Thirty Palm Beach County School District teachers, a principal, a media specialist and a district administrator recently participated in Confratute 2016, the international conference/institute on educating gifted and talented children and youth held July 10-15 at the University of Connecticut.
Some teachers received full scholarships based on their commitment and experience in promoting gifted education in the district. These teachers were: Debbie Rose, Crystal Lakes Elementary; Jonathan Greene, Liberty Park Elementary; Debbie Green, Westgate Elementary; David DiGiovanni Hersh, Grassy Waters Elementary; Jennifer Oliver Gardner, Bak Middle School of the Arts; Analucia Alter, Binks Forest Elementary; Gloria Dos Santos, Indian Pines Elementary; Patricia McClung, Duncan Middle School; Daryl Pauling, Carver Middle School; Chimaine Rabideau, Palm Beach Public; and Amy Thoman, Jupiter Middle School.
Other participants included: Victoria Stedt and Elizabeth Richards from Equestrian Trails Elementary; Sharon Gintz from Renaissance Charter; Emily MacMillan, Kristyn Chapman, Melissa Cheatham, Courtney Finnerty, Kristina Hambrock, Caroline Epstein, Lisa Gifford, Lori Palermo, Robin Peck, Amy Rochman, Brandie Soto and Kathy Zangen from Binks Forest Elementary; Stacey Oswald and Betty Watson from Wellington Elementary; Binks Forest Elementary Principal Michella Levy; Media Specialist Robyn Kovner from South Olive Elementary; and district gifted specialist Dr. Rosemary Daniels. Stacey Easterling from Jerry Thomas Elementary was a volunteer at Confratute.
ABOVE: Local educators at Confratute 2016.