Meet the 2021 Candidates to the BOD

This year, the open positions on the Board of Directors are at-large member (2), parent representative to the board, president-elect, and state representative to the board. Except for president-elect, positions are for three-year terms starting August 1, 2021. The president-elect serves for two years before becoming president for two years.

Ballots mailed to NAGC Premier and Lifetime members on May 3 and reminders have gone out weekly. The most recent email went out May 25.  The final email goes out June 11 and elections close June 13. Parent members have also recieved a ballot for the parent representative position.  Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

Several networks have open positions for chair-elect. You can see those candidates here.


Shelagh Gallagher, Ph.D.
Director, Engaged Education




At-large Member (2)

Sally Beisser, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Drake University



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Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Affairs & Professor, University of West Georgia



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Nancy Hertzog, Ph.D.
Professor, Learning Sciences and Human Development, University of Washington



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Ellen Honeck, Ph.D.
Manager in the Gifted and Talented Department, Denver Public Schools



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PJ Sedillo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, New Mexico Highlands University




Parent Representative

Tracy Inman, Ed.D.
Associate Director, The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University



Kathy Marks
President, Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education




State Representative

Roberta Braverman
Former Officer, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children



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Christine Deitz, Ed.D.
Associate Director for the Mahony Center for Gifted Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock



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Cheryl McCullough
Supervisor, Gifted Services, Arlington County Public Schools



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