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Announcing new board member

0 Comments August 23, 2019

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 […]

School Board Report – August 20, 2019

0 Comments August 21, 2019

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 […]

School Board Report-July 16, 2019

0 Comments July 18, 2019

The school board held a special meeting this week to go over budget details and the revised dress code. All five board members were there, and two of the candidates running for office were also there: Pete Miller and Jamie Fairbanks. BUDGET The budget discussion was an overview. Here is the draft budget for revenue […]

PATH talks with Scouting BSA about working with gifted students

0 Comments March 19, 2019

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 […]

Linda Silverman’s Advice to Tahoma

0 Comments March 13, 2019

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 […]

Voice of the Expert – Part II

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PATH > Featured   Linda Silverman: The Unique Inner Lives of Gifted Children Lecture Notes – Part II 1 Lecture Notes – Continued For the first part of my lecture notes, click here. After discussing the external pressures on gifted kids, Linda shifted to present the balance of her content to discuss internal pressures and […]

Voice of the Expert

0 Comments March 8, 2019

PATH > Featured   Linda Silverman: The Unique Inner Lives of Gifted Children Lecture Notes – Part I 1 Lecture Notes I recently attended a lecture on the unique emotional needs of gifted learners and how those manifest in “over-excitabilities”. The session was presented by the legendary Dr. Linda Silverman, one of the most influential, […]

Tahoma wants your input

0 Comments February 27, 2019

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 […]

PATH approved for Fred Meyer Community Rewards

0 Comments February 20, 2019

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 […]

School Board Report – Dec 18, 2018

0 Comments January 7, 2019

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. […]