TAG Conference Awards

Nominations

Nominations will be accepted through September 15th for all awards.
Honorees will be announced at the TAG Annual Conference in Memphis, October 25-26.

TAG Awards:

  • TAG Teacher of the Year Award
  • TAG Horizon Award: This award is presented to an exemplary new teacher of the gifted with fewer than five years experience in gifted education.
  • Special Recognition Award: This award is presented to an individual for their significant contribution to gifted education in Tennessee as a parent, legislator, administrator, or other gifted advocate.
  • Jo Patterson Distinguished Service Award: This award is presented to an outstanding individual in the state of Tennessee who has made a significant contribution to the field of gifted education over an extended period of time (at least five years or more).
  • Curriculum Award:  Teachers submit curriculum units and the TAG Board chooses winners. 
  • Tennessee Gifted Student of the Year:  This award program is designed to recognize students’ distinguished achievement in academics, leadership, or the arts, in gifted children of any grade or age level. 

2016 TAG Award Winners:

  • Lindsey Glass ~ Jo Patterson Distinguished Service Award
  • Alysha Bird and Lauren Lindsey ~ TAG Horizon Award
  • Isaiah Brown Henry and Salsabila Nurhidajat ~ Tennessee Gifted Student of the Year
  • Kelly Davis ~ TAG Teacher of the Year Award

​2015 TAG Award Winners:

  • Marianna Vescovo ~ TAG Horizon Award
  • Blair Trotz ~ TAG Teacher of the Year Award
  • Dr. Emily Mofield ~ Curriculum Award
  • Dr. Patricia Toarmina ~ Special Recognition Award
  • Dr. Tommie Yelvington ~ Jo Patterson Distinguished Service Award

2014 TAG Award Winners:  

  • Kristy Mall- Teacher of the Year
  • Jennifer Holt- Curriculum Award
  • Leah Meulemans- Special Recognition Award
  • Beth O’Shea- Jo Patterson Award