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Unwrap your Gifts and Talents
 
Gifted Department Vision
We strive to meet the intellectual, academic and social emotional needs of
the gifted learner by providing more depth, more complexity and independent
study beyond the regular curriculum. Our program serves students by providing a
relevant and deeper understanding of all the world has to offer. We strive to motivate our students to become lifelong learners and leaders.
 
 
Hello! I am the GT specialist for Rosehill and Decker Prairie Elementary Schools, and I'm thrilled to be working with you! I am a lifelong learner and an avid reader, who is eager to challenge each student and pass on my love for learning and problem solving.
 
I grew up in Baytown, TX, where I participated in Goose Creek ISD's GT and honors programs through 12th grade. I attended Baylor University for undergraduate work, and Texas Tech for my Masters Degree in science.
 
I have three children all from Tomball ISD, the best school district around! My step-son graduated from Tomball High School, Texas State, and is now working in Houston. My youngest daughter is in 9th grade at TMHS, where she participates in FFA raising a goat, and theater, and my other is a freshman at Baylor majoring in premed.  I will be attending a lot of football games this fall at Baylor!
 
I love animals, and I have a golden retriever named Sassie and a toy poodle named Scarlet. If I wasn't a teacher I would be a vet. My hobbies include reading, singing, swimming and boogey boarding. I enjoy white sandy beaches each summer and would love to live on the beach someday!
 
I cannot wait to see each and every one of you. This is going to be a
fantastic year!
 

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Spring Testing Update

Spring testing for 1-4 was due to start after spring break, but due to school closure, we are still assessing a plan for testing.  Please be assured that if you or a staff member requested testing, the students will be tested in the future.  We cannot do remote testing, as some parents have emailed me about.  Testing cannot be resumed until it can be done in person.  Thank you!

Covid Update

My wonderful GT friends. I miss you tons!  I hope you are staying safe and healthy.  Make sure to check your google classroom for extra enrichment ideas during our remote learning time.  
 

NEW to TISD students ONLY

Students new to TISD are eligible to receive GT testing in the fall.  Fall window is open until Oct. 15.  Please contact me if you feel your student is a good candidate and is brand new to Tomball.

GT Parent Engagement Nights

If you would like to have an opportunity to attend a GT parent engagement night, they are planned for Oct. 1 or Oct 22 at the Staff Development Center rm 107 (1302 Keefer St.) 6-7 pm
Please rsvp using this link: http://tinyurl.com/TISDGTParent

Spring Nomination Window GT testing Grades 1-4

The nomination window has opened for GT testing, grades 1-4.  If you would like your child tested, please email me and I will send a permission to test form home for you to sign, along with a parent inventory.  Thank you!

New to TISD testing

If you are new to TISD and would like to have your child tested for gifted and talented services, please email elizabethclark@tomballisd.net!
 
Fall testing is only for those students new to TISD.  Kinder will be automatically screened and assessed in the winter (Nov-February) and all others are tested in the spring by teacher or parent recommendation.