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Kim Tripi Named 2008 Javits-Frasier Scholar

December 16, 2008

Please join CGA in congratulating Miss Kim Tripi for the esteemed honor of being named a 2008 Javits-Frasier Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children. She is a 5th grade teacher at Austin Elementary and is in her fourth year of teaching in Coppell ISD.
The Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund for Diverse Talent Development is named in memory of U.S. Senator Jacob Javits and Mary M. Frasier. Senator Javits’ lifelong commitment to civil rights resulted in the funding of the National Research Center on Gifted and Talented. And Ms. Frasier was a famous educator who specialized in the area of gifted education and dedicated her life to the field of underserved children. The scholarship provides complimentary registration to the annual NAGC convention, travel expenses to convention, teaching resources, two year NAGC membership, special daily speakers at convention, and interaction with other honorees.
This program seeks to identify passionate, innovative teachers in communities across the United States where students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are historically under-represented in gifted programs for students. Only 15 educators from across the nation received this honor, and Miss Tripi was the only recipient from Texas.
Please see the preceding article to learn more about Kim’s experience as a Javits-Frasier Scholar at the 2008 National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida in late October.
CGA commends Miss Tripi on this achievement. We applaud her and thank her for her support and service to gifted and talented children in CISD.

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