Sun, Jan 22|
Calgary Changemaker School
Gifted Education: Is My Child Gifted? Teaching and Parenting the Whole Child.
Gifted Education: Is My Child Gifted? Teaching and parenting the whole child; a different approach to gifted education. Information session.
Time & Location
Jan 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Calgary Changemaker School, 16 Commercial Dr, Calgary, AB T3Z 2A7, Canada
About the event
Gifted Education: Is My Child Gifted? Teaching and parenting the whole child; a different approach to gifted education.
About the presenters:
Kristi Kraychy, Founder, Head of School, CEO, Board Chair B.Mus.(Hons), B.Ed., C.H.N.C., M.Ed.
Kristi graduated from the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences with a Master’s in Education specializing in Leadership. During her time at the University of San Diego, Kristi travelled to Madrid (Spain) and San Diego (U.S.A.) to work in Changemaker schools as part of a Changemaking in Education course. Her final capstone thesis project focused on teacher training, gifted education and student-centred learning.
Over the past 15 years, Kristi has worked as a teacher and educational leader in a variety of charter, public and private school settings in and around Calgary. Kristi is gifted and neurodivergent herself and is a parent to a school-aged gifted/neurodivergent child. Her desire to open the Calgary Changemaker School was, in part, due to the lack of schools in Calgary that specialized in programming for gifted learners. A significant component of her vision for the school was to create a thriving educational environment for all that could also support the academic, social-emotional and mental-health needs of mild-moderately gifted and talented children.
Christine Avey, Co-Founder, Principal B.A.(Hons), B.Ed., Principal Leadership Certification.
Christine was part of our founding volunteer group and is now our school's principal. She is an Alberta certified educator and a certified Principal with nearly twenty years of teaching experience in both charter and public schools working primarily with gifted students. Prior to working at the Calgary Changemaker School, Christine spent much of her career as an educator at Westmount Charter School for identified gifted learners in Calgary and is considered an expert in gifted programming. Christine is also a specialist in STEAM and project-based learning.