Each PTA is strongly encouraged to identify a volunteer to serve as its GT Liaison for the 2016-2017 school year. The GT Liaison plays a vital role in advocating for the needs of highly able learners by providing a critical link among the school community, the MCCPTA GCC, and MCPS. The time commitment is rather minimal, and the role can be shared by more than one person at a school.

Examples of opportunities for GT Liaisons include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Staying up-to-date on GT-related information from MCPS and MCCPTA, and ensuring that information is shared with families in a timely manner.
  • Participating in the GCC listserv, where GT Liaisons and interested families can discuss ongoing challenges and successes related to meeting the needs of highly able learners
  • Working with both parents and staff at your school to understand and advocate for opportunities for highly able learners

As MCPS begins its Choice Study response plan, the GT Liaison position is especially important this year.

Once your PTA has identified a GT Liaison for this year, please email that person’s name, school, and contact information to Iris Masucci, Vice Chair of the MCCPTA Gifted Child Committee, at

We look forward to working with every school and having a productive year!


MCCPTA committees address our advocacy issues, such as Education, Health & Safety, Capital & Operating Budget, as well as operating functions for the organization.

Lang Lin
             Chair, MCCPTA Gifted Child Committee                  ​Iris Masucci & Kim Testa
Vice Chairs, MCCPTA Gifted Child Committee​

Celebrating 74 Years of Putting Children FIRST!

 Gifted child committee


Appointed Chairmen provide leadership to MCCPTA committees and  are members of the MCCPTA Board of Directors. 

Gifted Child Committee Event: 9/27/17 
​Prof. Guilbault come and present her study on social/emotional development of gifted students. 
Gifted students don't just need advanced academic materials, but help in other areas as well.  
The attached files are a picture of Prof. Guilbault and her presentation. 
​Please feel free to distribute.  We think that parents will find this information eye-opening. 
Presentation: Social Emotional Development and Needs of the Gifted 9/27/17

Local PTAs

All PTA members are welcome to join MCCPTA Committees of interest. Contact the listed Committee Chairman for more information.