Oct. 29, 2020
Superintendent Michael Grego was named Administrator of the Year by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). The organization’s awards program recognizes outstanding educators, leaders, scholars, and advocates who support the growth and development of all gifted and talented children.
According to NAGC, Dr. Grego was selected because he implemented initiatives to increase opportunities for learning including aggressively working to eliminate achievement gaps for minority students through the Bridging the Gap plan. In addition, the district began universal gifted screening to ensure all under-represented student sub-groups are identified and receive services. The district employs a variety of gifted services at all our schools, including part-time services, school-wide enrichment models and gifted electives. Pinellas County Schools also has full-time gifted magnets.
The district has a talent development program that supports students exhibiting characteristics, but who may not meet eligibility criteria. Pinellas County Schools received the Jacob K. Javits grant to support gifted and talented learners through increased differentiation and enhancement of the talent development and summer programming.
A virtual Celebration of Excellence will be held during the NAGC 67th annual convention which will be held Nov. 12-17, 2020.