Service Overview

Beth Tsoumas

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5007

Kristine Patterson

Director of ELL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479

Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007

Primary Gifted/Enrichment Service

The Enrichment Program at the primary level is through ability grouping for literacy instruction for all students (guided reading within the classroom) and pull-out for Reading/LA and related thinking skills enrichment for a small group of students. The classroom and the enrichment teacher will share responsibilities for providing a balanced literacy experience for students. Because the program at the primary level supports student enrichment, students may be flexibly served over the course of the school year. When being served, it is recommended that students participate no less than 2 sessions per week. In addition to direct service to students, the enrichment teacher will provide classroom teachers with support in differentiation of reading and language arts skills.


Intermediate Gifted/Enrichment Service

The Gifted Program at the intermediate level is a combination of ability grouping for literacy instruction for all students (guided reading within the classroom) and pull-out for Reading/LA and related thinking skills for a small group of  identified students.  The gifted teacher will be responsible for reading block instruction for identified students. The classroom and the gifted teacher will share responsibilities for providing a balanced literacy experience for students that includes shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, word work and writing to ensure that all students receive each component of balanced literacy instruction without duplication. Identified students will be seen by the gifted teacher on a daily basis for the reading block. In addition to direct service to students, the enrichment teacher will provide classroom teachers with support in differentiation of reading and language arts skills across all content areas.
 

Middle School Gifted/Enrichment Service

The Gifted Program at the middle school level is replacement Reading/LA and related thinking skills for a small group of identified students. In addition to direct service to students, the enrichment teacher will provide classroom teachers with support in differentiation of reading and language arts skills across all content areas.