Science & Arts Academy Hosts Virtual Parent Education Event

  • Students at Science & Arts Academy.Noah Mulgrew

    Students at Science & Arts Academy.Noah Mulgrew

Updated 1/10/2022 8:40 AM

Science & Arts Academy (SAA), an independent school for gifted students in Des Plaines, is hosting a live virtual parent education event titled "Educational Approaches for Gifted Learners" on Wednesday, January 12 from Noon-12:30pm. Part of SAA's Snapshot event series offering the community quick 30-minute virtual events for parents, this event is free and open to the public.

"Educational Approaches for Gifted Learners" will feature SAA's own Dr. Ama Thompson and offer parents insight into important instructional strategies that are invaluable to gifted learners. Dr. Thompson is SAA's Director of Academic Resources and Assessment, providing assistance to teachers and parents in order to meet the needs of SAA students. She has spent over 20 years in education and has an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University.


Director of Enrollment, Mindy Hildebrandt, has developed the Snapshot series of events for the local community, recognizing the need for quick, valuable and real-time interaction between parents and experts. "We are pleased to serve as a resource for the broader gifted community and provide opportunities for parents to make connections and ask questions."

Parents are invited to register for this, or other public events, on the school's website at

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