About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

Utah Association for Gifted Children advocates for the diverse population of gifted children in the State of Utah. We advance the understanding of the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted children among community leaders, policy makers, educators and parents. We promote the development of quality services to provide educational opportunities for gifted students. We increase the capacity of educators and parents to be agents of change in their schools and communities and in the lives of gifted children.

OUR DIRECTION

It is only with your help and support that we can continue to:

  • Raise public awareness of the needs of gifted children.
  • Disseminate information to school personnel and public officials related to the nature and education of the gifted.
  • Serve as a public advocate concerning the needs of the gifted.
  • Promote research and development on the nature and education of the gifted at all ages and educational levels.
  • Encourage and assist the development of state and local organizations that support gifted education.
  • Organize an annual education convention for over 500 attendees on current trends, research, and new programs in the field of gifted education.

UAGC MATERIALS AND BENEFITS

  • Annual Conference and Seminar registration discount
  • Network for information on gifted and talented children and youth
  • A voice at the state capitol through a legislative liaison
  • Opportunity to join a local UAGC affiliate in your area
  • Brochures about the state organization, available upon request
  • Opportunity to participate on a UAGC Board Committee

UAGC POLICY AND ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

The Utah Association for Gifted Children maintains records, including IRS 990 Statements and Board minutes. They are available for public inspection on request. Requests may be made by calling our office number at 801-635-5780 or mailing a request for information to

UAGC
P.O. Box 9332
Salt Lake City, UT 84109-0332

Current governing policies are provided at the links below. 

Board Members

President: Shari Taylor-Alpine District Gifted Services
President Elect: Collette Justesen-Jordan School District
Advocacy: Sheri Sauve Davis Enhanced Education Programs
Parental Outreach: Michelle Murphey-Utah Parent Center
michellem@utahparentcenter.org
Public Relations; Sally Lyon
sally.lyon@comcast.net
Affliates: Ann Zito -Alpine School District
Membership: Michele Riggs -Salt Lake School District
Secretary: Tina Jensen: Salt Lake School District
Treasurer:  Angela Eatough
Programs: Valerie Allen-Jordan School District