Rupali Hofmann and Mary-Talmage Rada, Teachers at Eldorado K-8
Outstanding contributions to education and support of TAG students

Left to Right: Superintendent Bruce Messinger, Mary-Talmage Rada, Rupali Hofmann, and
Robyn Hamasaki (Presenter)

Rupali Hofmann is Eldorado K-8 TAG Elective Class--Co-teacher with Mary-Talmage Rada (8th grade Advanced Language Arts Class). Ms. Hofmann and Ms. Rada teach an elective class for our gifted 7th and 8th graders to support their social emotional needs within the school day. Each gifted 7th and 8th grader has the opportunity to take 1 trimester of this TAG elective course. The students value this course as it explicitly teaches them how to cope with their unique social emotional needs as a result of being identified as a gifted student. Rupali has received recent recognition from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education and won a BVGT Honor Roll advocacy award.