Welcome to DAEG!
On behalf of the Darien Advocates for the Education of the Gifted (DAEG), welcome! DAEG is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote excellent education for both our gifted students and all students throughout Darien. To that end, we support both Darien’s Idea Program (Darien’s gifted education program) and Darien’s public school system as a whole through a variety of means:
Extracurricular enrichment school programs at both the elementary and middle school levels open to all students in line with the Idea program’s goals and objectives. Courses are offered before or after school and typically meet once per week over a series of weeks.
Conference Week enrichment programs offered after school during fall and spring conference sessions at all elementary schools.
Twice annual round table discussions with Darien’s Idea Program Coordinator Dale Wagner for interested parents.
Annual guest speaker/luncheon on the various needs and opportunities available for gifted students.
SAT preparation for 7th graders interested in applying to various advanced summer programs such as the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).
Significant annual grants for any and all qualified Darien Public School teachers and para-professionals for professional enhancement.
Becoming involved in DAEG is a great way for you to stay connected and make a difference, and we welcome all interested volunteers!
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you in person.
Heather Schuddeboom & Christine Bang