Plaque dedicating the Center
Students launching rockets
Saturday Gifted Studies
Pluto for Planet-hood!
Summer Gifted Studies Program
group at Leadership Breakfast
Leadership Studies Program
Students in Polymer Science
Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth
Plaque dedicating the Center
Students launching rockets
Pluto for Planet-hood!
group at Leadership Breakfast
Students in Polymer Science

What's New at The Center

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies welcomes Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell as the new Interim Director.

Coming Soon

Professional Learning Seminars for Teachers

Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell, the new interim director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, proudly announces the beginning of an initiative aimed towards creating connections between the center and local school districts.  Beginning this fall, the center will offer a series of professional learning seminars designed to meet the needs of school personnel.  These seminars will greatly enhance the services offered and available to community schools through the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.

Seminar Topics

Embracing Digital Writing for the Gifted Classroom:

Dr. McKee-Waddell will provide tools, strategies, and skills for incorporating digital writing beyond those implemented in the traditional classroom for teachers of the gifted.

Advocating for Your Gifted Students - The Connection Network:

Dr. Heather Houston will provide insights into meeting the needs of gifted students in every classroom every day. This seminar aims to encourage greater levels of collaboration between teachers of the gifted and their traditional classroom colleagues.

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 Dr. Heather Houston, Ms. Carol Paola, Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell

 A surprise visit to the Karnes Center from Ms. Carol Paola

We were delighted to welcome on Sept. 26, 2016, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Association of Gifted Children, Ms. Carol Paola. She is well known throughout our state and works tirelessly for the advocacy of gifted education in many facets.

This is Ms. Paola’s 50th year in the classroom and she has been a gifted educator in our state for 37 years. Her passion for the classroom is evident and gifted education has always topped her list in its flexibility to develop and discover skills for “the rest of your lives!”

Ms. Paola, you are a great source of pride for us and we appreciate your leadership in the field of gifted education. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of a visit.