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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Mission Statement 

Educators and administrators of the Fort Smith School District are committed to providing a rigorous academic environment to meet the educational needs of advanced learners. Gifted programming is an ongoing process through which we develop the emerging strengths of each identified students in intellect, motivation, and creativity. By offering differentiated instruction and opportunities, the students will become competent and productive citizens.

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program provides enrichment and advanced learning opportunities to students who have been identified as having or possessing the potential for academic gifts and talents. Through classes designed to meet the unique needs of these students and taught by GT specialists, skills in high-order thinking, creativity, and leadership are developed and enhanced along with career exploration matching individual interests and abilities. Learning activities are differentiated for the students in choice of content, process, and product. In addition, students may participate in academic competitions.

The structure of these classes progresses as follows:
Elementary: weekly pull-out sessions
Junior High: daily special class and pre-Advanced Placement classes
Senior High: pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement classes.

GATE Program Handbook Spanish

Forms/Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Events and Activities
Programming - Curriculum - Instruction
Identification
Staff and Parent Information and Resources
Evaluations 

Parker Center Gate Program Staff (479-784-8182, phone extensions are in parentheses)

Susan Boone, Supervisor of Special Programs (3514)

Toni Bullard, Secretary to Supervisor (3562)

Advanced Placement Supervisor
Martin Mahan, Director of Secondary Education (479-785-2501, ext. 1262)

 

 











Elementary GATE Specialists: Kristen Holloway, Rosie Geren, Rhonda Solley, 

Tammy Irons, Susan Etzkorn, and Lorie Horn

 









Secondary GATE Specialists:  Amy Markham, Bill Becker, Teresa Freeman

 

GIFTED AND TALENTED SPECIALISTS

Name

School(s)

School Phone Number

ELEMENTARY

Susan Etzkorn, Coordinator

setzkorn@fortsmithschools.org

Fairview

Orr

Trusty

783-3214

646-3711

783-7720

Rosie Geren

rgeren@fortsmithschools.org

Ballman

Beard

Sunnymede

783-1280

646-0834

783-6327

Kristen Holloway

khollowa@fortsmithschools.org

Cavanaugh

Pike

Woods

646-1131

783-4506

452-5808

Lorie Horn

lhorn@fortsmithschools.org

Carnall

Euper Lane

Howard

Morrison

646-3612

452-2601

783-7382

782-7045

Tammy Irons

tirons@fortsmithschools.org

Barling

Cook

Tilles

452-0211

646-8880

785-5606

Rhonda Solley

rsolley1@fortsmithschools.org

Bonneville

Spradling

Sutton

478-3161

783-8048

785-1778

SECONDARY

Amy Markham, Coordinator

amarkham@fortsmithschools.org


Chaffin


452-2226

Bill Becker

bbecker@fortsmithschools.org


Kimmons


785-2451

Teresa Freeman

tfreeman@fortsmithschools.org


Ramsey


783-5115

 

 

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In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Dr. Annette Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources and Support Services. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Dra. Annette Henderson si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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