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Welcome to the Jeffco Gifted and Talented Program

The Jefferson County Public Schools Gifted and Talented Department’s vision is to Actualize Learner’s Potential for gifted and high-ability learners through a focus on access, equity, inclusion, and diversity. We believe all students deserve an education that will provide meaningful growth academically, socially and emotionally.

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Staff and Building Leaders

GT Resource Teachers (RT)

A GT Resource Teacher (RT) provides services to students, teachers, administrators, and parents in order to meet individual students' needs. GT Resource Teachers serve many schools, and are not at any school on a full-time basis.

Find your RT

Social Emotional Learning Counselors (SELC) / GT Counselors

A GT Counselor, also known as a Social Emotional Learning Couselor (SELC) listens to GT Center students' concerns about academic, emotional, or social concerns, and provides social-emotional learning support for GT Center classes.

Find your GT Counselor

Building Leaders (BL)

Building Leaders (BL) are a member of the school staff who disseminates info from the GT Department to the individual school's community.

Find your BL

Administrative Staff

Dr. Allen Golden
[email protected]

Cheryl Pendleton
Director's Secretary

Kimberly Penrose
Program Technician

[email protected]

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