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Gifted and Talented



Lisa Schuller

Lisa Schuller

GT/Literacy Specialist

Goals of the Gifted and Talented Department:

1.  Assist member districts to meet Arkansas State Standards for Gifted and Talented Education and Advanced Placement.

2.  Serve as a liason with the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented/Advanced Placement, parent and professional organizations, and other public and private agencies.

3.  Promote gifted education through public awareness and advocacy.


2020 DMESC Elem Quiz Bowl Tournament

Acorn   Dierks
Runner Up: Acorn Elementary  Champion: JoAnn Walters Elementary, Dierks

2020 DMESC/SWAEC Dual Co-op Quiz Bowl Tournament

Junior High

          Winner: Dierks Junior High                                                          Runner Up: Ashdown Junior High

Dierks JH Ashdown JH



Senior High

          Winner: DeQueen High                                                                                          Runner Up: Ashdown High

DeQueen High Ashdown High


2020 DMESC Chess Tournaments

Elementary HHigh School
Champion: Ronnie Lane, Mt. Ida Champion: Cole Sallade, Ashdown
Runner Up: Krissyn Icenhower, Dierks Runner Up: Jaxon Walker,  Caddo Hills
Elem Chess High School Chess



Don't forget to renew your AGATE membership:




Links to GT Documents:

*August GT Coordinators Mtg.

*October GT Coordinators Mtg.

* (Ten Things Arkansas Teachers Need To Know About GT Students)

* (Sample GT Policies)

* (2017 AAGEA Fall Conference New Coordinators Workshop PPT)


ADE GT Program Standards:


AGATE Student Showcase Registration Form:




 Professional Development Opportunity:

escWorks link:  



Arkansas Department of Education definition of giftedness:

"Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.

Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation and creative ability."


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein