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North Idaho Gifted Facilitators’ Letter of Support for Restoration of Gifted Training Grant

9/26/13 Superintendent Luna, Chief of Staff Luci Willits, Deputy Chief Jason Hancock, I am writing as a representative to North Idaho districts in support of the restoration of the Idaho Gifted Training Grant. I have been involved in gifted education in Idaho for the past 25 years. During the last few years I have witnessed an increased […]

Edufest and Gifted Ed Featured in IEA News

Check it out! Great coverage of the state of gifted ed, Edufest, and ITAG’s mission in the Idaho Education Association News. ITAG/SAGE Promotes Gifted & Talented Education

Marlene Moore – 2013

Marlene Moore – 2013

  Congratulations to Marlene Moore, GT Facilitator at COSSA, for being selected for the ITAG/SAGE Gifted Education Milestone Award! Marlene has been involved in Gifted Education for 12 years, during which she has developed an in-depth, creative pull-out program for K-6. Her peers say that Marlene is …”a positive and innovative advocate for gifted students. […]

Use NewzBrain in Your Classroom this Fall!!!!

Testimonial:    Wanda Weimer, Curriculum  Gifted Specialist, Plattsmouth Schools, Plattsmouth, NE             “From pop culture to global affairs, the NewzBrain weekly quiz challenges my students to stay on top of all aspects of current events.  Our students look forward to taking the weekly NewzBrain assessment.  I love the option of two […]

Feb. 2013, ITAG Executive Board Meeting Notes

ITAG  Notes –Executive Board Meeting February 1, 2013 5:00-6:30 p.m. Fort Boise, Boise, ID List of Attendees:   Teri Mahler, Tina Polishchuk, Amy Wiltrout, Erin Kueneman, Kelly Brady, Ingrid Jungen, Sue Wolfe President’s Thank You Teri Mahler, thanked all the members of the executive board for the previous year and gave presents of pens and personalized […]

Urgent Legislative Update!

    Dear ITAG Member, This information was passed on to us by BEA members. The House and Senate Education Committees are holding a second hearing on Monday to listen to testimonials about the new legislation that will bring back an increasing number of the Prop 1 laws defeated by Idaho citizens in November.   It begins […]

Call for Legislative Action!

On February 1st, there was a public “listening session” at the state capitol.  More than 200 people showed up to give input and listen to ideas about how to tackle Idaho’s education issues.  The committees continue to accept comments submitted by email.  We urge all of ITAG/SAGE’s members to send their comments to Please take […]

Important ITAG/SAGE updates for 2013

Dear ITAG Member,      We would like to personally update you on things that have been going on hear at ITAG/SAGE. The new year has already proven to be a busy one.  We would like to notify you of some things going on around the state and hope to get your help in connecting […]

In Memory of Dennis Kimberling

ITAG/SAGE regrets to inform you that Dennis Kimberling, a highly dedicated educator of Idaho’s gifted community has passed away. Dennis was known by many as the “robotics guy” for the knowledge that he brought to  the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Thanks to Dennis’ contributions, many have grown in their knowledge of STEM at workshops like […]

ITAG/SAGE Officer Nominations

Are you interested in getting involved in advocating for Gifted Education? Or do you know someone who would be a great addition to the Executive Board of ITAG/SAGE? We are currently accepting officer applications and nominations for the position of Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President for 2013.  Applications/Nominations must be in by November 7th.   Elections […]