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Troy Loftus has accepted the invitation to join PATH’s board of directors and is taking a key role in helping to shape our forward-looking vision for the 2019-2020 school year. His contributions have already proven invaluable and we look forward to working together! About Troy Troy has a wide variety of experience to bring to […]
The school board meeting this week was a collection of topics, focusing heavily on long-term budget planning. Board candidates Pete Miller and Katrina Montgomery were in attendance. Topics covered included: -A reflection on the district’s recent shift to e-flyers through the website PeachJar.com. A district-wide survey showed that parents overwhelmingly preferred email for their communication […]
Exciting news! I recently was invited by Scouting BSA (formerly called Boy Scouts of America) to give a presentation to all the units in our region about how to work with gifted kids in the scouting program. It was a whirlwind overview in which I introduced them to what being gifted actually means, why the […]
I recently attended a lecture by Linda Silverman, one of the leading experts in the field of gifted education. (See my notes: Part 1, Part 2). After the lecture, I had the opportunity to ask her about Tahoma’s current middle school needs: Q: We have an opportunity provide input to our district regarding the first […]
Tahoma wants your input! Recently I met with Tahoma administrators to discuss PATH’s and the district’s efforts to serve highly capable students. I presented a summary of PATH’s activity to Dawn Wakeley, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, and Chris Everett, Highly Capable Coordinator. My presentation slides are available below. The most exciting part of […]
Running PATH isn’t free. We at PATH care deeply about advocating for our Highly Capable kiddos. While most people don’t see it, we have spent hundreds of hours and hundreds of dollars keeping the advocacy going. We can’t burn our personal resources forever, though–we need your help! Our main expenses include: – Website maintenance and […]
I attended the school board meeting on December 18, 2018, and there were a couple items I’d like to share. First, it was the board’s annual reorganization. Didem Pierson was elected as board president. Bill Clausmeyer, after many years of serving on the board, announced his resignation so he could have more time with family. […]