Elizabeth Dunlap, Fair Oaks Elementary School, 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar
October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Elizabeth Dunlap a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Dunlap is a Gifted Education teacher at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Marietta, GA.

The Javits-Frasier Scholars Program recognizes passionate, innovative educators who work in districts that serve students from low-income and minority populations that are historically underrepresented in gifted education.

“High-achieving children in poverty and from minority groups are two and half times less likely to be identified for, and served in gifted programs at school,” said M. René Islas, NAGC Executive Director. “Educators like Elizabeth are leaders and a voice for these gifted and talented children who have unique learning needs.”

“I am thrilled to be able to attend and hear from experts at the NAGC conference,” said Dunlap.  “I feel honored to be able to work and learn from the other scholars over the course of this year so that I can be a better educator for the gifted and talented children that I serve.”

The Javits-Frasier Scholars will network with, and learn from, other teachers and leaders in gifted education at the NAGC 63rd Annual Convention at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida next week, November 3-6, 2016.

“NAGC is committed to providing opportunities and resources to better understand and serve gifted children,” said Islas. “The Javits-Frasier program is an investment in professional learning for educators across our nation.”

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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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