Dr. Patricia Toarmina ~ Special Recognition Award: This award is presented to an individual for their significant contribution to gifted education in Tennessee as a parent, legislator, administrator, or other gifted advocate.
Dr. Tommie Yelvington ~ Jo Patterson Distinguished Service Award: This award is presented to an outstanding individual in the state of Tennessee who has made a significant contribution to the field of gifted education over an extended period of time (at least five years or more).
Dr. Emily Mofield ~ Curriculum Award: Teachers submit curriculum units and the TAG Board chooses winners.
Marianna Vescovo ~ TAG Horizon Award: This award is presented to an exemplary new teacher of the gifted with fewer than five years experience in gifted education.
Theo Patt ~ Nicholas Green Award: This award program is designed to recognize students' distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts, in gifted children of any grade or age level.
On March 11th Senator Grassley (R-IA), Senator Mikulski (D-MD) and Senator Casey (D-PA) introduced theTo Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nation’s Teachers Act, better known as the TALENT Act (S. 512). The following day, two representatives from your TAG Board visited Capital Hill asking our Senators and Congressmen for their support.
The TALENT Act expands the education debate by focusing on gifted, high-ability students—particularly those from low-income or minority backgrounds—who have been overshadowed in a U.S. educational system that focuses on its struggling, low-achieving students.
How You Can Help Urge Our TN Senators to Co-Sponsor the TALENT Act by emailing or calling their offices asking for their support.