Friday, April 12, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Cottey College 
Nevada, MO 64772  



Brad Johnson 
KGTC Region 6/GAM District 7 
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2019 KGTC Region 6 and GAM District 7 Spring Conference 


Please join us on April 12, 2019 for our KGTC Region 5 Conference! Keynote speakers include Dr. Brandi Klepper and GAM President, Peggy Pennington. Parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, and others who work with gifted individuals are welcome!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Brandi Klepper
Dr. Klepper is a Missouri licensed, clinical psychologist specializing in gifted, talented and/or high achieving individuals.  She has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at Drury, Cox College, and Forest Institute.  Dr. Klepper has participated in gifted services as a student, camper, RA, teacher, camp counselor, presenter, psychologist, and consultant.  She has presented at NAGC, at district and statewide conferences of GAM and KGTC, and to various groups in Missouri and Kansas. 

Peggy Pennington
Peggy Pennington is in her 14 year being involved with the Gifted Association of Missouri and teaching gifted classes in the Nevada R-5 School District.  She is currently President of the Gifted Association of Missouri. She has also served as Vice President f, GAM Executive Board Secretary, a presenter at the Missouri Conference on Gifted Education, and has also served as a Director and Assistant Director for District H.   Peggy has her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas as well as a Masters from Mizzou in Educational Psychology with a Focus on Mental Health Practices in Schools. She completed her gifted certification work at Drury and Mizzou.  Peggy has had training in Adaptive Schools, eMINTs methods, Success For All Reading, Positive Behavior Support, and Instructional Practices. Peggy lives in Nevada with her husband and 2 children.

Also featuring....

Dr. Connie Phelps
Dr. Connie Phelps directs the Gifted Education program and Great Plains Center for Gifted Studies at Emporia State University. She taught diverse K-12 gifted learners in the Wichita Public Schools, chaired the Kansas State Department of Education Gifted Standards Revision Committee, and served as an inaugural member of the National Association for Gifted Children Standards Committee. She volunteers in accreditation reviews for the Council of the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Her research interests include creativity, diverse gifted learners, and globalization.

Featured Vendor: Pieces of Learning


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More Information

Alternate Contacts:
Megan Pinney, mpinney@spsmail.org
Brad Johnson, bjohnson@usd246.org

Registration from 8:00-8:30