Gifted and Talented Education

The gifted specialists and the Office of Instructional Program are enthusiastic about working with the identified gifted students and their families in the Kent City Schools gifted program.

In the Kent City Schools Mission Statement “students” includes each gifted student who is to be provided with appropriate learning environments and opportunities, even when the gifted student’s skills, abilities, interests, knowledge, and thought processes are more complex than expectations of the standard curriculum or of their classmates.

If you suspect that your child may be gifted in one or more areas, we invite you to contact your child’s school principal to discuss more about the referral and identification process.

The goal of your team of trained gifted specialists and leadership is to work with teachers, parents, community members, administration, and staff to provide opportunities for these children to maximize their learning experiences in the Kent City Schools, and to provide resources to encourage these children in this journey!

November 1 Family Night (Slides)

Learn more about KCSD Gifted Services and Enrichment Opportunities:
You are encouraged to visit the page KCS Gifted Program to learn more about the gifted service opportunities available to our students.  You may also wish to read about the review process your teachers and administrators undertook in 2014-15 to take a close look at the Gifted Programming model and processes in the Kent City Schools to understand what was working and to explore opportunities for change to best meet the learning and social/ emotional needs of our gifted students.

For questions regarding this program, please contact Coordinator Karen Rumley at 330-676-7620 or ke_krumley@kentschools.net.

OAGC Teacher Academy Documents and presentation
OAGC Fall Conference Presentation

Please register here if you would like to receive periodic updates about KCSD Gifted Programming and/ or regional events and opportunities for gifted children and their families. If your child is receiving services or enrichment, you are strongly encouraged to connect with your child’s gifted specialist for specific information regarding weekly activities.

Thank you for your support for our gifted students and their learning opportunities.

  • Karen Rumley, Coordinator of Gifted Services
  • Mr. Hawks, Gifted Intervention Specialist (Holden, Walls)
  • Mr. Young, Gifted Intervention Specialist (Davey, Longcoy)
  • Mrs. Potok, Gifted Intervention Specialist