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Fall Social

“Components of a Quality & Comprehensive Gifted Education Program”

Kris Happe

With over twenty years in education, Kris Happe has served as a classroom teacher, gifted resource teacher, university adjunct instructor and various coordinator roles during her career. In 2003 Kris was recruited by Big Lake Schools to assess and revamp their K-12 Gifted Program. Since then she has served in a variety of roles, with the most recent being the Assessment and Data Coordinator. Kris has enjoyed her seat on the Minnesota Department of Education's Gifted and Talented Advisory Council since 2007. This fall Kris is thrilled to rejoin the staff in Osseo Area Schools to work in the gifted education department with students and coaching teachers.

Kris' experience with gifted children is not limited to her professional life. Both of Kris' own children, son, nine year old Sam, and daughter, 11 year old Grace, participate in the Quest Program for highly gifted children in the Buffalo School District in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Thursday, September 29, 2011
6:30 - 8:00 PM
RCTC Heintz Center - Commons, Room HA 134, & Room HA 136
Park in the East Lot and enter through the H7 doors. Location Map
Please note: The Heintz Center can be hard to find! Here is a printable location map to help you find your way!

You are invited to the GATEway Fall Social on Thursday, September 29th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the RCTC Heintz Center. This is a great way to kick off the year, to get to know a little more about GATEway and to meet other families with gifted children.Please join us at 6:30 pm in the RCTC Heintz Center Commons for dessert and social time. At 7:00 pm, the school age children will move to room HA 136 for supervised games and activities. The adults will move to room HA 134 to hear our guest speaker, Kris Happe, present "Components of a Quality & Comprehensive Gifted Education Program." The Fall Social is cosponsored with RCTC Community and Youth Programs.

Please RSVP below so we know approximately how many people to expect. There is a small chance our speaker presentation room will fill up. If that happens, we'll post a notice on the website and notify the affected families by email or phone. For this reason, we'd appreciate it if you would contact us if you later decide you will not be attending. 

Contact us at with questions or to alter your RSVP. Thanks!

(it may take 30 minutes or longer to show up)