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

The following email addresses listed are checked by the chapter volunteers. If there is no email address listed, contact the MCGT office at [email protected]

Lisa Johnson
[email protected]

Lisa O’Brien
[email protected]

CHOICES (formerly Homeschool)
Kelly Sullivan Noah
[email protected]

Minneapolis (PAALs)
Jess Khan
Tyra Zuchowski
[email protected]

Minneapolis PAALS Facebook Page

Katie McCartney
[email protected]

Prior Lake (SPAN – Synergy/SAGE Parent Action Network)
Apryl Henry
[email protected]

Elizabeth Karges
[email protected]

Rochester GATEway


Rochester GATEway Facebook page
Ginny Amundson
Lisa Wojcik
[email protected]

Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan (RAVE)
Maggie Kase
[email protected]

St. Croix Valley
Margaret Thomas
[email protected]

Current MCGT Parent Groups

2e (Twice Exceptional)
Shelly Harvey
Marc Thompson
[email protected], please send an email if you wish to be added to the MCGT Member 2e listserv

Crow River Region
Shari Colvin
[email protected]

Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie Facebook Page
Shelley Wycoff
[email protected]

Highly Gifted
Ande Nesmith
[email protected]

Krisi Lille
[email protected]