Gifted & Talented Program (GATE )
Our Gifted and Talented Program provides identified Gifted and Talented and Twice-Exceptional students with a high quality, appropriate education that meets their special needs. Gifted and Talented and Twice-Exceptional children are those who have superior intellectual abilities with the potential to perform at levels that exceed district norms. In addition, they have the potential to use abstract, creative, and productive thinking skills. These self-motivated children are able to sustain high academic performance. Their unique abilities and characteristics require special social and emotional support from family, community, and school to maximize all multiple talents.
The Kearny School District provides advanced academic programs which ensure a learning continuum and reinforce the strengths, needs, and interests of Gifted and Talented and Twice-Exceptional students. The programs also support the unique needs of academically talented English Language Learners. The Kearny School District has adopted guidelines to ensure that the programs and services offered are consistent with the guidelines of the State of New Jersey.
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Gifted & Talented Staff
Kimberly Kyak, Franklin Schools. Enrichment and Gifted and Talented Teacher for grades K-6
Marlaina Melker, Franklin and Schuyler Schools. Enrichment Teacher grades K-2
Carin Lupo, Washington and Roosevelt Schools. Enrichment Teacher grades K-2
Kerry Bird, Garfield School. Enrichment Teacher grades K-2