Bear Canyon Elementary

Gifted Education

Gifted Updates

ALP Second Quarter Updates Coming Soon

As we near the end of our first semester, teachers are updating student progress toward ALP goals and we'll be holding one on one goal progress meetings with our gifted students to talk through their progress, gather their reflections and discuss what adjustments might be beneficial as we move into the second half of our school year.  You'll receive these updates through an email from Mrs. Bruce and Mrs. Busman following those goal progress meetings. In addition, student updates are added to the formal ALP (paper copies of this formal ALP are shared at the beginning of the school year and again at the end).  Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at and/or

Bear Canyon welcomes an additional Gifted Facilitator, Ms. Lisa Busman,  as she joins us to support our Gifted Learners for the 2023-2024 school year!  

Hello families,

My name is Mrs. Busman, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with your child at Bear Canyon Elementary. I’m a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder.  I received my Master’s Degree in Education in Diverse Learners from the University of Phoenix. In 1995 I began teaching gifted and talented children in Jefferson County, Littleton, and Aurora Public Schools.  In 1999, I began teaching in Douglas County where I worked with gifted and talented students in the classroom. During my twenty four years in Douglas County, I have taught students in 2nd-6th grade at Northeast Elementary and Stone Mountain Elementary.  

Outside of teaching, I have been married for 25 years, and I love to spend time with my husband and 3 children. Kyla is attending the University of Colorado, and Kiralise will begin her senior year at eDcsd and Legacy Campus.  Jake is thriving in 8th grade at Ranch View.  In my free time, I love to read, enjoy the  outdoors, watch movies, travel, and visit friends. 

My hopes for next year are to foster a love of learning and curiosity, while nurturing the unique qualities of each child.  I look forward to meeting you and your child at our open house!


Lisa Busman


Conversations with CAGT

This season the format is a bit different as we will be presenting live CWCs on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.


We hope you can join us for this first, of many, Conversations with CAGT streaming live on our CAGT's FaceBook page.