Jacqui Greene is the Resource Teacher for the Gifted at Randolph ES. This is her first year at Randolph. She has been a career counselor in higher education. Jacqui served as an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools and was awarded the Virginia Gifted Teacher of the Year Award in 2015. Her greatest passion is connecting with families and ensuring equity of access for all children to problem solving and critical and creative thinking opportunities. She holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education and is currently working on a second Master’s in Administration and Supervision. She holds Advanced Academic, Elementary Education, and English as a Second Language educational endorsements. She is also a graduate of Wakefield High School, a huge fan of Harry Potter, young adult novels, and ballet.
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The Gifted Services Program fully supports Randolph’s instructional plan, helping to emphasize the focus on personalizing instruction for the individual student. Students are encouraged to use their creativity and expand their body of knowledge using many different styles of learning.The goals of Gifted Services include the following:
- Identify students in grades K-12 in Specific Academic Aptitude(s) and Visual/Performing Arts Aptitude
- Provide appropriate differentiated services based on information provided in the identification process to meet the identified student’s unique learning needs
- Train teachers and other professional educators who instruct gifted students in learning characteristics and behaviors of gifted children and differentiation of content, skills, activities, and product development
- Encourage involvement of parents and the community-at-large in the educational program of gifted students
The Office of Gifted Services complies with Virginia Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students based on the following concepts:
- Giftedness is developmental; it is potential which must be nourished
- Giftedness is a collection of behaviors which are interactive and dynamic
- Gifted students share some characteristics with all other children
- There is variability among the gifted
The Gifted program provide support for classroom teachers in differentiating the curriculum. Sometimes lessons are planned so that they are able to work with the whole group by co-teaching in the classroom or by modeling strategies for differentiated instruction, and sometimes they work with small groups of gifted and highly able students during pull-out sessions. The Young Scholars Model of Talent Development is supported at Randolph. Young Scholars is designed to find and nurture advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations.Curricular interventions and support are provided through the collaboration of the classroom teacher and the advanced academic resource teacher. As students progress through elementary and secondary school, continuing support and opportunities for accessing rigorous coursework are provided by school staff.