Overview of Gifted Education in Maryland
State of Maryland
The Maryland State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education advises the State Superintendent of Schools on issues and best practices relevant to the education of gifted and talented students in Maryland; supports the Maryland State Department of Education and local leadership in developing, implementing, and monitoring plans and programs for gifted and talented education; Informs and educates parents and caregivers, educators, communities, and other stakeholders about the unique needs of gifted and talented students; and encourages the development and consistent implementation of comprehensive, high quality services with regard to gifted and talented education in order to assure equity of access for all children throughout the state.
Staff: Jeanne L. Paynter, Ed.D. (410) 767-0363; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointed by State Superintendent of Schools to 3-year terms: