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Merrie Fisher Receives 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announced today that Merrie Fisher has received the 2017 Gifted Coordinator Award. Ms. Fisher was a Gifted and Talented teacher for 14 years before becoming a Gifted Coordinator in 2004. She retired last year from the Berkeley County (SC) School District, and the national recognition is a result of her years of commitment to helping all gifted and students reach to achieve their personal best.

NAGC will recognize Ms. Fisher at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention 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 profession development on the needs of gifted children, as well as advocacy within the district for gifted education and gifted children.

“I am deeply grateful for this honor. Gifted Education has been my life’s work, and to receive this recognition means the world to me,” said Ms. Fisher.

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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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