Founded in 1978, the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education has been a primary source of professional development training for school district personnel involved in the design and implementation of educational services for gifted and talented students.
Through collaborative efforts with the state’s school districts and the South Carolina Department of Education, the officers and Board of Directors of SCCGE have provided frequent opportunities for South Carolina educators to learn from world-renowned experts in the fields of gifted education, curriculum design and delivery, psychology of learning, student identification, character and needs, student assessment, gifted program development and program evaluation.
SCCGE promotes excellence and provides vital leadership in education through workshops, state and regional meetings and an annual conference. It serves as a resource network for school district, college and university personnel to disseminate information on pending legislation, current research and evolving trends and issues in gifted education.
Each year since its incorporation as a state professional development and advocacy agency, the membership of SCCGE and its influence has increased as educators have become more aware of the characteristics and educational needs of gifted students.
The consortium leadership affiliates with numerous national and global organizations to provide its membership with current research and developments in programming and curriculum design. The officers and Board Members disseminate information on events and resources through this Web site and print communications.
SCCGE seeks to empower, endow and enrich the instruction and leadership abilities of South Carolina teachers of gifted in their mission to enhance and nurture the potential of gifted and talented students.
2015 - 2016 OFFICERS
Dr. Julie Swanson
Charleston Southern University
Palmetto Scholars Academy Board of Directors
University of South Carolina
Retired, SC Dept of Education
SC Dept of Education
College of Charleston