Emerging Leaders Program

The TAGT Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to provide new (3 years or less) district G/T coordinators with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with school staff, parents, students, and the community to positively impact the development of appropriate educational services for G/T students in the district.

In addition to monthly online training/meetings during the school year,
program participants will come together at the TAGT giftED22 Conference, the 2023 Leadership Conference, and the 2023 Gifted+Equity Conference, or equivalent virtual conferences; identify a personal goal and action plan for the school year, and be partnered with a mentor. The ELP curriculum will be tailored to meet participants' specific needs, allowing for a personalized program that will hone leadership skills, expand knowledge and create growth opportunities. Sessions topics will focus on how to implement, build and nurture a G/T program, unite G/T goals with district goals, and resources covering the areas included in the state plan (student assessment, service design, curriculum and instruction, professional development, and family/community involvement).

Ideal candidates for the Emerging Leaders Program include individuals who are responsible for district-wide G/T program leadership and in their first 3 years of service in this position. District staff responsible for supervising the candidate must approve the candidate’s participation. Candidates will commit to participate in all program activities, identify a personal goal and action plan, partner with a mentor, and participate in a program evaluation.

Applications for the class of 2022-2023 are now closed. Check back in the spring to apply for the 2023-2024 class!

How to Apply
1.    Preview Application and Prepare Responses
2.    Optional: Letter for Your Supervisor
3.    Complete District Approval and Commitment Form
4.    Complete Application by April 22, 2022.

Program Fee for 2022-2023
The fee is $1095 for members ($1295 for non-members) and includes registration for giftED Annual Conference, Leadership Conference, Gifted+Equity Conference, online training and TAGT On Demand course(s) for sessions included in program participation. The fee does not cover travel expenses to conferences.

March 7, 2022 -  Applications open 
April 22, 2022 -  Applications close
May 13, 2022 -  Applicants will be notified
August, 2022 - Sessions begin

View the class of 2022-2023 here

Interested in being a mentor? Please see the Mentor page for more information here.