October 12, 2021

NAGC Congratulates 2021 Early Leader Award Recipient

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is pleased to announce the 2021 NAGC Early Leader Award recipient. Each year, the association recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education, and who is in the first 10 years of their career after completion of his or her last earned degree.

This year’s recipient is Kristina H. Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Institute Faculty Research Fellow, Texas State University. Dr. Collins boasts 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in various educational settings. Her research foci include social, emotional, and cultural contexts of gifted and talent development; STEM identity development in underrepresented students; and culturally responsive mentoring. Last month, Dr. Collins completed her term on the NAGC Board of Directors and is the current President of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).

“NAGC has a long history of dedicated members who have worked tirelessly to advance the field of gifted education and support our gifted students. I congratulate Dr. Collins and look forward to recognizing her achievements during the Celebration of Excellence during the NAGC Annual Convention in November,” said Lauri Kirsch, NAGC Board President.



                                                                           Dr. Kristina H. Collins