Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President’s Message: How can IAGC help? We want to hear from you!

Happy Fall

President's Message: How can IAGC help? We want to hear from you!

Sally headshot copyBy Sally Thomson, Ed. D.

Fall is probably my favorite time of year! The air gets that crisp, clean feel to it, the skies are bluer than they've been in months, the foliage turns bright colors that glow against those October blue skies, there's a tang of wood smoke in the air, and those wonderful Fall Festivals spring up all around the countryside. And, once again, football fills my Sunday afternoons. Yes, fall is definitely my favorite time of year!

Fall School BusI confess that, when I first retired, it was difficult to adjust to seeing those school buses roll by without bringing me that new batch of fresh-faced, excited students who couldn't wait to begin their 9-month journey with me. I miss reading some of my favorite books aloud and sharing in the enthusiasm of my captive audience listeners. I've found other work to fill my time, of course, but my body continues to be on that school-year clock.

So, what does this new school year bring to you?

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Message from the Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bonnie copyBy Bonnie Park

If you're reading this, you're part of the IAGC family whose members care about the best way to educate and support both the intellectual and social and emotional make-up of the gifted children in your care.

Our organization consists of members at large, as well as many volunteers who work tirelessly to make a difference. Our president's and board committees provide the foundation for our work. Currently, our board committees, as listed below, are busy volunteering their time to make a difference. Check out the president's committees in another section to follow their activities.


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Thank You from Bonnie Park, Board Chair

BonnieParkIt's been twenty glorious years of serving this organization along with dedicated parents, educators and community members who know how to make a difference for all children, but particularly gifted and talented children who need our support and guidance. Throughout these twenty years, our organization has grown in so many ways.

This is the current structure that is the glue that keeps us moving forward on your behalf.

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Professional Development News

sally-walkerBy Sally Walker, Executive Director

IAGC is hosting another Administrator/Gifted Coordinator Breakfast on

Friday, October 17, 2014
Roosevelt University, College of Education,
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Schaumburg, IL
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Invite your superintendent, principal, curriculum coordinator, gifted teachers and come for the latest updates on gifted education and to network with others involved in gifted education.

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IAGC--- What Are They Doing NOW???

Greene headshotBy Cathy Greene
You're only as good as your last touchdown, great idea, design, two points, marketing concept, ______________... Fill in the blank with whatever you want. The bottom line is that in today's world, people want to know what you are doing for them now, today, at this moment. It doesn't really matter what they've done in the past...

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