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My name is Kimberly Greenfield and this is my 18th year in PWCS.  I have taught first grade for 11 years and Gifted Education for 6 years.  I hold a B.A. in English Literature from Mary Washington College, a Master of Education degree from Marymount University and a postgraduate certificate in Gifted Education from the University of Mary Washington.  My husband and I enjoy spending time at the beach and playing with our two dogs.  When I'm not at school, you can find me knitting, relaxing with friends or teaching traditional Scottish Highland dancing.  

Please feel free to reach out at any time via email (greenfkt@pwcs.edu) or on Class Dojo.



Instructional Objectives of the Gifted Education Program


Our goals are to develop skills in critical thinking, creative thinking, conceptual thinking, communication and collaboration in order to encourage and enable students to become self-directed learners.  

Referring a Student for Gifted Evaluation


In Prince William County Elementary schools, students are found eligible for Gifted Services in Specific Intellectual Aptitude (Language Arts or Mathematics).  The Identification and Placement process in Prince William County uses multiple criteria.  The identification process begins either through general screening procedures or through the referral of a student by a parent, teacher, school staff member, community  member or the student themselves.  Referral forms may be obtained below or from the Gifted Education teacher.  

A division Identification and Placement meeting to determine eligibility will be held within 90 school days from the date that written parent permission is received.  The criteria evaluated in the Gifted Education identification process include the following:
    * Assessment of student products and classroom performance
    *Parent observations
    *Teacher evaluation and observations
    *Aptitude and achievement test scores

Identification criteria and services vary greatly among localities.  Transfer students who have been receiving Gifted Education services in other school divisions do not automatically receive services in Prince William County.  The Gifted Education teacher will review the student's file and initiate Prince William County's formal identification process.  Sometimes data from the student's previous school will be able to be utilized.  When enrolling your student, please notify the school of the student's identification for services in another locality.  

Please see the "Gifted at a Glance" document below for more information about Gifted identification.

 

 



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