Newly Trained SENG Facilitators
Congratulations to these 24 Milwaukee area teachers and parents (and one lovely participant from Jamaica), who completed the two-day SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted) training in Milwaukee on August 5 & 6th. Their trainers were Dal and Jackie Drummer, Nationally Certified SENG Trainers. We want to thank these new facilitators for sharing their time and talents, and wish them good luck as they serve their schools and communities. Our newest SENG facilitators include: Renee Bast, Myrte Campbell, Christine Carey, Anne Desotelle, Jennie Ekstein, Rose Firle, Jean Freund, Tom Holtgreive, Amrit Kaur, Mary Laubenheimer, Suzi Loosen, Linda Lustig, Elizabeth Mallegni, Jackie McGarry, Robin Morgan, Angela Navarro, Susan O’Brien, Aziza Razaa, Melissa Reed, Theresa Russell, Dorothy Schuller, Yolanda Tynes-Allison, Michelle Wade, and Aaron Womak,
A big thank you to all who donated to WATG during our year end appeal! There is still time to donate by simply mailing a check to the WATG Office or clicking the Donate link to the right.
As you may already know, the State of Wisconsin provides less than $237,000 in total funding related to gifted education. Below is a graphic showing Wisconsin funding levels compared to our neighbor states.
Source. National Association for Gifted Children State of the States Report (2011-2012)
The lack of public support in our state puts the burden on parents, teachers, and community organizations to not only provide appropriately-challenging curriculum for students, but to advocate for students’ needs to be met in the first place. This year we hope to undertake a progressive drive to provide additional training and professional development for educators and implement advocacy training for parents and others who understand the importance of gifted education.
WATG– NAGC Member Benefit
Did you know that because WATG is an affiliate of NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children), Parent Members of WATG are eligible for a reduced-price NAGC membership? The NAGC affiliate Parent Member price is $15 and includes a subscription to Parenting for High Potential. Find out more here.
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