Tennessee Educators Recognized for Their Research in Gifted Education
November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recognized Emily Mofield, Lead Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education, Sumner County  Schools, TN, and Megan Parker Peters, Assistant Professor of Education, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, with a Hollingworth Award for their research on gifted education during the NAGC 63rd Annual Convention at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.HollingworthAward.jpg

The Hollingworth Award is an international award that recognizes important and significant research in the field of gifted and talented education. Gifted and talented children learn differently than their peers and more research is needed to know how to help them strive to reach their best academically and socially.

“NAGC is committed to providing opportunities and resources to better understand and serve gifted children,” said M. René Islas, NAGC Executive Director. “The awards program shines a light on those who are making a difference for gifted children.”

Drs. Mofield and Peters are exploring the relationship between achievement-motivation, perfectionism, and underachievement in gifted students.

"We are honored to have our work recognized as a meaningful contribution to the field,” said Dr. Mofield. “We hope our findings will guide efforts in reversing underachievement and promoting positive affective development among gifted students.”

"We are excited to continue to learn more about the affective needs and development of intellectually gifted children," said Dr. Peters.

For a complete list of NAGC 2016 Award Recipients, click here.


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. 

CONTACT:  Cathleen Healy, chealy@nagc.org/202-365-4636

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