Peabody School Hosts Gifted Education Speaker Series Featuring Ed Zaccaro

Peabody School is proud to announce that Ed Zaccaro, renowned mathematician, author, and educator will be presenting “Nurturing a Mathematical Gift into a Passion” in the Batten Building at Peabody School on Monday, March 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. “Mr. Zaccaro is an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable presenter and we are delighted that he has chosen to come to Peabody School to share with our families, teachers, and the larger Charlottesville community,” says Katie Murrah, Director of Admissions and Marketing.
Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He is endorsed in Gifted Education and holds a Masters degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa.  Ed is a popular presenter at math, home school, and gifted education conferences around the country and has approached gifted education as a parent, teacher, and school board member. His students will testify to his ability to make math fun and challenging for them as well as his unique sense of humor which comes through in his classes and workshops. He is the author of several books that are used by teachers and parents of mathematically gifted children around the country.

Nurturing a Mathematical Gift into a Passion
A failure to find mathematics challenging, interesting, or relevant are significant factors when children lose interest in mathematics. Children who are talented in mathematics must be exposed to material that lights a fire and nurtures their gift. This session will give teachers and parents information that will help them nurture their students’ passion for mathematics.

With the rise of STEM careers, encouraging students to strengthen their interest in mathematics is more important than ever. Parents and teachers attending the Gifted Education Speaker Series will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Zaccaro and purchase select books from the author. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email with your name and phone number to Katie Murrah at

Peabody School

1232 Stoney Ridge Road

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 296-6901