The Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented State Board has awarded Sue Feigal-Hitch the Friend of the Gifted Award for her many years of dedication to gifted student programs.
Feigal-Hitch is currently the district coordinator of gifted services at Eden Prairie Schools and has been with the school’s gifted program for 34 years. She has also been instrumental in the implementation of Mosaic, a full-day classroom program for gifted elementary students, as well as leading professional development in the district, working as a curriculum developer, teacher trainer and a differentiation specialist.
“We can’t just hope we are making a difference for gifted students, we must believe we are making a significant difference in the lives of gifted children and then make it happen,” said Feigal-Hitch.
Feigal-Hitch is a member of the Minnesota State Advisory Board for Gifted and Talented, the Metro-MEGT Board and the Minnesota MEGT Board. Along with her work at EPS, she is also an adjunct professor at Hamline University and works as the coordinator of Hamline’s Gifted Certificate Program.