Welcome to Talent Development/GT
Hello Families! I am so excited to be the Gifted and Talented teacher for the 2nd year at Sheridan Hills Elementary. Before coming to Sheridan Hills I was a classroom teacher for 10 years. I had the chance to teach 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. I loved the time that I had as a classroom teacher, but my passion has always been differentiation. I am of the mindset that all students need to be challenged at their level. I am grateful that I get to be a part of your child’s personal learning experience at Sheridan Hills.
I received my Elementary Education Undergraduate Degree from University of Minnesota, Mankato. During this time, I also received a Middle School Language Arts Endorsement. After teaching for a couple of years, I went back to school at St. Mary’s University and got my Master of Arts in Education. As a life-long learner, I am always looking for ways to learn about how to improve my teaching and your child’s education.
I currently live in Northeast Minneapolis with my husband, Jason, and my twin three year olds, Penelope and Brooks. My kids just started their first year of pre-school and are loving learning just as much as me! One of my passions is running. I am training for my second marathon that is coming up in October!
I look forward to getting to know you and your child as the year and years progress! Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns as the year goes on.
General Gifted and Talented Important Information:
-I will be updating each grade level’s information each month. The update will include information about what we will be working on in reading and math for the month as well as any upcoming changes, field trips, or important notes from me.
-I am available to answer any questions via e-mail or phone call. The best way to get a hold of me is e-mail. Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org
-There will be a 4th grade enrichment field trip to the Creativity Festival coming up this winter. More information will be available soon regarding this trip.
-There will be a 5th grade enrichment field trip to The Young Author’s Conference at the end of the school year. More information will be available later this year regarding this trip.