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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students
PPAGS aims to provide education, advocacy and a vibrant community for families with gifted children in the Pikes Peak Region.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 18
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a positive impact in their communities and world. She is the mom of a profoundly gifted daughter and loves to build community with other parents and support them in their journeys. If you have any PPAGS questions or comments, you can reach her at ppagsmail@gmail.com.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 18
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gifted learners for the past 8 years. Additionally, she has co-authored several curriculums for the United States Institute of Peace and Heartwork. She is passionate about learner-driven education, global education, and empowering children to use their unique gifts to make...
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 18
The next member of our leadership team we are introducing is Sarah Lavezzo. Sarah is the founder and director of Ascend Micro School. She also currently serves in the role of President of the Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students and has been enthusiastically guiding...
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 15
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for Gifted and Talented and the Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award from United States Department of Education.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 15
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A former consulting presenter for the Colorado Department of Education on issues for Twice-Exceptional students, her interests focus on the social and emotional needs of all gifted children. Molly is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Association...
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 15
Our PPAGS Treasurer this year is Molly Worner. Molly is the parent of two identified gifted students. A licensed Gifted Educational Specialist, she works as a Gifted Resource teacher in Colorado Springs District 11, and currently serves as the treasurer on the PPAGS Board.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 14
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often suggesting that teachers, “Say ‘yes’ and then figure out the details” to support student-driven learning. Elizabeth is the mother of two gifted daughters and has been the secretary of PPAGS for one year.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 14
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To better meet the needs of students with giftedness in the verbal-linguistic areas, she co-created her building’s Advanced Language Arts curricula for 7th and 8th grade students. As a gifted learner herself, Elizabeth values providing challenge and choice for her students,
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 14
Up next is Elizabeth Busler, PPAGS Secretary! Elizabeth has taught Language Arts at Eagleview Middle School in Academy School District 20 for the past twelve years.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 10
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As Portable Gifted and Talented, he leads in-services, has published 200+ units specifically designed for gifted learners, and three Social-Emotional curriculum books are due to be published by Prufrock Press, spring 2021.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 10
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Mark is also a member of SENG’s Editorial and Research Committee as well as Past-President of the Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students. Mark presents at national and state gifted conferences throughout the west. His articles have appeared in SENG and NAGC publications.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 10
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Mark Hess is in his 33rd year in education and is the Gifted Programs Specialist in Colorado Springs School District 11. He is a board member of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented and co-chair of the Special Populations Committee.
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Pikes Peak Association for Gifted Students Jul 10
We will be sharing photos and bios of this year's PPAGS leadership over the next week or so. We would love to get to know you, so please don't hesitate to reach out! First up is Mark Hess, Past-President. You can find his bio in the comments.
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