Welcome to a fun-filled and productive school year! My name is Tiffani Menard and it is a pleasure to serve as your child’s Gifted and Talented teacher. This year will be filled with projects, challenges, and fun!! With ten years of experience working with gifted students, I bring a wealth of knowledge about engaging and enriching the mind of a child. This year’s Challenge & Talent Development classes will meet every Monday for students in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grades. Students in 4th & 5th grades will meet every Tuesday.
I am looking forward to working closely with your son/daughter as we delve into rigorous learning. We will be engaging in several interdisciplinary units of study that will focus on the literacy component of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Simultaneously, we will be focusing in depth on the four standards of the Gifted and Talented Program within Atlanta Public Schools: Advanced Communication Skills, Advanced Research Skills, Creative Thinking & Problem Solving, and Higher Order Thinking Skills. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his/her individual potential and help them to maximize it. I believe in utilizing a wide array of instructional methods to meet the needs of each student. Each student will be assigned various projects throughout the school year. These respective projects are to be completed at home, and before the scheduled due date. Your assistance and support will not only make your child more successful in school this year, but will also instill good study habits that will last a lifetime!
I am open to your feedback and involvement within our classroom. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments. Again, I look forward to working with you and know that my door is always open! Let's have an incredible school year!
Tiffani T. Menard, Ed.S
Itinerant Gifted Education Teacher
Whitefoord and Boyd Elementary School