Congratulations to FISD's own Julie Martin for being awarded 2015 TAGT Administrator of the Gifted! Julie has done much great work to advance the education and support of gifted kids in the Frisco area and beyond.
Julie, who is Secondary Coordinator of Gifted and Talented, has led the K-12 effort in FISD for the past five years. This is her first year as Secondary GT Coordinator.
Julie's first six years in education were in Plano ISD teaching eighth grade GT, honors, and on-level English at Armstrong Middle School. From there Julie moved to Frisco ISD where she taught on-level and honors English in tenth and eleventh grades, as well as Independent Study & Mentorship (ISM) for eight years, before taking on her current position. ISM has grown under Julie's leadership as GT Coordinator, and she has helped other districts implement this innovative course.
In addition to serving in various leadership positions, Julie recently served for two years as the secretary of TAGT's Leadership Division. She is also an active member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Advanced Academics Consortium. Julie is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership K-12 at Dallas Baptist University and expects to graduate in 2018.
Julie is a passionate and optimistic standard-bearer for gifted education. She is driven to fervently champion the unique academic and emotional needs of the gifted. She is humbled by this award and wishes to thank the MAAC group, TAGT, the Frisco Gifted Association, and Frisco ISD's "GT Crew" for trusting and investing in her.