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Application Deadline: April 29, 2019 (EXTENDED!)
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 

In addition to monthly online training/meetings during the school year,
program participants will come together at the TAGT giftED19 Conference and the 2020 Leadership Conference, 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. The 2019-2020 ELP class will be made up of no more than 15 individuals, chosen through an application process.

How to Apply (Application Opens March 15, 2019)
  1. Preview Application and Prepare Responses
  2. Optional: Letter for Your Supervisor
  3. Complete District Approval and Commitment Form
  4. Complete Application
Program Fee
The 2019-2020 fee is $800 for members ($1,000 for non-members) and includes registration for giftED19 Annual Conference (3-day registration), Leadership Conference, online training and TAGT On Demand course(s) for sessions included in program participation. The fee does not cover travel expenses to conferences.

Application Timeline
  • March 15, 2019: Application Opens
  • April 24, 2019: Application Closes
  • May 20, 2019: Applicants Notified
  • July 15, 2019: Payment Due
Interested in being a mentor? Please see the Mentor page for application and information or apply here.