Gifted and Talented Facilitator
Raye McCoy Elementary
Phone: 943-5000 x 8445
My Education & Teaching BackgroundI graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1979. I have taught in Austin and also in Georgetown with a combined total of 20 years of experience. I have taught sixth grade, fifth grade, third grade and second grade. I love to learn and love working with children. It gives me such a thrill to see them each day and I am blessed to work in such a wonderful environment.I have a wonderful husband of 36 years, three children, and eight grandchildren. I love to garden and am a certified Master Gardener. I also love swimming, sailing and horseback riding. I am a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty, take piano lessons and own Giardino Bertucci, a new venue in the Georgetown area.GT Math ClassesThe GT Math classes use the GISD Scope & Sequence from their grade level & the grade above. Students also have weekly "Slip" problems and Chapter Projects to challenge their problem solving skills.
Our Goal is to challenge our GT students. GT students are not often challenged enough, and therefore tend to "shut down" when a challenge does arrive. Challenges can be frustrating, but are very important to mental & emotional development. It is our goal to get these students used to challenges so that they have the skills necessary to pursue any challenge or interest that comes their way. (Any future doctors, lawyers, scientists, or engineers out there???)GT Extension ClassesGT Extension class is an enrichment for students identified as gifted in Language Arts, Science or Social Studies. It is meant to enrich, not replace differentiation in these core areas. Differentiation in these three core areas is served by the cluster teacher. The GT Extension class was created to support the GISD policies and procedures for the gifted to help GT students excel in research and creating excellent products with a STEM focus.
GT Extension class is project based, using integrated thematic units.
Each of our units last about a semester.
3rd Grade: Computer Science & Research
4th Grade: Computer Science & Engineering Units (using Lego Simple Machines), Texas Performance Standards Project
5th Grade: Robotics Unit (using Lego Mindstorms) & Computer Science, Forensics
Last Modified on September 10, 2015