K-5 Gifted Services
Elementary Gifted and Talented Educational Services
Elementary Gifted Resource Teachers (GRT) provide services and instruction through a hybrid delivery model with "pull-out" and "push-in" opportunities for students identified as in need of gifted services. This hybrid delivery model facilitates the goal of meeting the academic and affective needs of the identified students in various settings. Identified Elementary Gifted Students are provided the following:
Resource--Students have a variety of opportunities to work with intellectual peers in a pull-out or enrichment situation, where the curriculum is enhanced and differentiated beyond the typical grade-level classroom experience.
Cluster Grouping--Students are grouped with other identified gifted students in the general education classroom to provide opportunities with like-minded peers.
Classroom Teacher Resource Support--Each school has one gifted resource teacher who works with students, classroom teachers, parents, and administrators to provide opportunities to nurture our gifted students’ abilities. Using a coaching model provides the gifted resource teacher the opportunity to push into classrooms and pull-out students to meet their needs.
Mark Donahue(540) 658-6800
Laura Van Dyk
Kate Waller Barrett