Meet our GATE and Core Knowledge Team
Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) students can expect hands-on, open-ended projects that allow students to dig deep into subject matter. Students in the GATE program have qualified as intellectually gifted, and are a part of a weekly pull-out class with the GATE teacher, Mrs. Clarke. The GATE teacher also visits classes on a regular basis to support the classroom teacher with additional activities for all students.
Each week students at Clegern Elementary spend an hour with Mrs. Simms, our Core Knowledge teacher. In this class, students’ knowledge is broadened to support the Core Knowledge Sequence in each grade level. Mrs. Simms builds on the content being taught through hands-on learning, dressing in character and exposing children to culture and content to build their knowledge deep and wide.