The Gifted Specialists and Department of Teaching and Learning are enthusiastic about working with the identified Gifted students (and their parents) in the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Project Excel program.
In the Cuyahoga FallsCity schools Mission Statement “EACH student” includes each gifted student who needs to and has the right to learn along with all of our children, even when the gifted student's skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, and thought processes are already more complex than expectations of the standard curriculum or of their classmates.
The goal of your Gifted Team of trained specialists and leadership is to work with teachers, parents, community members, administration, and staff to provide opportunities for these children to maximize their learning experiences in the Cuyahoga Falls Schools, and to provide resources to encourage these children in this journey!
JAVITS resource for TEACHERS: (Register once and select "Teacher Module")
District Gifted Coordinator:
Karen Rumley – Consultant, Summit County ESC
Elementary School Gifted Specialists:
Leslie Dougherty: Enrichment at DeWitt, Price, Richardson, & SilverLake
Cheryl Beisel: Enrichment & Pull-Out at Lincoln and Preston
Middle School Gifted Specialists/ Qualified Teachers:
Lori Jordan: Enriched 6th English Language Arts
Debi Hackley: Enriched 7th English Language Arts
Melanie Wilkins: Enriched 8th English Language Arts
Courtney Rubino: Enriched 6th and 7th English Language Arts
Julie Dudones: Enriched 8th English Language Arts