Carrie Childers Receives National 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award
Published by Laurie Pender on September 21, 2017
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Carrie Childers has been named the 2017 Gifted Coordinator award.The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced today that Carrie Childers has received a 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award. Ms. Childers is an Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Coordinator with Cumberland County (NC) Schools, and she was selected because of her continuing support of all gifted and talented students in her district.  
 
NAGC will recognize Ms. Childers at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention(NAGC17) in Charlotte, NC, November 9-12, 2017.

“NAGC is committed to providing opportunities and resources to better understand and serve all gifted and talented children,” said M. René Islas, NAGC Executive Director. “The awards program shines a light on those who are making a difference in supporting gifted children as they reach to achieve their personal best.”

The Gifted Coordinator Award is presented annually to an administrator who has made significant contributions to gifted children in their school district. This includes developing gifted programs, identification protocols, or ongoing professional development on the needs of gifted children, as well as advocacy within the district for gifted education and gifted children.

 “Carrie Childers is an amazing example of a leader who models a love of learning and excellence for her staff and for other leaders in the field of gifted education,” said Sneha Shah-Coltrane, Director of Advanced Learning and Gifted Education with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  “Her efforts to strengthen programming for gifted learners through continuous research and involving others in advocacy efforts have been exemplary and noteworthy.” 

“It is humbling to be recognized for my work in gifted education through this national award,” said Ms. Childers. “Gifted students won’t be ‘fine on their own’, so we must continue our journey of cultivating and nurturing their academic and intellectual needs as well as educating parents, teachers, and administrators regarding gifted education. The future of our nation depends on it.”

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The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. 

CONTACT:  Cathleen Healy, chealy@nagc.org/202-365-4636

        
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