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Gifted and Talented

Mission

The Gifted Education Department supports the identification of and programming for gifted children K-12. This department works with staff, parents, and the community in the area of gifted education. Our mission is to ensure gifted students’ learning and growth through educational provisions and advocacy.

The Gifted Education Department is responsible for the following:

  • Develop and support implementation of the District’s Program Plan for Gifted Education in the SVVSD
  • Provide training and support to staff that instruct gifted students
  • Offer opportunities for parents to partner with the SVVSD to improve programming and opportunities available to gifted students
  • Offer enrichment opportunities for advanced students in the SVVSD
  • Train and support staff to assure compliance with state law in regards to gifted education
  • Support buildings in identification, programming, and Advanced Learning Plan development through training and coaching
  • Manage and account for the Gifted Education grant funds received annually to fund gifted programming and services
  • Communicate with and report to the Colorado Department of Education on programming, services, and professional development related to gifted education.

Program Overview

Gifted Services supports the identification and programming for gifted students, grades K-12.  This department collaborates with staff, parents, and the community in support of advanced learners. The mission of Gifted Services is to ensure learning and growth through implementation of educational provisions and advocacy.

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Jennifer Mayer

Gifted & Talented Coordinator- Elementary

303-702-7808 mayer_jennifer@svvsd.org

Jaimarie Nelson
Jaimarie Nelson

Gifted & Talented Coordinator – Secondary

303-702-7808 Nelson_Jaimarie@svvsd.org

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Consuelo Moreno

Gifted & Talented Secretary

(303) 702-7808 moreno_consuelo@svvsd.org

Rebecca Upthegrove
Rebecca Upthegrove

Gifted & Talented Secretary

303-702-7883 upthegrove_rebecca@svvsd.org

Gifted Services encompasses:

  • Development and implementation of the Comprehensive Program Plan (updated every four years)
  • Training and support for staff instructing advanced learners
  • Development of opportunities for parents in partnershp with SVVSD to build understanding of gifted needs and strengths
  • Support of various enrichment opportunities for advanced students
  • Professional development and support for GT personnel with focus on state law compliance
  • Support for buildings regarding identification, programming, and Advanced Learning Plan development
  • Financial management of annual Colorado Department of Education grants funding gifted programming and services throughout the district
  • Communication and collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education focusing on programming, services, and professional development related to gifted education and services

Contact Us

Jennifer Mayer

Gifted & Talented Coordinator- Elementary

Consuelo Moreno

Gifted & Talented Secretary

Jaimarie Nelson

Gifted & Talented Coordinator - Secondary

Rebecca Upthegrove

Gifted & Talented Secretary