SAGE is very pleased to announce a new scholarship fund for gifted teacher education as a memorial for one of the educator founders of SAGE, Sherry Hamilton.

The concept of SAGE was born in a classroom at Grapevine Elementary School in the fall of 2010. That GT classroom belonged to Sherry Hamilton. While she did not realize the future impact of the movement, she was supportive of the parents who were interested in creating awareness of gifted students and of their desire to educate teachers and administrators about the unique educational and social/emotional needs of gifted and talented students.

Sherry Hamilton passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 after an extended illness. She began teaching in GCISD in 1986. She taught at Cannon and Dove Elementary Schools, then devoted 12 years as the gifted specialist at Grapevine Elementary until she retired in 2012. She had a passion for all children and especially for gifted children. She never hesitated to share her knowledge and love of GT children with anyone who wanted to learn how to help this unique group of children reach their potential.

Many of the district gifted specialists, active and retired, along with some former administrators who all worked with Sherry, are donating $400 toward this scholarship fund in memory of Sherry Hamilton for the continuation of future educational opportunities for teachers of gifted students in GCISD for this school year.

If you would like to donate, please click the PayPal button below and use PayPal, a credit card or a debit card. You will have to log into PayPal. If you have trouble using this button, please open your PayPal app, log in, and send money to and type Sherry Hamilton in the memo line.