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Gifted Education

Gifted Education Department Information


To recognize and nurture exceptional abilities of all gifted and talented students to foster higher-level, creative, and productive thinking and healthy affective qualities.


 In pursuit of gifted learners of all backgrounds reaching their fullest potential, we envision learning environments that build capacity for positive engagement, self-awareness, and self-advocacy in order for students to drive their own intellectual and affective growth.


  • Gifted abilities exist and should be identified and served in students of all ages from all cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.

  • Gifted learners have unique strengths and needs that must be addressed.

  • Cognitive development is enhanced within social and emotional wellness.

  • Learners should be active participants and share the responsibility for maximizing the learning opportunities provided.

  • District and school administration, teachers, families, and the community share the responsibility to provide relevant and challenging opportunities to develop the individual potential of gifted learners.

Gifted Education Teachers



Contact Info

Robin Alt

Gifted Education Teacher--SCE/SPE

Janet Peasley

District Gifted Education Coordinator

Gifted Education Specialist--SGS K-8

Emmy Wood

Gifted Education Teacher--SSMS 

Susanmarie Oddo

Gifted Education Coordinator --SSHS, YVHS 

Kristen Atwood

Director of Exceptional Student Services

Gifted Education Resources