Category: Special Schools & Programs

46 - More Than Just Academics: Benefits of an Enrichment Program from Parental Perspectives

Saturday, Nov 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Students with gifts and talents are more than just their intelligence. In addition to their academic programming needs, socioemotional needs should also be emphasized. Do parents feel an academic program meets their child’s socioemotional needs? Parents of students participating in a university-based enrichment program responded regarding the program’s academic effectiveness, but also mentioned social/emotional benefits.


Alissa Salazar

Graduate Research Assistant
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Alissa Salazar is a doctoral student in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies under the advisement of Dr. Marcia Gentry. After graduating from Purdue with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, she taught Kindergarten in Indiana. She has worked for the Gifted Education Resource Institute's Saturday and Summer programs as a teacher and counselor, and she is currently a Counseling Co-Coordinator of the Summer Residential program. She also teaches a course for undergraduate students about effective classroom management. Her research interests include parental and society influence on gifted education, underserved populations, and the effect of resource availability on the development of gifted students.

Hyeseong Lee

Doctoral Student
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Hyeseong Lee is a doctoral student in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies with Dr. Marcia Gentry as her advisor. She is a graduate assistant at GERI, and works as a coordinator of Super Saturday and Super Summer camp. Her research interests include topics related to young gifted learners, mentoring, talent development, and underserved population in gifted education. Prior to her doctoral study, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Seoul, Korea, and also had experience with preschoolers in Michigan. Her prior education includes a Master's degree in gifted education at Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in elementary education in Seoul National University of Education.