Parent Support Groups

A group of parents using their experience in raising gifted children can accomplish much more than parents working alone. Whether united in advocacy or simply for mutual support, forming a TAGT Parent Group will help to ensure that your children’s unique needs are being met in their homes, classrooms and communities.

Parent Group Membership Form

Parent Group Membership Benefits:

  • Each Parent Support Group (PSG) receives a ‘PSG Representative’ membership to be assigned to the key contact for the group. Benefits include*:
    • A digital and mailed copy of the Tempo Journal, the quarterly peer-reviewed journal on G/T education
    • A subscription to the Pulse E-Newsletter, an online publication of association news and information on conferences, legislative activities, and upcoming events
    • Eligibility to sponsor students, parents and educators for scholarships, grants, and awards
    • Discounts on professional learning opportunities provided by TAGT (online series and conferences)
  • TAGT can customize a partnership to extend TAGT services or membership discounts to parent members in your local group
  • Your PSG contact information will be displayed on the TAGT website.

Parent Group Membership Requirements:

  • Anyone may form a parent group. The group may choose to involve one or more schools or school districts.
  • A written application with payment of $59 for the annual Parent Group Membership must be submitted to TAGT

For more information on PSG Membership, contact membership@txgifted.org or 512.499.8248.

Parent Support Groups:

Group Name School District or Campus Contact TAGT Member Group?
 Allen Gifted, Inc. Allen ISD Robert Oake, Jr.
 Austin Association for the Gifted and Talented Austin ISD Janae McClure
 Carrollton-Farmers Branch
Association for Gifted and Talented
Carrollton-Framers Branch ISD Mary Hawkins
 CASE for Gifted Children Clear Creek ISD Katie Raterink
 Carver Center PTA Midland ISD Carver Center President YES!
 Coppell Gifted Association Coppell ISD Amanda O’Neal
 Fort Bend Association of Parents for Academic Excellence Fort Bend ISD Folly Jee Ligh
 Garland Area Parent
Association for Gifted and Talented
Garland ISD Rhonda Green
 Gifted and Talented Parent Support Group of Castle Hills and the  Greater Lewisville Area Castle Hills and Greater Lewisville area Sevil Candas
 Grapevine-Colleyville Supporting & Advocating for Gifted Education (SAGE) Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Ellen Weaver
 Irving Association for the Gifted & Talented Irving ISD Tamara Tamez
 Humble Parents for the Gifted and Talented Humble ISD
 Katy Parents of the Gifted and Talented Katy ISD Janet Thomason
 Keller Parents Advocating for Gifted Education (PAGE) Keller ISD Len Avecilla
 Lovejoy Gifted Association Lovejoy ISD Geri Anne Larimer
 McKinney Alpha Parents Support Group McKinney ISD
 Northside ISD Gifted/Talented & Enrichment Programs K-12’ Northside ISD Priscilla Lurz
 Park Cities TAG Highland Park ISD (DFW) Sarah Clark
 Pebble Creek Elementary Supporting Enrichment Education Development (SEED) College Station ISD/Pebble Creek Elementary Joanna Skare
 Richardson Gifted Richardson ISD Bonnie Abadie
 Southlake Association for the Gifted and Talented Carroll Independent School District Kelli Zenick
 Spring Branch Gifted Spring Branch ISD Alison Creed YES!

*Individual benefits only apply to the key contact for the Parent Support Group and can be transferred in the event of change in leadership.