Wow, for a short month, February has been busy for the WATG Board! We are already very busy with our Annual Conference planning. At this time, we are hoping/planning for a face-to-face conference in October. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! Be sure you mark your calendars for October 2-4, 2022 at the Wilderness Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. We plan on having our Parent and Teen Conference on Sunday, October 2. We have secured two well-known and AMAZING Keynote speakers, Dr. Matthew Zakreski speaking on Monday, and Colin Seale, speaking on Tuesday. Dr. Matt is co-founder and lead clinician at The Neurodiversity Collective and is also an official WATG Partner. Colin Seale is the founder of thinkLaw. Both speakers are sure to be dynamic and “can’t miss”.
The Board also continues to recruit new board members. If this is something you think you might be interested in, please reach out to me for more details. I’d love to speak further with you.
Our Board is also looking at expanding our Committees. We currently have three committees – Government Action, Membership, and Programming.
If you are a parent member who indicated an interest in working with our Board when you joined, please watch your email’s inbox. We’ll be sending out a brief survey gauging your interest in joining one of our Committees. WATG understands that joining a board can seem daunting. That’s why we want to give you the opportunity to join one of our excellent working Committees; the time commitment is less, but the work is immeasurably important.
This opportunity is not just available to parent members, but is open to anyone passionate about gifted education. This is a great way to learn more about gifted education, and to use your gifts and talents to serve children, families, and educators.
If you are interested, let me know. As always, I’m happy to help.
Roxane Hagedorn, Executive Director
WI Association for Talented and Gifted
WATG extends a huge thank you to Dr. German Diaz of Milwaukee Public Schools for translating this article into Spanish for our families and educators who speak Spanish. The translation can also be found on our website.