• Gifted and Talented 
    Deerwood GATE Program Website: Click Here
    Laura Taylor, Gifted Lead Teacher 

    Dear Parents and Guardians,  

       My name is Laura Taylor and I am the GATE lead teacher at Deerwood Academy. At Deerwood Academy, we use the Gifted Cluster Model. This program benefits all scholars and complements our primary years program as an IB school. Every grade level has at least one gifted certified teacher and all of the gifted students on the grade level are clustered into one classroom.  This allows our students to recieve gifted instruction 5 days a week, in EVERY lesson and activity.

       You can stay connected with what is going on in the gifted program with our website www.deerwoodGATE.weebly.com. Also, look for the newsletters coming home that will inform you about parent meetings, academic competitions and field trips. We will also be starting a monthly afterschool club in September.

       We are excited to implement the Gifted Cluster program here at Deerwood, and give ALL students the opportunity to grow to their full potential. If you have any questions feel free to contact me through email. See you soon!

                                                                                                                                           Laura Taylor