The purpose of the Montana AGATE (Association for Gifted and Talented Education) is to support an understanding of all gifted children and their exceptional needs, and to advocate for appropriate education through partnerships with educators, parents, administrators, legislators, and the general public. It is our mission that all children develop their full potential.
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President: Terri Porisch, Billings
President-Elect: Estee Aiken, Dillon
Treasurer: Joe Helbling, Helena
Secretary: Karlina Popwell, Bozeman
Alternative Schooling Options: OPEN
Scholarships Chair: Holly Kincaid, Great Falls
Education Chair: Tracy Missett, Missoula
Facebook & Technology Chair: Marci Brodock, Great Falls
Historian: Daisy Carlsmith, Troutcreek
Legislative Chair: Gayle Roege, Corvallis
Mini Grants: Estee Aiken, Dillon
Outreach Chair: Kathy Dunn, Great Falls
Parent Involvement Chair: Karlina Popwell, Bozeman
SAT Challenge Chair: Joette Speak, Colstrip
Membership Chair: OPEN
Signatures Chair: Mandy Maass, Dillon
Summer Scholarship Chair: Holly Kincaid, Great Falls
OPI GT Liaison: Michael Hall, Helena
Signatures Liaison: OPEN
If you are interested in an open position, please contact our President, Terri Porisch to get more info.
Board members are asked to attend two board meetings via videoconference (usually September and January) and two face-to-face meetings just before and after our annual conference.
2017 Slate of Officers (To be elected at the MT AGATE Conference)
President Elect: Holly Kincaid--Great Falls
Region I: OPEN
Region II: OPEN
Secretary: Bonnie Speas--Livingston