Alabama Gifted  



January 2020 was an exciting Gifted Education Month with outstanding participation by members and their students, spreading the word about gifted education in Alabama. From letters written by students to legislators to special awards for student work to the annual GEM Proclamation signing by Governor Kay Ivey, we applaud the efforts of teachers, students, and parents


AAGC Billboard - Montgomery

Congrats to our GEM Winners

Thompson Intermediate

Beth Freeman

Liza Scott

Anna Miller



Legislative Update: AAGG encourages all members to contact their House and Senate reps about funding to support gifted education. The Education Budget has included a line item for gifted education for the past several years; however, the amount falls short of the needed $65 million to fully fund services to meet the needs of our gifted students. Click HERE for a sample letter you can use to communicate with your representatives. You can customize with your name and contact information, but please do not edit or revise the body of the letter.

To find out who your Alabama State Legislators are, click HERE. 


Job Posting:
AAGC is seeking to hire a part-time Executive Director to assist the organization with advocacy/outreach efforts, as well as other management duties of the association. Click HERE for more information and the application link. Deadline for applying is March 31.


Torrance Training

If you are interested in learning how to administer and score the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT), there are two opportunities this spring/summer:


Fri March 13-Samford University

Cost: $30 (includes lunch/materials)

Registration Link


Tues June 23-Troy University

No charge-Lunch on your own

Registration Link




26th Annual AAGC Conference

October 14-16, 2020

Birmingham Marriott at Grandview

Details regarding registration, call for proposals, hotel accommodations, and exhibitors/vendors will be available by mid-March so please check back!



AAGC Keynote Speakers for Conference 2020


Lisa Yee

Author of award-winning YA literature

Millicent Min, Girl Genius

DC Superhero Girls

                  American Girl, Girl of the Year

Dr. Del Siegle

Professor, University of Connecticut
and Director of the National Center for Research
on Gifted Education


AAGC Executive Board
President:  Patti Wood
President-elect:  Shirley Farrell
Vice President:  Kim Stephenson
Secretary:  Melanie Thomas
Treasurer:  Julie Altmark
Past President:  Rita Sparks


Alabama Association for Gifted Children
P. O. Box 43765 - Birmingham, AL 35243

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