Cobb teacher snags another award, this one for at-risk gifted students

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Cobb teacher snags another award, this one for at-risk gifted students

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Teacher Elizabeth Dunlap of Fair Oaks Elementary posing when she was named the district's elementary school teacher of the year for 2016-17.

Elizabeth Dunlap better not be tired of smiling. Because she just won another teaching award.

Dunlap, already Cobb County School District's elementary school teacher of the year, won another award for her work with at-risk students in a Marietta school's Gifted Education program.

The Fair Oaks Elementary School teacher was honored as a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar by The National Association for Gifted Children.

The program highlights educators who serve students from low-income and minority populations that are historically underrepresented in gifted education, the school district said.

"Educators like Elizabeth are leaders and a voice for these gifted and talented children who have unique learning needs," said M. Rene Islas, executive director of NAGC.

The Javits-Frasier Scholars will come together to learn from other teachers and leaders in gifted education at the 63rd NAGC convention at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.

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"I feel honored to be able to work and learn from the other scholars over the course of this year so that I can be a better educator for the gifted and talented children that I serve," Dunlap said.

You can find information about Marietta City Schools, such as test scores, graduation rates, and school climate ratings at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.

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