TAGT Awards

TAGT has developed NEW state awards for 2015 in order to more effectively honor and recognize outstanding individuals and groups that have demonstrated a commitment to the gifted community in Texas. The awards are presented in recognition of service, contribution and commitment to gifted education. This is a great opportunity to have outstanding service in Texas districts and schools highlighted. All recipients will be honored at the 2015 TAGT Annual Conference Award program on Thursday, December 3, in San Antonio.

Educator of the Gifted
The TAGT Educator of the Gifted Award, sponsored by H-E-B, is presented annually to an active teacher of any experience level and teaching at any grade level (pre-K through 16) in recognition of exemplary strategies in meeting the intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted students through the delivery of curriculum and instruction. The recipient will be provided with a complimentary 2-day registration to the TAGT Annual Conference, a two night hotel stay, and a $1,000 cash award.

Administrator of the Gifted
The TAGT Administrator of the Gifted Award, sponsored by the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science, is presented annually to an active school district or campus administrator who is responsible for creating and championing exemplary services for gifted students through campus or district wide programming. The recipient will be provided with a complimentary 2-day registration to the TAGT Annual Conference and a two night hotel stay.

Parent Group of the Gifted
The TAGT Parent Group of the Gifted Award is presented annually to a formal, organized local or statewide parent group that has demonstrated exceptional efforts to support the advancement of gifted students in schools and communities. The recognized parent group will receive a $1,000 cash award to continue and support the group’s work. One designee from the parent group will be provided with a complimentary 2-day registration to the TAGT Annual Conference and a two night hotel stay.

Advocate for the Gifted
The TAGT Advocate for the Gifted Award is presented annually to an individual working or serving in any capacity who has demonstrated exceptional efforts to increase awareness, understanding and support of the unique needs and characteristics of gifted students. The recipient will be provided with a complimentary 2-day registration to the TAGT Annual Conference, a two night hotel stay and lifetime membership in TAGT.

Innovation in Gifted
Application
The TAGT Innovation in Gifted Award is given to a school district, campus, class, private group or individual in recognition of an exemplary project, program, or idea that addresses the unique needs of gifted students in innovative ways. The statewide recognition includes a $5,000 cash award to support the continued implementation or expansion of the efforts or the development of new innovations. In 2015, two $5000 awards will be given by TAGT. One designee from each award-winning entity will be provided with a complimentary 2-day registration to the TAGT Annual Conference and a two night hotel stay.

Timeline

  • Mid-August: Application will open
  • October 9: Application Deadline
  • End of October: Notification of Winners
  • December 3: Awards Night Recognition at the TAGT 2015 Annual Conference