AIG All Day Everyday

September 2022

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Get to know the AIG Team

Welcome to our new AIG Specialists

Hi, I am Sandra Lawson this is my 23rd year of teaching. For the last eleven years, I have been teaching at Butner Stem Elementary School. I am Gifted and Talented Certified and have a Masters in Literacy from Cambridge College. My husband and I have been married for 36 years. He is a teacher at South Granville and currently teaches Drafting. I have three amazing children. Stefania, Adam and Emily Ann. I also have 2 amazing grandchildren - Eleanor and Oliver. My grandbabies are the light of my life! I absolutely love teaching and working with children! I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Hi, I am Dr. Lisa Webster-Caroon I have my BS in Elementary Education from Elizabeth City State University. My MS in Curriculum & Instruction from American Intercontinental University, and my Ed. D in Exceptional Children (Twice Exceptional) from NorthCentral University. I taught my 1st 3 years in Durham, NC in 3rd grade. I began teaching AIG in 2005, in Vance County. Over my time there I worked with K-5 and middle school AIG students. This is my 1st year in Granville County Schools. I am super excited about this new start! I love integrating technology into Instruction with students and giving students choice and voice in demonstrating their learning. I love to see their eyes light up in excitement over successes. I am married to my husband Philip. I have a stepson and a granddaughter. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, spending time with my family and friends, camping, and spoiling my grandbaby Silvia who attends school in Granville County Schools.

Hi, I am April Parrish I am a graduate of East Carolina University and have my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and AIG certified K-12. I have been a teacher for 27 years and 25 of those have been in Granville County Public Schools. For most of those years, I served students as a regular classroom teacher in grades 3 and 4 but I served as the AIG specialist here years ago as well. I have been married to my husband, Rodney, for 28 years and we have two wonderful sons, ages 26 and 23. We have a beautiful grandbaby on the way and couldn't be more excited! Rodney and I live here in Granville County and are strong supporters of our community.

Hi, I am Susan Horton I have been an educator for 22 years. I received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Child Development and Family Relations from East Carolina University. I received my Academically/Intellectually Gifted Licensure from Duke University in August 2017. I am also level-1 Google for Education certified and level-3 Elevation Learning Teaching with Scientific Inquiry certified. I have been a classroom teacher at Mount Energy Elementary and Wilton Elementary teaching grade levels 2-5. I am excited to begin my journey outside the traditional classroom and guide my students through inquiry-based learning. I live here in Granville County with my husband, John, my two sons, Cameron and Connor, and my two dogs Maggie and Sadie. I am excited to make this a wonderful school year!

AIG Open House

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Please join us for our first annual GCPS AIG Open House. You will get to meet the AIG Team, and see the new materials, and resources your students use as part of their AIG services. This is open to all AIG students grades 3-12, their parents/guardians, and district staff.

We cannot wait to see you!

We are excited to get our year started. As part of the Board-approved AIG Program Plan, student referrals can happen any time of the year and at any grade level within GCPS.

The process begins when the GCPS AIG Referral Form is completed. It can be found on the AIG website. This form should be completed by someone who has first-hand knowledge of the student's abilities.

Once the form is complete the appropriate AIG Specialist will complete a parent/guardian consent form that will go home with the student. When the form is returned to the AIG specialist, the student's teacher and the AIG Specialist will begin data collection.

The AIG Team will determine the eligibility for AIG identification and services based on the data presented to the team. The AIG specialist will schedule a face-to-face or virtual conference with the parents/guardians to discuss the decisions made by the AIG team.

Eligibility meetings will take place most months. Dates are posted on the AIG webpage, along with additional resources.