Sharon Duncan

How to Communicate Effectively with My Child’s Teacher

Speaker: Jere Chang

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 • 5:00 p.m. PDT

via Zoom (Register below for the link)


With students returning to the classroom, many families are eager to talk to their child’s teacher, and families of gifted children are no exception. Jere Chang will help families navigate effective ways to communicate with your child’s teacher. While educators are trained in serving students with varying learning styles and abilities, open communication with teachers is invaluable. Like any profession, educators communicate in a variety of ways. In this presentation, Jere Chang will discuss effective methods for productive conversations with your child’s teacher(s). As a parent of a gifted identified child, Jere understands the value of wanting to ensure that our children are both challenged and nurtured in the classroom.

About the Speaker

Jere Chang is a gifted education teacher for grades 1st-5th at a public STEAM charter school in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 25 years of educational experience spanning from kindergarten – college. She received two M.Ed.s from the University of Georgia:  College Administration and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and earned a 3rd M. Ed. from Georgia State University: English as a Second Language. 

Ms. Chang has both reading and gifted education endorsements, and previously taught applied linguistics for teachers earning their ESOL endorsement. Prior to working in the classroom, Ms. Chang worked as an academic counselor at the University of Georgia helping incoming students with test-taking, reading, and time-management strategies. 

Ms. Chang has spoken at conferences across the U.S. with topics ranging from Using Humor in the Classroom to Incorporating PBL and STEAM in the Gifted Classroom. In 2017, Ms. Chang was recognized by the University of Georgia as the Distinguished Alumni for the Department of Education. 

Ms. Chang strives to connect with students by building meaningful relationships and creating an inclusive classroom atmosphere.