Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Contact us at info(at)

Our Vision is that all of Maryland's diverse gifted and talented children and youth are supported, valued, and nurtured at home, in their learning environments, and in their communities. It is our belief that every student should experience the joy of learning something new each day.

Our Mission

To educate about and advocate for the needs of gifted and talented individuals in Maryland. To achieve this mission, MCGATE has identified the following goals:

  1. To advocate for an appropriate education and services to meet the needs of diverse gifted and talented learners throughout the state of Maryland.

  2. To educate families, caregivers, and the community about the needs of the gifted and talented.

  3. To support local associations dedicated to the interests of the gifted and talented.

  4. To inform local, state, and other public and private institutions about the needs of gifted and talented individuals.

  5. To promote advocacy and action at local, state, and national levels.

  6. To facilitate a statewide communications network to implement these goals.

Dear Fellow Advocates for Gifted and Talented Education,

As you know, our current educational challenges are great, and all decisions made and actions taken will impact gifted children, whether or not their unique needs are considered.

We must step-up our advocacy and education efforts. As a MCGATE member, you have free access to our webinars and members-only meetings, can serve on committees, hold office, vote, and know that you are a part of state and national advocacy efforts.

JOIN MCGATE TODAY! Our membership term runs from August 31 – September 1. You don’t want to miss one more day of membership privileges!

Individual, one year, $25

Individual, two years, $40

Want to join us in our members-only committees? You can volunteer for *Communication & Social Media, *Education & Outreach, *Legislation & Advocacy, or *Membership committees HERE.

Thank you for your support!

Jeanne Paynter, President