This will be my 12th year at Shaw VPA. I have over 25 years experience as a teacher of the gifted in St. Louis Public Schools, and hold certifications in Elementary Education, Music and Gifted Education. I have worked with Gifted & Talented programs as well as programs in Arts and Academics in the district and community for many years, including the Gifted Resource Council, College for Kids, and the St. Louis Science Center.
The Shaw VPA Gifted & Talented Program offers a comprehensive approach to gifted education designed to address the academic, social and developmental needs of gifted children. The emphasis is on developing gifted students’ sense of leadership, responsibility and respectful social interaction with others in a society which includes gifts of many kinds. Studies in this program include an accelerated pace of learning in mathematics, thematic problem/project-based learning in science and history, personalized mentoring in the scientific method, authentic and classic literature studies including production of a Shakespeare play, and participation in school-wide projects in which the gifted students play leadership roles, such as Chess Club and Lego Robotics.
Last Modified on September 22, 2017