Education Leaders Honored at SENG

Melanie Hayes and Kate Bachtel (Photo courtesy SENG).

HOUSTON — The Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) conference in Houston this weekend honored three professionals who have devoted their careers to improving the lives of gifted students.

Dr. Joy Davis, recently retired as an associate professor of education at Virginia Union University, received SENG’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her 30 years in gifted education as a teacher, professor, administrator, and consultant.

SENG Board of Directors president-elect Dr. Kristina Collins lauded Davis for her work “advocating for increased attention on the needs of gifted, especially African-American students and their families.”

Davis, who was unable to attend the ceremon...


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