Celebrating Excellence and Commitment in Gifted Education
September 8, 2021

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) announces the 2021 NAGC Award winners!  We congratulate these outstanding educators, leaders, scholars, and advocates who support the growth and development of all gifted and talented children. We enjoyed celebrating their achievements at the Celebration of Excellence during the NAGC 68th Annual Convention.

Ann F. Isaacs Founders Award
Del Siegle, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Research on Gifted Education and Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development, University of Connecticut

President's Award
Joseph S. Renzulli, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, University of Connecticut

Doctoral Students Award
Alissa Salazar Cress, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Graduate Research Associate, Purdue University
Stacy M Hayden, Doctoral Candidate, University of Connecticut
Hyeseong Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Lewis University
Lindsay E Lee, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, East Tennessee University
Melanie S Meyer, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth

Community Service
MaryGrace Stewart, Ed.D., Director of Ideal4Gifted and President Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education

Distinguished Scholar
E. Jean Gubbins, Ph.D., Professor, University of Connecticut

Early Leader
Kristina H Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Institute Faculty Research Fellow, Texas State University

Early Scholar
Carla B Brigandi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, West Virginia University

Gifted Coordinator
Julie Gann, Coordinator of Gifted and Talented, Fayette County Public Schools, KY