Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Goal: To increase the networking opportunities for parents throughout Illinois.

If the leadership of your group has changed, please send that information to iagcgifted@gmail.com


  1. All current Parent Affiliates will be retained.
  2. All lapsed groups will rejoin.
  3. All potential parent groups will join.
  4. All Parent Affiliates will communicate with the chair and with each other.

Future Meeting Schedule

The Parent Affiliates Committee will meet from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon on Saturday mornings, usually at IMSA. See dates on the homepage.

Visit our website's front page Calendar of Upcoming Events and Latest News for activities and events for parents.


Parent Affiliates and Groups

If you have updated information about any of the parent groups listed below, or you know of a gifted parent support group that is NOT listed here, please send details in the BODY of an e-mail message—NOT as an attachment—to iagcgifted@gmail.com

* = Current IAGC Parent Affiliates

Not a member?

* Aurora, Oswego - Parents and Community for Excellence,Radha Balwani, President

* Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook Indian Prairie Dist. 204 - Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA (IPPA PTA) for Gifted & Talented Children Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA Contact:  ippa.pta@gmail.com Laura Swanson

Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented Katherine Logue and Shalini Parekh, Co-Presidents - bcgt@bcgt.org

* Batavia - Challenge Advocacy Network Development Organization (CANDO) Contact: Deborah Jenson Grissell or bataviacando@gmail.com

* Chicago - Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center PTO http://www.edisongifted.net/ ,  http://edisonpto.weebly.com/

Chicago Gifted Children Meetup Message boards Organizer: Leslie Contos

Chicago Skinner Classical School Forum PTO Stephanie Majca, President 

Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE) Contact Becky Timmins Sisler

Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect Family & School Association (FSA) of Science and Arts Academy Mary Helene Arthur, President; school phone 847-827-7880

Downers Grove FRoG: Friends of the Gifted and Talented Dharmesh Mistry, President  See resources at Right Side of the Curve

Elgin BPAC-U-46 Bilingual Parents Advisory Committee Maria Adriana Carpio, President; Contact Martin Palma Salcedo

Gurnee, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Park City Gifted Parent Association (GPA) Becky Kotsinis, President 

* Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge and Oak Brook (District 181) - Gifted Education Cooperative – GECO Julie Olsen, President, GECO Facebook

Moline Council for the Gifted Jodi Sierra, President

Naperville Stage 203 (Supporters of Talented and Gifted Education); Jay Fisher, President

Normal Parent Advocates of Gifted Education (PAGES) Program overview

Orland Park Excel 135 Nike Fasanya, Coordinator

* Rockford - Parents for Gifted Education, Frankie Larsen & Dawood Harunani, Co-Presidents,   Email PGE 

Wheaton GATES 200Program Overview


 For questions or to join this committee, E-mail Committee Chair, Terry Mohaupt

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