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"Where in the World is GACH, Inc."?

We thought you might want to know what your board is up to; we are busy advocating in support of gifted education.  Return to this page often to check on our progress.  Also, please notify us of all functions you are aware of that our attendance might help further the mission and goals of GACH, Inc (see form below).

October 12-13, 2007:  GACH members attended the Florida Association for the Gifted's statewide gifted conference, sponsored an auction basket for the Scobee Scholarship Fund, and gathered valuable information on the needs of gifted students and parental advocacy.  Dr. Michael Matthews, GACH First Vice President and an Assistant Professor of Gifted Education at USF, gave several talks, and it was announced that GACH District Liaison Dr. Lauri Kirsch is the President-Elect of FLAG.

September 29, 2007:  Several members of GACH, including President Stephanie Georgiades, Secretary Linda Smith, and Membership Chair Patricia Saunders, attended the 2007 Pine View Gifted Conference in Osprey, FL, where the featured speaker, Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., spoke on "What Gifted Children Need."

September 15, 2007:  GACH proudly hosted Terry Stetson Wilson, Director of the Florida Gifted Network, who presented "Gifted Education in Florida:  An Update."  Ms. Stetson provided valuable information on the status of gifted legislation and concrete suggestions for parental advocacy.

August 15, 2007:  GACH President Stephanie Georgiades and Secretary Linda Smith attended a luncheon hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) which featured Ms. Jennifer Faliero (District 4) and Ms. Susan Valdes (District 1) from the Hillsborough County School Board as guest speakers.  In the question and answer session, Stephanie was invited by Ms. Faliero to introduce herself and GACH to the approximately 100 attendees, and was able to ask the two board members about their philosophy on gifted education, any lobbying efforts they have recently undertaken on behalf of gifted students at the State level, and any actions they were taking to save gifted education services in our high schools.  The board membersí responses created an even deeper resolve to (1) educate the School Board in the educational and emotional needs of gifted students and (2) inspire them to better serve our gifted students.

August 14, 2007:  GACH President Stephanie Georgiades, Second Vice President Dee Prether, and Secretary Linda Smith attended the Gifted Teacher Study Day held by SDHC.  Dr. Lauri Kirsch introduced Stephanie to the approximately 100 teachers present, and Stephanie informed the audience of our mission and goals for the year.  Each teacher also received a copy of our Membership form to duplicate and distribute to the parents of their gifted students.  We hosted a table and signed up many new members.

Please inform us of a function/event that would further our cause.   If you provide us with your contact information, we will be able to reach you in case we have any questions.

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