Dr. Dearman’s Class PagePhone: 940-369-4266Conference Time: 2:35-3:20The EXPO page... the place to go for information!We ALWAYS have a lot to do & explore!To access information for a specific grade level, click on the appropriate link located in the navigation bar to the left.http://i1.cpcache.com/product/592578895/quadrilateral_parallelogram_tile_coaster.jpgTexas Association of Gifted & Talented Membership DriveWhat is TAGT?
"The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) is an organization of educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented students. Chartered in 1978, TAGT is the nation’s largest state advocacy group of its kind, providing nearly 3,000 members and friends of gifted youth a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of gifted and talented students. TAGT recognizes the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and provides educational services to meet these needs." (TAGT Website, Fall 2015).
Why join as a parent?
Your $25 dollar membership fee will connect you to others interested in gifted education across the state. In addition you will receive:
- Tempo Journal
- Members-only Website access and email updates
- Opportunity to be a part of the TAGT Parent DivisionHow do you join?Go to http://www.txgifted.org/about/membership and complete the registration process. Feel free to email Dr. Dearman if you have questions.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Christina T. Dearman serves as the Gifted and Talented Specialist at Strickland Middle School, Denton TX. With over 20 years in education, she has taught in various capacities at the pre-k through secondary level, serving as an honors level teacher. She has also had the opportunity to run school wide and Saturday enrichment programs, taught at the undergraduate and master's level as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University and served as Curriculum Director for UNT's Texas Governor's School. Dearman earned a B.A. from Texas Christian University (Religion & Art History with a Minor in Art), a M.Ed. from UNT (Special Education, Gifted and Talented), and a Ph.D. from UNT (Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Gifted Education). Professionally, Dearman was a State Representative on the Board of the National Conference of Governor's Schools and is an active member of the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented, where she serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board and presents regularly at conferences and trainings opportunities. She also sits on the Texas Academy of Math and Science Advisory Board. Dr. Dearman's family consists of her husband, Ben Dearman, Director of Master's Programs in the College of Business at UNT, and her children, Elly, graduate of UT Austin & reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller, and Harry, a sophomore at UNT's College of Music majoring in Performance Strings: Double Bass. A recent addition to the family is Zuzu, a fun loving Labrador retriever. Beyond research, Dr. Dearman enjoys movies, gardening, art museums, and relaxing with her family. [Note that housework did not make the list here.]
Dr. Christina T. Dearman
Conference Time: 2:48-3:35 or by appointment
Content Taught: 6th & 7th Grade EXPO
Tutorial Times: Monday - Friday 3:35 - 4:00