Meet Mrs. deGroot

Welcome to the Gifted and Talented program. I have been with the GATE department for 23 years and have been in education for  27 years. I have a BA degree in Elementary Education; an endorsement in Gifted Education and a Masters degree in Curriculum and  Instruction.   I am  the Gifted and Talented facilitator at  Bancroft, Pawnee, and Sunny Slope.   Students at each of my schools qualify for Gifted and Talented services by achieving high test scores or by teacher nominations based on classroom performance. The students have a hour long class once a week. The Specialized G/T instruction consists of math, language arts, science, social studies and creative activities using the G/T framework.  Judging from student reactions, they enjoy the enriching curricular extensions.  Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions, comments, or concerns.