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Gifted and Talented

Dawn Phillips, Gifted and Talented Teacher
Jane Spalding, Gifted and Talented Elementary Consultant
Laurie Followell, Gifted and Talented Secondary Consultant
Troy Benningfield, Program Director


Kentucky offers gifted education services for identified students across all grade levels. Primary students are screened and selected as high potential learners and students in grades 4-12 are formally identified for services in one or more of the following areas:

  • general intellectual aptitude
  • specific academic aptitude
  • creative or divergent thinking
  • psychosocial or leadership skills
  • visual or performing arts

704 KAR 3:285. Programs for the gifted and talented.