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District Curriculum Gifted & Talented Program

Vision Statement: (What we aspire to)

The Pella Schools Gifted and Talented program will provide services to prepare every GT student to Learn, Lead and Achieve

Mission Statement: (Why we exist)

The Pella Schools Gifted and Talented program strives to provide all GT students services to Develop their Potential, Build Relationships, and Pursue Excellence.

Gifted & Talented Program Definition

Pella Community School District values the pursuit of excellence for each student, and works to provide individualized gifted and talented services. Our gifted and talented students exhibit academic performance or academic potential that exceed that of other students their age. Beginning in kindergarten and ending with graduation, we ensure the development of potential and the pursuit of excellence for our gifted students by providing appropriate challenges every day.


Name Grade Levels
Heather Schnell  K-3 Teacher
Shannon Riggenbach  4-6 Teacher
Jeff Siewert  7-12 Teacher

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