Welcome to the LWSD GEAC Website!

To learn more about gifted education in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and how GEAC and its members support the LWSD highly capable community, please read through our website and feel free to join us at any of our monthly general meetings listed below.

Don’t be left out! To subscribe to GEAC’s email newsletter click here.

 GEAC  Monthly General Meetings

Monthly general meetings are always open to the public; it is not necessary to be a GEAC member to attend.  Typically Heather Sanchez, LWSD Director of Accelerated Programs, starts each meeting with an update on highly capable programs such as Quest and Advanced Placement, as well as any relevant LWSD developments.

2016-2017 Meeting Schedule

With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 6:30-8:30 pm, and are held at the LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (driving directions).

September 14, 2016 – Parent information night for students new to Quest. 

October 5, 2016  – Austina De Bonte, President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association,  “What Parents Need to Know About Smart Kids.”  

November 2, 2016 – Guided tour of resources for gifted parenting and discussion roundtables 

December 7, 2016 – Susan Jackson presented “Pursuers of Excellence: Looking at Healthy vs Unhealthy Perfectionism in Gifted Children” 

No meeting in January

February 1, 2017 –  Dr. Nancy Hertzog of Robinson Center spoke about programs for gifted youth. 

March 1, 2017Speaker GEAC President Carol Lewis presented: Twice Exceptional – Gifted with Learning Differences. 2E Power Point presentation here.

April 12, 2017, 6:30-8:30 – Family Games Night and Living with Intensity book discussion.

May 2, 2017, 6:30-8:30  – Q and A for New Quest Families at Evergreen Middle School

Meeting Power Point here

June 7, 2017 6:30-8:30 – Board Elections and Saving our Sanity (SOS)  

If you are interested in serving on the GEAC Board, please email us at info@lwsdgeac.org. Information about the GEAC Board can be found here: http://lwsdgeac.org/about-geac/geac-board/.

Missed a meeting?  Check out our Meeting Minutes to get filled in!