Welcome to the Gifted and Talented program. My name is Shelly Wurth and I have been in education for 18 years. I have a BA degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. I am the Gifted and Talented facilitator for Hartman, Saddlebrook and Springville Elementary. Students at each of my schools qualify for Gifted and Talented services by achieving high scores on standardized tests or by teacher nominations based on classroom performance. The students have a scheduled class once a week. Specialized G/T instruction consists of math, language arts and creative activities constructed using the G/T framework. Judging from student reactions, they enjoy the enriching curricular extensions. Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions, comments, or concerns.