Gifted and Talented Education

  • Welcome to the Gifted and Talented Education page! My name is Annette Palmer, and I am the Gifted and Talented Facilitator for Lewis-Palmer Middle School. I coordinate the assessment, programming and Advanced Learning Plans (ALPs) for the gifted students at Lewis-Palmer Middle School. I also teach the Online Advanced LA class and both 7th and 8th grade Homeroom classes.  

Phone: (719) 867-8256


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Special Ed-Gifted, Talented and Creative Students, UCCS BA English and Secondary Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Mrs. Annette Palmer

I was born in and grew up in Colorado and attended college at Nebraska Wesleyan University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. I then attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and earned a Master’s degree in Special Education—Gifted, Talented and Creative Students. I hold Colorado Teaching Certifications in both Gifted Education grades Pre-K-12 and in English/Language Arts grades 7-12.
The 2020-2021 school year is my twenty-sixth year in teaching--I have spent four of those years in Language Arts and this will be my 22nd year in Gifted Education; this is my 17th year at LPMS. I have been married for twenty-five years and have two teenage children, both involved in Gifted Education programs.  One of my sons is a Senior in high school and the other is a Sophomore at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

I believe that all students are entitled to learn something new every day and that students deserve challenging, legitimate work. I hope to help students develop into lifelong learners who value learning and education.  

Please feel free to contact me via phone at 719-867-8256 or email at any time with questions about your student, my classroom, the Gifted Education Program, etc.