Angela Smith, Gifted Resource Teacher
Gifted services at Auburn Elementary School include a K-5 gifted
program and a K-3 Talent Pool. Students are identified for placement in
either program using multiple criteria. At this time, in Montgomery
County, students can be identified as gifted in the specific academic
areas of language arts and mathematics. Talent Pool placement means that
a student shows advanced-learning characteristics and is placed in a
learning environment where those talents can be given time to develop.
Each Talent Pool placement is reviewed for gifted identification during
the student’s fourth grade year.
Nominations for gifted placement can come from teachers, as well as
parents, or, in some cases, students themselves. You can express your
interest in making a gifted nomination by contacting the Mrs. Smith.
After the nomination, the identification process includes: parent and
teacher checklists, portfolio items from school and home, a student
interview, teacher observation, and standardized aptitude and
achievement testing. In order to complete this process during the
current school year, referrals need to be received by February 1.
However, the identification and placement of students is a continuous
Your gifted resource teacher at Auburn Elementary is Angela Smith. As
a "resource teacher" she is a resource for classroom teachers, working
closely with them to enrich, expand, and differentiate the curriculum
for identified students in grades K-5. Her duties also include
screening, evaluation, and identification of gifted students, along with
providing in-class collaboration and pullout services to gifted and
talent pool students. Additionally, Mrs. Smith is available as a
resource for teachers, parents and families. Feel free to contact
Mrs. Smith throughout the year with any questions or for further
information. Her email address is:
firstname.lastname@example.org and she has voicemail at 381-6565.
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