News Flash

OAGC May News Flash –  Fall Conference News, OAGC Board Election Results and Scholarship Deadlines
Professional Development

Fall Conference 

Registration is now open for OAGC Fall Conference! We are excited that this year is the 70th anniversary of the association. To download a draft of sessions and speakers as well as registration and hotel information, please go to  This link also has information about OAGC award nominations which are due September 1st. 


Report Card Rules Pass; New State Superintendent Selected

At long last, the report card rules have passed the final hurdles of a Chapter 119 hearing and the JCARR (legislative review process). This month, the State Board of Education selected Steve Dackin as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  You can keep up with all the information by going to

General Information

OAGC Elections

Congratulations to the newly-elected OAGC board members: 

President-Elect – Caley Nestor Baker

Second Vice President – Erica Baer

Secretary – Angela Fugate

Region 2 – Tara Toft

Region 4 – Sarah Schleehauf

Region 6 – Leanna Ferreira 

Region 8 – Sheli Amato

Region 10 – Rachel Smethers Winters

Region 12 – Corrie Nelson

Teacher Division Chair Elect – Rebecca Renegar

Parent Division Chair – Sara Watson


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OAGC Review Articles Needed

OAGC is looking for a few good articles for the Fall Review. To ask for an extension, or to submit articles, please email  by June 15th. 

Scholarships and Awards

The deadline for the OAGC Distinguished Student Award is June 1. For more information and directions on how to apply, please go to

Gifted HQPD — High Quality Professional Development

Now more than ever, it is important to have access to high-quality gifted professional development.  OAGC has been working hard to assist districts in implementing the new classroom teacher gifted HQPD requirement. We have an incredible amount of new tools and information to assist gifted professionals and districts. Also, we have 60 hours of online, Ohio-specific professional development through our partnership with Responsive Learning (formerly GTIGNITE).   For more information about these courses along with all the incredible new tools and documents that will help you plan, provide, and track gifted HQPD, please go to

Donate to OAGC

As you begin to make your year-end charitable contributions, please remember that OAGC is the only organization in Ohio advocating on the behalf of gifted children. We hope that you will  consider a donation to OAGC by going to the following link

Amazon Smile

Did you know you could assist OAGC merely by ordering your Amazon goods? It’s simple.  Just by making the following portal your default for Amazon orders, Amazon will donate a small percentage to OAGC.

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