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Ganjon Receives State Award for Leadership in Gifted Education

Release Date: 2/25/2010 2:31:25 PM

Karen Ganjon, Director of Minority Achievement and Intervention Programs for Carroll County Public Schools, was selected for recognition by the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education.
     
Ganjon was recognized in the category of State Leadership in Gifted Education for her leadership in gifted and talented education at the state level and significant contributions to improving programs and services for gifted and talented students in Maryland. She is currently serving her second term on the State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education and is also the Chair of the Advisory Council’s subcommittee on Programs and Services. Under her leadership, the Advisory Council has initiated visits to exemplary gifted and talented programs across the state.
     
Ganjon also is the coordinator for the Johns Hopkins University certificate program in gifted education and has provided the opportunity for all Carroll County teachers to be highly qualified in the area of gifted instruction. She also served as the Director of Instructional Programs Branch at the Maryland State Department of Education.
     
The recognition took place during the Advisory Council’s “Celebrating Gifted and Talented Education” annual reception on Wednesday, February 24, 2010.

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