New members of the Advisory Council
for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children Appointed
by State School Superintendent
Springfield, Ill. -- As required by P.A. 094-0151, signed
in July 2005 by Governor Rod Blagojevich, seven new members
of the Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and
Talented Children have been appointed by State Superintendent
Three members of the seven member Council are appointed
to a term that expires in January 2009, while four members
will serve a term that ends in January 2007.
Appointed to terms that expire in January 2009 are:
- Dr. Sally Walker, Executive Director, Illinois Association
for Gifted Children. Dr. Walker has been named Chair
of the Advisory Council.
- Ms. Cathy Greene, Coordinator, Gifted Education Programs,
McLean County Unit School District #5.
- Dr. Rosina Gallagher, Director, Gifted & Talented
Academic Programs, Suder Magnet School, Chicago Public
Appointed to terms that expire in January 2007 are:
- Ms. Jessica Rommel, Founder, Gifted Parent Advocate
Group, Effingham Unit SD #40.
- Ms. Tammara Alves, Teacher of Gifted Students, Belleville
S.D. #118 and Co-Director of Kids on Campus at Southwestern
- Ms. Sally Thomson, Coordinator, K-12 Gifted and Talented
Programs, St. Charles CUSD #303.
- Mr. Terry James Mohaupt, President, Rockford’s
Parents for Gifted Education, Rockford SD 205.
The Council is charged with advising the State Superintendent
regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the
State Board relating to the education of gifted and talented
children. Members of the Council were selected on the
basis of their knowledge of, or experience in, programs
and problems of the education of gifted and talented children,
and together bring a total of more than 150 years of experience
in working with gifted children.
The first meeting of the newly appointed Council will
be held at the Illinois State Board of Education’s
Springfield Office in February 2006.