Gifted Education Services

Gifted Education

The state of Ohio defines children who are gifted as students who perform or show
potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience or environment.  Ohio law requires school districts to annually identify students under Ohio Revised Code 3324.03, which was enacted in 2000.

In accordance with this law, the Kettering City School District identifies students as
gifted in the following areas:

     • Superior Cognitive Ability (IQ)
     • Specific Academic Ability in:
          1. Math
          2. Reading
          3. Science
          4. Social Studies

Parents or teachers may refer students for gifted screening by picking up a referral form from any school office. We recommend that a parent/teacher conference be held before filling out a gifted referral.  Whole grade level screenings for gifted identification are done in the spring of each year for second and fifth grade students using the Terra Nova Tests of Achievement and the Inview Test of Ability.

Gifted Staff

Ms. Dawn Cauldwell
Ms. Cauldwell serves as the District Gifted Coordinator and also as the District Test Coordinator for grades K-12.
dawn.cauldwell@ketteringschools.org

Mrs. Beth Wells
Mrs. Wells is located at Oakview in KARE Center where she serves identified gifted students in grades 4-5 from Oakview, Southdalwe, Beavertown and Orchard Park. 
beth.wells@ketteringschools.org

Mrs. Jennifer Stone
Mrs. Stone is located at Greenmont where she serves identified gifted students in grades 4-5 from Indian Riffle, Greenmont, J.E. Prass and J.F. Kennedy.
jennifer.stone@ketteringschools.org

Mrs. Eileen Reser
Mrs. Reser is located at Van Buren Middle School and Kettering Middle School where she teaches identified gifted students in grades 6-8.
eileen.reser@ketteringschools.org

Third grade gifted students receive gifted services in their buildings through Moodle.

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