Gifted and Talented | Kimberly
“Every child deserves an equal opportunity to struggle.” – Mary Slade
The Kimberly School District strives to empower all students to flourish and prosper both today and tomorrow. The Gifted and Talented Program (GT) pursues this effort by recognizing and addressing the unique needs of gifted students, including social, emotional, and cognitive needs. The district also recognizes that there are different domains of giftedness, that gifted students may be twice exceptional, and come from many diverse backgrounds.
The district will meet these needs by providing differentiated curriculum and instructional methods as well as opportunities for extended, in-depth studies in areas of personal passions and interests. All of these approaches will seek to assist students to become confident, independent thinkers; demonstrate persistence and solution-oriented attitudes toward solving problems; cooperate and collaborate well with others; learn higher cognitive and creative skills; and understand effective leadership.
3 Year Gifted and Talented Plan, Submitted and approved Fall of 2016
2016-2017 GT ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Shae Bair, Parent
Sara Crystal, GT Coordinator
Daren Garey, Parent & Teacher
Karen Hall, School Counselor
Marvin Mumm, Teacher
Differentiation Specialist Team: Marygrace Ahern, Jessica Cann, Brett Darington, Deanna Miller, Katrina Rodabaugh
We take the needs of all of our students very seriously. We seek to improve our GT services by analyzing data and focusing on areas for growth.
Quality professional development for teachers in meeting the needs of Gifted and Talented students
Improvements to the identification process to increase accuracy and efficiency
Increased programing options for Gifted and Talented students