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 8th grade Homeroom class and the GT Seminar exploratory 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 2021-2022 school year is my twenty-seventh year in teaching--I have spent four of those years in Language Arts and this will be my 23rd year in Gifted Education; this is my 18th year at LPMS. I have been married for twenty-six years and have two young adult children, both of whom were involved in Gifted Education programs during their K-12 years.  One of my sons is a Junior at Miami University in Oxford, OH and the other is a first year student at the Academy for the Dramatic Arts theater conservatory in New York City.

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.