2019 Logo contest
WATG invites students in grades K-12 to submit logo designs for our 2019 WATG Annual Conference. Read More
Join the AmazonSmile program and bring some smiles to WATG!
Chances are, you’ve bought at least one thing from Amazon in the past year. If you’re like many of us, you shop there throughout the year.
Why not support WATG while you shop? It’s really easy.
First visit Smile.Amazon.com - I recommend bookmarking it.
Sign in to AmazonSmile.com just as you would for Amazon.com.
Now select your charity - Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted.
That’s it - now just shop as you usually do, and Amazon Smile Foundation contributes .5% of your purchase price to WATG.
You’ll know that your purchase is helping WATG when you see something like the image below on your screen:
Every penny raised helps your volunteer board of directors carry out WATG’s mission: to educate about and advocate for the needs of gifted.
Of course, the AmazonSmile program has some exclusions, so here’s the fine print.
After you finish reading our newsletter, take a second to go bookmark Smile.Amazon.com and select WATG as your charity. And thanks for helping us make a difference for the gifted in Wisconsin.
Clasen Scholarship Fund
The Wisconsin Association for the Talented and Gifted (WATG) is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship fund for students attending courses offered by the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY). Read More
Meet the board - Elizabeth K. Mallegni
Being in love with art and creativity her whole life, Liz has a passion for helping clever people on a mission. She has experience supporting programs such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and gifted and talented programming with a special interest in creative and artistically passionate students. She was awarded the Gifted and Talented Coordinator of the Year from the WI Association of Talented and Gifted in 2017. She was a key player in Wisconsin’s award of three Javits Education grants to develop state and local efforts to improve GT opportunities for students at the highest levels of achievement. Prior to moving into administration, she was a freelance artist and classroom teacher for 12 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Liz holds advanced degrees in GT and K-12 education, administration, visual studies, sculpture and drawing. Liz collaboratively works to build capacity around advanced studies in intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, and academic performance. Residing in Brookfield, Liz and her husband, Todd, are blessed with five Little Einsteins; Tessa (22), Tobias (20), Ilyana (6), Lyla (4), and Isaac (6 months.)
Meet the Board - STACCI BARGANZ
Stacci Barganz is a K-12 Gifted and Talented Coordinator in Fort Atkinson, and her passion is growing her program in a sustainable way. She has also been a Spanish and social studies teacher and taught ESL in northern Russia. She previously served on the state board for WEMTA, and is a past president of the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network.
In her free time, Stacci and her husband can be found schlepping their four children all over the place, from math circles, to swim team, to escape rooms. Her favorite places in the world are Helsinki (Finland) and Fortaleza (Brazil). She likes naps (when she can get one in!) and has tried her hand at making baklava and cheese… successfully!