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Gifted Services

For member districts, the ESC of the Western Reserve provides leadership, consultation, and support for the design, implementation, evaluation, and coordination of district gifted and talented services and programs through a Gifted Coordinator. Our mission is to promote and support districts in providing a continuum of high-quality services for gifted and talented students throughout their K-12 educational experience.


  • Review and revision of policy and procedures for gifted identification and service

  • Program development and service options based on district-gifted population and needs

  • Collaboration with school staff concerning student acceleration and testing procedures

  • Assistance with EMIS data reporting and Gifted Self-Reports for ODE

  • Provide curriculum support to teachers through best practices for gifted learners, including strategies to differentiate instruction

  • Facilitate professional development that addresses the unique needs of the district

  • Serve as liaison between the state and the school district in regard to policies and legislation

  • Conduct program evaluation and needs analysis for instructional planning

  • Assistance with the development of Written Education Plans for gifted students

  • Communicate to teachers, parents, and administration the needs and rights of gifted students

  • Consult with teachers, parents, and administration about gifted education

For more information contact Alison Ciferno, Gifted Coordinator at [email protected].

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