The 2017 NAGC Awards

Recognizing Excellence and Celebrating Commitment

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) will recognize the 2017 NAGC Award winners at the NAGC 64th Annual Convention in Charlotte, NC, November 9-12, 2017. These outstanding leaders, scholars, advocates, and dedicated contributors support the growth and development of all gifted and talented children as they reach to achieve their personal best.

Ann F. Isaacs Founder’s Memorial Award

Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Professor Emerita of Education and founding director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary

President’s Award

Ken Dickson

2017 Award Winners 2 (1).pngAdministrator Award

Jacqueline Barone, Principal, Piedmont IB Middle School,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC

Community Service Award

Tom Clynes, Independent Journalist, Author

Distinguished Scholar Award

David Dai, Professor, University at Albany, SUNY

Doctoral Student Awards

Christina Amspaugh, University of Connecticut

Brittany Anderson, University of Georgia

Kristen Seward, Purdue University

Early Leader Award

Hope (Bess) Wilson, Associate Professor, University of North Florida

Early Scholar Award

Matthew Makel, Director of Research, Duke University Talent Identification Program

Kate Snyder, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, KY

Gifted Coordinator Awards

Carrie Childers, AIG Coordinator, Cumberland County Schools, NC

Merrie Fisher, Coordinator of Gifted Instruction (retired), Berkeley County School District, SC

Monica Simonds, Director of Advanced Academic Studies, Richardson Independent School District, TX

Master’s and Specialist Award

Heather Vaughn, Assistant Director of Advanced Academics, The University of Texas at Austin, UT High School

Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year

Equity and excellence: Proactive efforts in the identification of underrepresented students for gifted and talented services — Scott J. Peters, Kenneth G. Engerrand (GCQ, Volume 60, Pages 159-171)

2017 NAGC Book of The Year Awards