Welcome to TAGT’s 29 th Annual Professional Development Conference for Educators and Parents!
Legacy Book ™ Awards These awards honor outstanding books that contribute to the understanding, well-being, education, and success of students with gifts and talents. Awards are presented in the following categories: Parents and Families Educators Children Youth Scholars
2006 Legacy Book™ Award Winners **Award-winner Jeanne Purcell will sign books at the TAGT booth (#206) immediately after the General Session. Deborah Ruf, Ph.D. Great Potential Press Losing Our Minds Parent/Family Cynthia Chin-Lee Charlesbridge Publishing Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World Children Frances Karnes, Ph.D. and Kristen Stephens, Ph.D. Prufrock Press Empowered Girls Youth Frances Karnes, Ph.D. and Suzanne Bean, Ph.D. Prufrock Press Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted, Second Edition Scholar Susan Rakow, Ph.D. Prufrock Press Educating Gifted Students in Middle School Educator Jeanne Purcell** and Rebecca Eckert Corwin Press Designing Services and Program for High-Ability Learners Educator Author/Editor(s) Publisher Title Category
2007 TAGT Executive Committee Ann Studdard President-Elect Dr. Laura Mackay 1 st Vice-President Sheri Plybon 2 nd Vice-President Robert Thompson Secretary/Treasurer Joanna Baleson 3 rd Vice-President Raymond “Rick” Peters Past President Dr. Keith Yost President
2007 TAGT Executive Board Patricia Rendón Region I Tracie Rodriguez Region II Alexandra Schoenemann Region III Lynette Breedlove Region IV Ron SIms Region V Stacey Elston Region VI Joe Stokes Region VII
2007 TAGT Executive Board Sandra Strom Region VIII Missy Mayfield Region IX Marilyn Swanson Region X Dr. Richard Sinclair Region XI Laura Young Region XII Michelle Swain Region XIII Dr. Cecilia Boswell Region XIV
2007 TAGT Executive Board Deborah Lopez Region XV Paula Coleman Region XVI Claire King Region XVII Beverly Jeffcoat Region XVIII Lynne DeLeon Region XIX Jose Laguna Region XX
Congratulations to all of the following educators, parents, and gifted youth for their commitment to improving the quality of education. Awards & Scholarships
2006 TAGT Award Winner Ann Shaw Student Scholarship Alyssa Johnson Harwood Junior High School Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
2006 TAGT Award Winner Ann Shaw Student Scholarship Lindsey Maxon Lamar High School Arlington ISD
2006 TAGT Award Winner Carol Vermillion Adult Scholarship Kathy Bailey Falcon Pass Elementary School Clear Creek ISD
2006 TAGT Award Winner Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship Michelle Eilers Schulenberg High School graduate Schulenberg ISD Currently attending Tufts University
2006 Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award
Madhushree Sandeep Zope
Westbrook Intermediate School
Clear Creek ISD
DONATE NOW! Come by the TAGT Scholarship Fund Counter in the Registration area to help support Texas’ gifted youth and leaders FRIEND - up to $100 PATRON - $101 to $500 ADVOCATE - $501 to $1,000 BENEFACTOR - over $1,001
2006 TAGT Award Winner TAGT Teacher of the Year Ana Marie Dyas Henry Steubing Elementary School Northside ISD
Saturday, November 18 Austin Convention Center 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Exciting hands-on activities for parents & children! Only $79 for Family Day special! (Up to 2 adults and 4 children!) $49 – Individuals
2006 TAGT Award Winner TAGT Parent of the Year sponsored by South Texas Money Management Ltd. Sharla Garcia Parents Supporting Advanced Academics Waco ISD
2006 TAGT Award Winners Regional Parents of the Year Diana Pena Edinburg ISD Kevan Wisniewski Conroe ISD Rebecca Norment Paris ISD Shannon Adcock Allen ISD Corando Gallegos Corpus Christi ISD
2006 TAGT Award Winners Regional Parents of the Year Paula Warnock El Paso ISD Blake and NaShuang Freeburg Round Rock ISD Other Winners Heather Rodriguez Goliad ISD Brenda Bishop Pearland ISD Sonny-Peter Merrell Judson ISD Wendy McGahey Birdville Association for G/T Ellie Meyer-Madrid Marfa ISD
TAGT Parent Conference Saturday, February 24 Houston, TX Excellent sessions for parents of gifted children! Dr. Richard Olenchak, keynote speaker www.txgifted.org
Wondering where to eat lunch? Visit the Food Court in Exhibit Hall 4 Great food….Great prices!
Thanks to Our Legacy Vendors Each of these companies has exhibited for 10 years or more. Barbe of Texas Borenson and Associates Brainworks, Inc. Bright Ideas Catalog/AW Peller & Associates / Educational Impressions Please stop by the Exhibit Hall and thank them, and all the exhibitors, for their support of TAGT. Camp E=MC² Earth Foundation ECS Learning Systems—Novel Units Engine-Uity, Ltd. (every year since 1981!)
Thanks to Our Legacy Vendors Each of these companies has exhibited for 10 years or more. M.S. Creations Science and Nature Nathan Levy Associates Inc. Pieces of Learning Prufrock Press Please stop by the Exhibit Hall and thank them, and all the exhibitors, for their support of TAGT. Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. Gifted Students Institute, Southern Methodist University The Great Books Foundation Kamico Instructional Media
Royal Fireworks Press/Trillium Press Scholastic Testing Service Science, Math & Gifted Products SeaWorld San Antonio’s Education Programs Please stop by the Exhibit Hall and thank them, and all the exhibitors, for their support of TAGT. Thanks to Our Legacy Vendors Each of these companies has exhibited for 10 years or more. Set Enterprises Summer Institute for the Gifted Talented & Gifted— Texas A & M University at Galveston
Thanks to Our Legacy Vendors Each of these companies has exhibited for 10 years or more.
Please stop by the Exhibit Hall and thank them, and all the exhibitors, for their support of TAGT.
Texas Destination Imagination Texas Future Problem Solving Program Texas Irlen Association Texas Odyssey Texas Tech University—IDEAL Tin Man Press Zephyr Catalog
Tell us what you think! Conference Evaluations will be online again this year. Look for an e-mail within the next week, or go to TAGT’s website. www.txgifted.org
Join us in Houston in 2007! TAGT’s 30 th Annual Professional Development Conference November 14-17, 2007 in Houston George R. Brown Convention Center November 12-15, 2008 in Dallas Adam’s Mark Hotel