Stephanie Long has been selected to be in the 2020 class of the NAGC Javits-Frasier Scholars. The primary purpose of The National Association for Gifted Children Javits-Fraiser Teacher Scholars program is to provide training to ensure highly qualified teachers and counselors in every school who will promote equity and excellence in gifted education.
As part of the program, Scholars receive a 2-year membership with the NAGC, a complimentary registration to this year’s annual convention (to be held virtually due to COVID restrictions), and partnership with an experienced mentor teacher in the field of Gifted education. After the convention and training, Scholars are expected to complete a project demonstrating and exhibiting their learning as a way to promote ongoing Gifted development and capacity-building within their districts and schools. Long expresses, "this is an exciting opportunity for myself, as a 5th and 6th grade teacher at White Pine Elementary and the district's GATE Facilitator. As well as, Cassia County School District because we are in the beginning phases of creating a Gifted program that is inclusive district-wide."