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Thursday, December 1 • 9:00am - 10:30am
MasterMind Session: #whyGT: A Storytelling Session

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Our TAGT community is filled with amazing advocates who have supported, built, and delivered G/T services for their students, their children, and our members. These incredible advocates have celebrated successes, faced setbacks, and moved forward with resilience and a stronger sense of #whyGT matters. This MasterMind session celebrates and shares the stories of the 2022 TAGT Award Winners Blake Haygood, Adriana Sanchez Cantu, and Debi Torres, along with one of the 2022 Laura Allard Scholarship Winners, Evan Hsiang. Join us as we come together to laugh and cry with them, share in their joys, and reflect on #whyGT is our passion in this unique storytelling session.

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Blake Haygood

GT Specialist, Austin ISD
Blake Haygood is one of three GT Specialists brought to Austin ISD by the Javits Gifted Grant Austin ISD won in 2022. Blake is a graduate of the TAGT Emerging Leaders Program, a TAGT New Coordinator Boot Camp committee member and presenter, and the current Chair of the TAGT Parent... Read More →
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Evan Hsiang

Student, Harvard College
Evan Hsiang, W.B. Ray High School’s 2022 Valedictorian, is currently a freshman at Harvard College majoring in Chemical and Physical Biology. His professional goal is to attend medical school and pursue a career in academic medicine. Evan currently volunteers for a number of programs... Read More →
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Adriana Sanchez Cantu

Advanced Academics Specialist, Bel Sanchez Elementary
The Advanced Academics Specialist at Bel Sanchez Elementary in Alvin ISD, Adriana Sanchez Cantu has served as the G/T teacher for the last 5 years providing engaging learning opportunities for students in grades K-5. Adriana holds an MBA, a Master’s in Education, and a Bachelor’s... Read More →
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Debi Torres M.Ed.

Gifted Education Coordinator, Austin ISD
Debi Torres, the Gifted Education Coordinator for Austin ISD, was honored as the 2022 TAGT Administrator of the Gifted. She is an avid enthusiast for equity and diversity topics; her work with the 2022 Jacob Javits Grant, awarded to Austin ISD, is focused on improving equity representation... Read More →

Thursday December 1, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am CST
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