COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 111

August 16, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted, 2003-2006 Term

 

The Virginia Board of Education appoints members to the Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted. The committee provides the board and the Superintendent of Public Instruction with advice and recommendations regarding educational services for gifted students in public schools. The committee studies issues related to the education of the gifted and to the Governors School program. Its findings are provided to the Board of Education through an annual report.

 

Nominees are currently being sought for the three-year term that will begin in September 2003 and end in June 2006. For the 2003-2006 term, candidates are being sought to represent the following organizations or groups:

 

Gifted Education Coordinator (1)

 

Higher Education Representative from (1)

Private Colleges or Universities

 

Teacher of the Gifted (1)

 

Local Advisory Committee Representative (1)

 

Academic-Year Governors School Director (1)

 

 

 

Other nominees are being sought to represent professional organizations. The committees bylaws require that these nominees be members of the executive boards of their respective organizations. Letters requesting nominations are also being sent to the executive directors of the following organizations:

 

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (1)

 

Administrative Consortium of Educators of the Gifted (1)

 

Virginia Chamber of Commerce (1)

 

Virginia Education Association (unfinished term) (1)

 

Superintendents and other individuals are invited to recommend persons to be nominated to the Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted. In February 2003, the advisory committees nominating subcommittee will review information submitted by nominees for the 2003-2006 term. The committees slate of recommended members will be submitted to the Board of Education in May 2003 for approval.

 

Nominations may be made by completing the recommendation form attached to this memo and sending it electronically to Dr. Barbara McGonagill(mailto:bmcgonag@pen.k12.va.us), specialist, Governors Schools and gifted education, Office of Secondary Instructional Services, by November 15, 2002. The recommendation form is available in Microsoft Word format at the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted Web page at the following address:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Gifted/vachome.html.

 

Questions regarding the Virginia Advisory Committee for the Education of the Gifted, its membership, or activities may be addressed to Dr. McGonagill at 804/225-2884.

 

JLD/bkm

 

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