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 this begins my 27th year in education! I am excited to serve as your child’s Gifted Teacher for the 2020-2021 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 rigorous and relevant curriculum to students in all grades to accommodate for their range of academic and intellectual needs. This program is designed to deliver gifted and talented pedagogy in order 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 is 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 that my students feel challenged with an enhanced passion for learning. Finally, I want my students to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
Our theme for this school year will be "College Bound"! I am a strong advocate for higher learning, and believe it's never too early for our students, especially our gifted and talented students, to begin thinking about their college education. This year we will research colleges, create our college portfolios, and even VISIT a few colleges. Our Boyd Bobcats are not only on the rise, THEY ARE COLLEGE BOUND!
I am looking forward to working with your family this year. Let’s make it GREAT!