Gifted and Talented Education
Phone: (719) 757-1671
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jennifer Mitchell
Although I have been with the Lewis-Palmer School District for four years, I am new to Lewis-Palmer Elementary this year. This year begins my 20th year in education and I have had a variety of roles over those years. My past educational experiences include elementary classroom teacher, reading interventionist for elementary and middle school, district-level gifted facilitator, instructional specialist for gifted and high achieving students, district assessment coordinator, and Instructional Coach.
I hold a Bachelor's degree from Regis University, as well as a Master's in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Regis University. I am also endorsed in gifted education and have a principal license for Colorado.
As the gifted facilitator at Lewis-Palmer Elementary, my focus will be to get to know the gifted students and build a partnership with teachers and families to ensure students grow academically, as well as emotionally and socially. I will also provide replacement and enrichment classes for gifted and high achieving students to ensure all students are appropriately challenged.
I spent 10 years facilitating a gifted program for another district and I am passionate about gifted students. In all of my years of education, I believe my time spent with those students was the most meaningful for both the students and myself. I appreciate the relationships I build with students and families as I work with the same students over time.
Outside of school, I love hiking, gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family. I consider myself an "almost" Colorado native and I love being outside in our beautiful forests and mountains.
I am looking forward to meeting all of my students and families as we dive into this new school year!