Arizona’s Donna Campbell Receives the 2019 NAGC David W. Belin Advocacy Award

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) awarded Donna Campbell, a consultant with the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, with the 2019 NAGC David W. Belin Advocacy Award at the 2019 NAGC 66th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Donna was instrumental in securing $1 million in funding for gifted education in the Arizona budget—the first time in nearly a decade.

The David W. Belin Advocacy Award is given annually to an individual or group that has successfully advocated at the state or federal level to incorporate gifted education, in a significant and meaningful way, into state or federal education policy.

“The awards program shines a light on those who are making a difference in supporting gifted children as they reach to achieve their personal best,” said Sally Krisel, NAGC Board President. “Donna’s advocacy efforts have led to a resurgence in gifted programming throughout Arizona.”

Also awarded to Arizona educators:

NAGC book of the year awards, in the practitioner category for “A Teachers Guide to Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning, went to Dina Brulles of PVUSD and Karen Brown of SUSD.

Jason McIntosh, with Washington Elementary School District, received a Network Award for Gifted Classroom or Clusters in Heterogeneous Classroom.

Congratulations to all our colleagues and friends for all they have done for gifted education across the United States.


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. 

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