Local Chapters

MCGT Chapters and Parent Groups

Creating Connections

MCGT connects those interested in learning about, and advocating for, gifted students and their families. There are currently two ways to organize to create impact, both of which are supported by MCGT.


An MCGT chapter is made up of MCGT members, organized by district, region, or other affinity or issue. An MCGT chapter has a formal structure, including officers, and collects a portion of each member’s MCGT membership fee that can fund chapter events, teacher scholarships, sponsorships, or any other use approved by the chapter. Chapters also receive support from the MCGT office, including event logistics and promotions, help with managing financials, and other assistance.

Parent Groups

MCGT chapters begin as parent groups. A parent group does not have a formal structure, includes both MCGT and non-MCGT members, and acts as a support group for like-minded parents. Not all parent groups become official chapters, and MCGT is committed to supporting parent groups with advice, event and gathering promotion, and other assistance.

Current MCGT Chapters

Due to a massive increase in phishing emails targeting chapter email addresses, they have been removed from the website. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct your inquiries to our contact form.

Bloomington Facebook Page
Lisa Johnson

Lisa O’Brien

CHOICES (formerly Homeschool)
CHOICES Chapter Website
Connect with the CHOICES Chapter on Groups.io
Kelly Sullivan Noah

Minneapolis (PAALs)
Minneapolis PAALS Facebook Page
Jess Khan

Katie McCartney

Prior Lake (SPAN – Synergy/SAGE Parent Action Network)
James Speiker

Elizabeth Karges

Rochester GATEway
Rochester GATEway Facebook page
Ginny Amundson
Lisa Wojcik

Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan (RAVE)
Maggie Kase

St. Croix Valley
Margaret Thomas

Current MCGT Parent Groups

2e (Twice Exceptional)
Shelly Harvey
Marc Thompson

Crow River Region
Shari Colvin

Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie Facebook Page
Shelley Wycoff

Krisi Lille

Southeast Minnesota – “Driftless Gifted – DG2e”: A Community of Families with Gifted & Talented (G/T) & Twice-Exceptional (2e) Children in the “Driftless” Region of SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, and NE Iowa.
Website: https://www.driftlessgifted.com/
Facebook Group

St. Paul
St. Paul Facebook Group
Heather Wadell