Gifted Education HOME

Gifted and talented students are those students between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Gifted students include students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:
  • General or Specific Intellectual Ability
  • Specific Academic Aptitude
  • Creative or Productive Thinking
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities

19-20 Important Dates

19-20 List of Gifted Education Facilitator by School

Contact Information 

Misty Burkhart
Coordinator, Gifted Education
303-387-0145 (W)

Michelle Oslick 
Gifted Education Team Lead

Jennifer Gottschalk 
Gifted Education Team Lead

Gifted Education Team Lead

Christina Levesque
Program Assistant
303-387-0191 phone
303-387-0118  fax

Natasha L. Straayer
Director, Personalized Learning, Educational Programming
303-387-0192 (W)

DCSD - Gifted Education