Nurturing the Gifted Mind
PfISD Gifted and Talented Services
"I am so very thrilled to serve as a Gifted and Talented Lead for Pflugerville ISD. This is my twentieth year with PfISD, and my fourteenth year in the GT department. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Psychology and received my elementary teacher certification from Concordia University in Austin. I also received my Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Concordia. I have been a fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher in Austin and Pflugerville. Also, for a short period of time, I served as a computer software trainer for the Texas Legislative Council.
I have two children, both graduates of Pflugerville high schools. My daughter, Emily, graduated from Pflugerville High School, attended Texas State University, and earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is now a practicing physical therapist with Urology Austin. My son, Sam, is a graduate of Hendrickson High School and graduated this spring from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. He is currently working as a barista at your local Dazzle coffee shop, and you can often find him performing in local theatre such as the Zilker Hillside Theatre.
I am especially pleased to be a part of the GT program in PfISD because of the opportunities we are able to provide for these unique learners. I believe that all students perform best when instruction is delivered in a way that aligns with their learning style. In supporting gifted and talented cluster teachers, I feel that we are able to give students learning opportunities that best meet their needs. It is exciting and gratifying to see these learners flourish in an environment that allows them to express themselves as unique and creative individuals.
Lydia Headley, PfISD Gifted and Talented Lead