Gifted Resource Council 40th Anniversary

Please join us to celebrate
Gifted Resource Council’s 40th Anniversary

Sunday, April 30, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres – $75 per person

Your ticket will help continue to provide engaging opportunities for bright and talented students to learn, grow and achieve their potential.

We will honor the following teachers with 20+ years of service and celebrate the contribution GRC has made to the gifted community for the past 40 years.

Bev Berla
Art Koenig
Hameeda Qadafi
Barb Wnek

Nancy Brennan
Mike Moore
Steve Randoll
Carrie Ziolkowski

Lisa Hummel
Kathy Murphy
Susan Schneider

If you have any special memories of GRC please take a few moments to share them with us!

RSVP below by April 20th, 2023.
The event is hosted at a private home in Frontenac. Address provided upon RSVP. Sunday afternoon attire.

Laura Falk, M.Ed.

Executive Director

Laura brings more than 25 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. Laura has worked in public and independent schools for almost 20 years, as well as nine years in nonprofit organizations. She has bachelors degrees in English and Theatre from Vanderbilt University and her masters in education from Southern Oregon University.

“As someone involved in education and organizations serving youth for my entire professional career, I particularly understand the importance of programs that address the needs and challenges of bright and talented children, as well as for their parents and teachers.”

She goes on to say, “Both my sons greatly enjoyed Equations competitions, and my younger son also participated in Creative Convention, Saturday Learning Labs, and Summer Academies. So I have seen—both as a parent and an educator—what a powerful presence GRC provides to bright and gifted students in the community..”

Outside of work, Laura can be found hiking, quilting, reading and doing word puzzles.

Megan Barr

Office Manager

Megan provides the delightful voice on the phone when someone calls GRC. She’s also a whiz with spreadsheets and databases and keeps the logistics side of the office humming. Her previous experience includes work as a technology trainer and administrative assistant at NESI, and the UMSL Computer Education and Training Center. Outside of work, Megan is a writer, crafter, and keeper of two wonderful cats, Loki and Freya.

Megan Barr

Marla Dell


Marla is GRC’s keeper of all things financial since 1995. Marla also provides the institutional knowledge in our tiny office, as she’s been involved with GRC since her son was a participant. Marla won the Gifted Association of Missouri 2001 Parent Award for her contributions to gifted education in Missouri. Marla can also often be found volunteering at her church, gardening, and playing with her new kitten Bubba.

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