REACH Program
Mission Statement  

The mission of the Hattiesburg Public Schools REACH gifted program is to address the needs of intellectually gifted children and provide the necessary instructional modifications to increase these students’ skills in:

*autonomous learning
*creative, productive thinking
*developing and maintaining healthy, positive, enriching relationships
*developing appropriate expectations for and understanding of the self

These instructional modifications include an environment that allows intellectually gifted children to learn from one another, a curriculum that addresses the unique characteristics and needs of the gifted by balancing cognitive and affective instruction/experiences, and a delivery system that employs multiple instructional strategies to accommodate individual learning differences.

REACH Teachers
Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.  
School Site: *Thames        Class Blog 

Email: elvira.deyamport@hattiesburgpsd.com

atisha Pitts, NBCT
School Sites: Grace Christian, *Woodley               

Email: latisha.pitts@hattiesburgpsd.com

Jerice Williams, NBCT        
School Sites: *Rowan, Hawkins, STEAM Academy  

Email: jerice.williams@hattiesburgpsd.com
*Denotes home school site

REACH  District Team 

    Deborah Martin, Director of Exceptional Services deborah.martin@hattiesburgpsd.com

      Tracy Robinson, Gifted Contact Person tracy.robinson@hattiesburgpsd.com

      Judy Ratcliff, Psychometrist judy.ratcliff@hattiesburgpsd.com

      Kim Miller, Psychometrist kim.miller@hattiesburgpsd.com
      Program Benefits 

      1. Learners focus on interests, strengths/weaknesses, and develop socio-emotional skills. 

      2. Learners develop communication skills and explore various career options.  

      3. Learners receive more challenging tasks. . . Higher Order Thinking Skills. 

      Click above to learn more about our program! 

      Elvira Deyamport,
      Feb 5, 2015, 9:46 AM
      Elvira Deyamport,
      May 30, 2013, 8:41 AM
      Elvira Deyamport,
      Feb 17, 2014, 1:40 PM