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 an electives courses titled "GT Seminar" at all grade levels and one section of Advanced Language Arts at the 7th grade level.
Phone: (719) 867-8256
Degrees and Certifications:
MA Special Ed-Gifted, Talented and Creative Students, UCCS BA English and Secondary Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
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 2018-2019 school year is my twenty-fourth year in teaching--I have spent four of those years in Language Arts and this will be my 20th year in Gifted Education; this is my 15th year at LPMS. I have been married for twenty-three years and have two teenage children, both involved in Gifted Education programs.
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 or email at any time with questions about your student, my classroom, the Gifted Education Program, etc.
Information for Parents
Students taking the 8th grade Advanced LA class during the 2019-2020 school year are expected to have this assignment completed by the first day of school. This informational packet was given to students on 5/22/2019.