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IAGC Committees

IAGC uses a series of committees to progress our priorities. Members are encouraged to become active in our organization by joining one or more of the following five committees. Please join a committee that is of interest to you.  We need your help!

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Contact: Julie Luck Jensen (Chair)

The goal of the State Initiatives committee is to advocate for gifted learners and their educational opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. 

Recent state legislative efforts include supporting the needs of underserved gifted children, requiring acceleration policies in all districts, instituting accountability for the growth of gifted children, and increasing the data collected and reported to the public. Work has been done to maximize resources for gifted and talented children, and we need to continue advocating for funding and policies to support advanced learners. 

The Policy and Advocacy Committee meets four times per year on Saturday mornings of our quarterly Board Meetings.  (Committee Members can attend meetings in person or virtually from their homes.)  Monthly committee meetings focused on projects may be scheduled by group members at times that are convenient for all. 

BUILDING THE NETWORK

Contact: Denise Kuchta and Laura LaSalle (Co-Chairs)

The goal of the Building the Network committee is to extend the membership and stakeholder support for IAGC. Currently, the network committee is exploring new avenues for communicating and building support for our advocacy and educational efforts.  

The Network Committee meets four times per year on Saturday mornings of our quarterly Board Meetings.  (Committee Members can attend meetings in person or virtually from their homes.)  Monthly committee meetings focused on projects may be scheduled by group members at times that are convenient for all. 

EDUCATION

Contact: Randy Lange (Committee Member)

The goal of the Education committee is to share resources with parents and educators to support best practices in the education of gifted and talented children from diverse cultures and backgrounds throughout Illinois. This year, we are working to extend our State outreach through professional development offerings, parent coffees, a Springfield Workshop (June 12-13), and Administrator Breakfasts. We are also developing online resources to support educators and parents of children with gifts and talents.

The Education Committee meets four times per year on Saturday mornings of our quarterly Board Meetings.  (Committee Members can attend meetings in person or virtually from their homes.)  Monthly committee meetings focused on projects may be scheduled by group members at times that are convenient for all. 

ConFERENCE

Contact: Susan Corwith

The goal of the Conference Committee is to provide an annual convention that supports corporation goals. This committee selects presenters and featured speakers, reviews proposals, promotes the Annual Conference, and plans events.  We will start planning for the 2021 Conference in March 2020. 

The Conference Committee meets virtually and in person approximately at flexible times according to members' availability and projects. 

Awards and Scholarships

Contact: Patricia Steinmeyer

With input from the IAGC Board, the committee manages all of the applications, promotional activities, selection decisions, and presentations for the IAGC awards and scholarships. Applications for awards and scholarships are generally due in November of each year. To see the details of the awards, or to apply, go to the Awards and Scholarships page. 

The Scholarship Committee meets on a flexible schedule in person or virtually as needed throughout the year.

Learn more about our scholarships

Board Member Only Committees: 

Executive COMMITTEE

Patricia Steinmeyer, Jeanine Buishas, Jill Ko, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Susan Corwith

The goal of the Executive Committee is to coordinate the initiatives and operations of the corporation and present a slate of candidates for elections.




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Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047

e-mail us:

Director@IAGCgifted.org


The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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