Special Education Staff:
Michelle Coppedge, Director
Denise Ballew, Supervisor
Robin Wilson, Psychometrist
Misty Tate, Behavior Specialist
Cheri' Wright, Bookkeeper
Gifted and Talented
The State of Alabama defines intellectually gifted children and youth as those who perform or who have demonstrated the potential to perform at high levels in academic or creative fields when compared to other students of their age, experience, or environment. These students require services not ordinarily provided by the regular school program. Children and youth possessing these abilities can be found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. Students are identified as gifted in a multitude of areas using multiple criteria. We recognize that talents and gifts may manifest in multiple disciplines. Talent areas are best nurtured through facilitating students actively acquiring knowledge and skills in processing information. Deep and complex understanding of the disciplines, social and emotional stability, and critical thinking allow students to become independent, lifelong learners. Gifted and general education teacher collaboration differentiates instruction, continuing the gifted students’ engagement in learning.
Gifted and Talented Teachers: Nicole Hoffman, Stacey Pierce, and Tammy Price
Special Olympics will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022.