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





Contact Information 

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

Michelle Oslick 
Gifted Education Team Lead
Michelle.oslick@dcsdk12.org
303-917-3377

Jennifer Gottschalk 
Gifted Education Team Lead
jgottschalk@dcsdk12.org
720-582-4429

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

Natasha L. Straayer
Director, Personalized Learning, Educational Programming
Natasha.Straayer@dcsdk12.org
303-387-0192 (W)




DCSD - Gifted Education