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Woodstock, NY


Gifted Matters 4 Kids is New York State's premiere service for gifted and twice-exceptional learners, developed and provided by Dr. Susan Paynter of Woodstock, NY, child advocate, award-winning educator, and nationally recognized expert on gifted learners.



Select commendations of Dr. Susan Paynter.

Reaching for the Stars
Selected as an exemplary school leader to receive training in creating blue ribbon schools. 

CSPAN Award for innovative use of Public TV 
National recognition for developing a program that integrated business advertising with presidential debates.

Rudolph Award for Science Excellence
Developed an exemplary science course on Biodiversity and Space.

Rudolph Award for Science Excellence
Developed an original science course on fulcrums and the Renaissance.

Department of Education Law Related Education Grant 
Designed a program that integrated conflict resolution and history.

Eisenhower Grant
Received for technology and computer staff training.

A+ for Kids Teacher Network
Designed a program on historical research selected for excellency and disseminated to other New Jersey teachers. 

Teacher of the Year
New Jersey Governor’s Recognition Program.

Commended by New Jersey Governor Kean
For environmental work with children.

Honor Society.

The 360 Degree Principal
First Charter School Director in New Jersey to be selected for this $5,000 grant, which provided training in staff evaluation and assessment.