About ITAG

The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization which was organized more than 40 years ago with a vision that gifted and talented children in the State of Iowa should receive an education commensurate with their abilities and needs.  ITAG is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

ITAG promotes advocacy at the national, state and local levels, pre-service and in-service training in gifted education, and parent/community awareness, education and involvement. ITAG is comprised of parents, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who share an interest in the growth and development of gifted and talented individuals in Iowa.

Mission Statement

The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association recognizes, values, and supports the unique and diverse needs of all talented and gifted children and youth through advocacy, education, and networking.

ADVOCACY by encouraging informed educational professionals, parents, policy makers, and all other stakeholders to take appropriate action for the benefit of talented and gifted learners.

EDUCATION by strengthening and encouraging the recognition and implementation of practices that support identification of talented and gifted learners and accommodation of the social, emotional, and intellectual levels.

NETWORKING by increasing opportunities for collaboration and cooperation among all stakeholders with the goal of advancing the abilities and developing the potential of talented and gifted learners.

Racial Justice Statement

The mission of the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG) is to meet the needs of talented and gifted children and programs through advocacy, education, and networking.  In support of the belief that gifted and talented children have the right to learn and grow without harm or prejudice, and that educational organizations have a responsibility to confront systemic and institutional racism, we denounce racial injustice and systemic racism of any kind.  We pledge to assist and support efforts addressing issues of institutional racism and racial injustice for talented and gifted students.

ITAG also joins in supporting the statement from the National Association for Gifted Children: https://www.nagc.org/about-nagc/media/press-releases/nagc-denounces-racism-and-stands-social-justice