Most people hate change. I'll admit, I can be one of them. This July I lost my dream job. After 17 years of teaching the GATE Resource Room, our program was terminated and I was placed back into the regular classroom. This had a major snowball effect on my life.
This definately had an impact on my role as president of PAGE. I've reflected that many of our members have suffered the same fate as I have. Our meeting attendance has been dwindling for the last five years with one GATE program after another eliminated or watered down, or worse yet, the funds completely swept.
So, this had left me with the task of picking up the pieces and trying to figure things out.
Of prime importance, PAGE can not and will not die. As long as gifted kids exist, someone needs to continue advocating for them. After speaking with the PAGE officers, we decide that in this digital age, our website needs to be a major means of professional development.
I am sending an all-points- bulletin to our PAGE members and readers to submit guest blog posts and share materials that we can use with gifted students. The idea is to make the PAGE site a brain trust of sorts.
So, dear reader, I am waiting and listening. Please email me your blog post and supporting docucments. If you would like me to add your photo or a link to your site, add that as well.