My name is Colleen Connor and I am currently a gifted facilitator and serve four buildings. I have been in education for 25 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista University, a Masters of Science in Instructional Technology from Peru State College, and an ESL endorsement from Concordia University. I am the Gifted and Talented facilitator at Spring Lake, Saratoga, Howard Kennedy, and Mount. View. 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 classes scheduled weekly in their areas of strength. Specialized G/T instruction classes consist of math and language arts lessons incorporating the G/T framework (problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, research, and the Habits of Mind). Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions.