Amy Todd ([email protected]) is the Director of Student Services and oversees gifted services. Jessica Sizemore (sizemorej)@piqua.org serves as the district coordinator for gifted services. Please feel free to contact her with questions regarding identification of students and services.
Currently Piqua City Schools has Gifted Intervention Specialists to meet the needs of students identified as superior cognitive or as gifted in reading and/or mathematics. Each teacher’s name is listed below along with their building assignment and contact information.
Mrs. Jennifer Everett [email protected] serves students at Springcreek Primary in grades K – 3 who have been identified as gifted in the areas of reading and/or math.
Mrs. Danielle Dillion [email protected] serves students at Washington Primary in grades K – 3 who have been identified as gifted in the areas of reading and/or math.
Mrs. Karen Keeran [email protected] serves students at Central Intermediate in grades 4 – 6 who have been identified as gifted in the area of reading and/or superior cognitive.
Mrs. Elizabeth Sides [email protected] serves students at Central Intermediate in grades 4 – 6 who have been identified as gifted in the area of mathematics.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wagner [email protected] serves students at Piqua Junior High School in grades 7 – 8 who have been identified as superior cognitive. Mrs. Wagner also helps to serve students at Central Intermediate in grade 6 who have been identified in Reading and Writing superior cognitive.
At the primary level Mrs. Dillion and Mrs. Everett provide all first grade classes with Primary Education Thinking Skills (PETS). The PETS lessons present various skills and strategies to develop, and strengthen the ability of all students to think critically and solve problems.
At Central Intermediate Mrs. Keeran, Mrs. Wagner meet regularly with students in grades 4 – 6 to enrich and extend their reading, writing and critical thinking abilities. Mrs. Sides works with math identified students and math subject accelerated students to deepen their math understanding using challenging problems.
At Piqua Junior High, Mrs. Wagner meets with students who are identified as Superior Cognitive in a graded Social Studies Class. This class challenges students to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of social studies and economics. Students also participate in History Day Activities and the stock market competition.
At Piqua High School students have access to advanced coursework, Advanced Placement courses, Concurrent Enrollment classes and Post Secondary Education Options (PSEOP). PSEOLP
is an opportunity for students to attend college classes in place of high school courses and receive credit for both.
Acceleration and Early Entrance, Gifted Identification and Assessment, Student, Parent, and Teacher Resources