for about 17 years and its mission is to support gifted students, gifted educators and gifted education. The support group is completely volunteer and operated by parents. They provide support and information to parents of gifted, create events and activities for gifted students and have become the pre-eminent parent group in providing support. They provide a Facebook page and website information. One of their representatives was asked to speak at the National
Association of Gifted Children’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference to relay the Power of Parent Groups.
Award accepted by BVPAGE Vice President Heidi Mann
All available presentations and handouts from the 2018 KGTC Annual Conference are located under the ARCHIVE tab.
Advocacy in Teaching Award
Jenni has taught in gifted for over 20 years. She has completed National Board Certification and was nominated by her district, Master Teacher of Kansas. She has presented at her district in-services on how to become Nationally Board Certified and how to implement differentiation in the general classroom. She offers her students challenging experiences, has provided opportunities for female students to participate in Girls Science Day in Emporia, sponsored a science fair at her school, led a “Written & Illustrated Club, and carried out a SUMDAY math competition for area students.
2014 Practices Survey
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