NJAGC leaders are hard at work with the NJ Department of Education. An advisory committee of over 60 participants was established representing 19 of 21 counties and is comprised of parents, teachers, supervisors, principals, superintendents, and leaders from the county offices of the NJDOE. The first meeting was on April 23. Five subcommittees are meeting virtually to help provide resources for implementing the law, identification, services and programs for gifted students, professional development, and the intersectionality of cognitive and affective needs of gifted students. See the slides below for more detailed information about the subcommittees and their work.
For more information, please contact NJAGC's VP of Advocacy, Michelle Falanga, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 4, 2020, Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lamont Repollet presented NJAGC with a Resolution to Honor March as Gifted and Talented Students Month in New Jersey.
PHOTO from left to right): Dr. Lamont Repollet, Former Commissioner of Education, Dr. Peggy McDonald Assistant Commissioner - Student Services, Leslie Franks-McRae, Director, Office of Supplemental Educational Programs, Kathy Goldenberg, NJSBOE President, Roberta Braverman, former NJAGC Advocacy Vice President, Lynne Henwood, NJAGC President, Michelle Falanga, NJAGC Advocacy Vice President, Cierra Belin, NJDOE Data Analyst, Fatimah Burnam-Watkins, NJSBOE member, Andrew Mulvihill, NJSBOE Vice President