Gifted and Talented Facilitator and 5/6 Math teacher
Raye McCoy Elementary
Phone: 943-5000 x 8445
Conference time 2:30 - 3:00
My Education and 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 30 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 my students each day and I am blessed to work in such a caring environment.I have a wonderful husband of 42 years, three children, and ten grandchildren. I love to garden and am a certified Master Gardener. I also love swimming, sailing, kayaking, and horseback riding. I am a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. In my free time, I am either gardening, at the lake, or training my 4-year-old Gypsy Vanner gelding, Navi.
Goals of Gifted and Talented
Our goal is to challenge our gifted and talented 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 a very important part of mental and 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 in the future.
Gifted and Talented Extension ClassesGT Extension class is an enrichment for students identified as gifted and talented. It is meant to enhance, not replace differentiation in the core subject areas. Differentiation in the core subject 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 gifted students excel in research and create excellent products of their own choice within specified areas of study. GT Extension class is project-based using integrated thematic units. Each unit of study lasts about a semester.For more information about the curriculum for gifted learners in GISD please go to Georgetown ISD Gifted and Talented Program Information.