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About

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 instructional and leadership abilities of South Carolina’s teachers of gifted in their mission to enhance and nurture the potential of gifted and talented students as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities. The Consortium in accordance with NAGC denounces systemic racism and supports racial justice for students of all races, genders, cultures, and religions.

Board Officers

Rick Blanchard

President

Erin Fitzgerald

President - Elect

Denise Zacheri

Past President

Sally Dover

Secretary

Joy Gray

Treasurer

Board Members

Rick Blanchard

Berkeley

Beth Brooks

Newberry

Jean Chandler

Palmetto Scholars

Amy Coker

Fairfield

Sally Dover

Converse

Erin Fitzgerald

Lexington 1

Scot Hockman
Joy Gray

C2

Tom Herbert

USC

Consultant

Jennifer Holliday

Williamsburg

Priscilla Hollington

Orangeburg

Maria Kratsios

Richland 2

Meg Lee

Converse

Tom McDuffie

Lancaster

Shannon McGurn

Florence 1

Suzanne Merck

Pickens

Betsy Portune

Williston 29

Tami Richardson

Retired

Cindy Riddle

Spartanburg 1

Linda Shaylor

Retired

Jane Snyder

Greenville

Josie Stratton

SCDE

Julie Swanson

College of Charleston

Marva Tigner

Jasper

Denise Zacherl

Dorchester 2

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South Carolina

Consortium for

Gifted Education