CT Education Commissioner Wentzell to Speak October 23 at Gifted Education and Talent Development Conference

(Westport, CT): CT Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell will welcome attendees of the New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development (NECGT) on Friday morning, October 23rd, lending her support to helping students reach their full potential. In addition, Gil Andrada, who recently added the oversight of gifted and talented education to his SDE role, will join the conference discussion.

Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell has been an educator in Connecticut for over 25 years. She was appointed as Commissioner of Education by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in April 2015, after serving as Interim Commissioner since January 2015. Dr. Wentzell began her career in education as a social studies teacher and later as a teacher for gifted students.

Governor Malloy proclaimed October 22nd Gifted Education and Talent Development Day to support The Connecticut Association for the Gifted's (CAG) hosting of the New England Conference on Gifted Education and Talent Development (NECGT), October 22-24, 2015 in Cromwell CT. This annual conference is designed for everyone involved with educating high potential students: parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, and policy makers. Join the leading thought contributors to stimulate your thinking and inspire your successful actions to help students reach their full potential. You'll interact with parents and educators like you, learn from the leading experts, and gain resources and tools.

Take advantage of up to 52% savings on 4 discounted Family and Parents Packages, including hotel accommodations and a children's program. For questions, agenda and registration details about the conference contact necgt2015@ctgifted.org, 203-968-8033 or visit www.ctgifted.org and follow the link to NECGT.

About the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG)

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted, founded in 1969, is the pre-eminent parent, teacher, and school resource and legislative advocate for Connecticut's gifted and talented students. CAG provides parents with information and resources to benefit their talented children, educators with high quality professional development, and Boards of Education with the tools to support talented students. Our highly acclaimed Minds in Motion™ programs engage hundreds of Connecticut students in high interest, interactive courses which stimulate learning. CAG meets with legislators to advocate for legislation to provide high ability students with challenging curriculum. Visit www.ctgifted.org for more information.

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