Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. - Berry College (1994) M.Ed. - Jacksonville State Univ. (2000) Ed.S. - Nova Southeastern Univ. (2009)

Mrs. Meleisa Pollard

I am Meleisa Pollard, and I am excited to serve as your child’s Gifted Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome those of you who are new and those of you who are returning to the program!  Along with your child’s general education teacher, I will offer enriched experiences through various learning styles, differentiation, technology, and project-based learning.                                                    

Atlanta Public Schools remains committed to improving achievement for all students. Our Gifted students will be served 1 segment (full day) per week in the gifted classroom.  The Gifted Program is designed to deliver a rigorous and relevant curriculum to students in all grades to accommodate their range of academic and intellectual needs.  This program is designed to increase critical thinking skills and to expose gifted students to strategies and resources that enrich their mental ability, motivation, creativity, and academic achievement. 

My goal as your child's gifted teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality. I encourage hands-on experiences, learning creatively, and learning through exploration. I would also like to create a community of learners who are committed to working hard while having fun. I want students to leave my classroom feeling confident that they can apply what they’ve learned in school to real-life situations. I desire my students to feel challenged with an enhanced passion for learning.  Finally, I want our students to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

I am looking forward to working with your family this year. Let’s Level Up!

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    • Kindergarten - P.E.T.S. Curriculum
    • 1st -2nd Grades - Feathered Friends: Exploring the World of Birds & Novel Study
    • 3rd - 4th Grades - Brainiacs: The Mysteries of the Brain & Novel Study
    • 5th Grade: The Stock Market Game & Building an Escape Room
  • The window to request a parent referral for Gifted Eligibility Testing each school year is open from 

    September 1 through September 30.  

    Please complete the Online “Request for Parent Referral” Form to refer your child for testing.

    For more information, you may visit the Atlanta Public Schools Gifted and Talented website.
    You will find answers to frequently asked questions about how we identify, serve, enrich, and support gifted students.