Gifted and Talented

Seven Hills Preparatory Academy

Hello Seven Hills Students and Families,

Welcome to the Gifted and Talented page! My name is Heather Burfeind, and I am the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at the Bloomington Campus Elementary School. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with my Master's of Education in 2008 and received my certification in Gifted and Talented Instruction from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota that same year. This is my thirteenth year of teaching at Seven Hills. I have had the privilege of teaching at Seven Hills since it opened in 2006.

You may notice the large Harvard University logo at the top of this page. I named my classroom after Harvard University because I want to encourage my students to dream big when it comes to their futures. I believe with hard work and perseverance there is nothing that they cannot achieve. To me, Harvard University represents a community of learners with the highest expectations of academic success, and that is the type of environment I want to create for the students in the Gifted Program at Seven Hills.

I look forward to working with you and your student(s). I know that with cooperation and good communication we'll be able to ensure academic success for your student(s). If you need to contact me for any reason please feel free to email me at: or call: 952-426-6000. I do not return calls during the school day but will contact you before or after school.


Mrs. Burfeind