Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
Partner with teachers to regularly revisit curricula, ensuring vertical coherence from Kindergarten through eighth grade and that they meet the needs of Speyer’s gifted students.
Support teachers in meeting the needs of Speyer students who perform above grade-level even compared to Speyer peers.
Partner with the DEIB Coordinator to ensure instruction and academic programming incorporate principles of Gifted Education and are culturally responsive and equitable.
Support teachers in implementing Gifted Education practices through co-planning lessons, class observations, co-teaching and delivering demo lessons, instructional coaching, and sharing and recommending resources and professional development opportunities as needed.
Mentor teachers new to Speyer focusing on Gifted Education as it is practiced at Speyer.
Partner with the Gifted Education Committee to deliver engaging, relevant, and differentiated professional development aligned to new and ongoing academic initiatives.
Promote an understanding of and communicate a cohesive vision of Gifted Education as it is practiced at Speyer to multiple constituencies, potentially including but not limited to faculty, families, the Board of Trustees, and the broader Gifted Education community.
Participate in meetings and school events related to academic programming, curriculum, and instruction both during and after the school day as needed.
Keep up-to-date with the latest research and trends in Gifted Education and critically examine their applicability and appropriateness for Speyer, for example through attending relevant conferences.
Proactively identify additional opportunities to further the mission of the school.
Take on additional responsibilities as assigned by the Head of School or division heads.
Experience working with students in multiple grade levels and subjects preferred.
Experience writing curricula, preferably with an eye towards vertical coherence.
Demonstrated comfort working individually with and differentiating the classroom for students working beyond grade-level even compared to Speyer peers.
Familiarity with implementing principles of Gifted Education into practice.
Outstanding interpersonal, listening, and presentation skills.
Skill in translating research and best practices to strategies appropriate for Speyer and communicating this to faculty members.
Enthusiasm for discussing practice and willingness to share one’s practice with teachers.
Willingness to listen, be flexible, and reflect as the first person to occupy this role.
Completed certification or certificate in Gifted Education required.
Demonstrated track record in pursuing, or willingness to pursue, continued professional development in Gifted Education after obtaining certification.
At The Speyer Legacy School, students are inspired to be intellectually curious and passionate. They realize their full potential as accelerated learners in a collaborative community that is committed to ethical values and action. Speyer students learn with like-minded classmates and are guided by academically fearless teachers who share and nourish their enthusiasm for knowledge and inquiry.