September 30, 2007
Moderate needs resources teacher Bill Spyker, left, and gifted education resource teacher Lisa Ruff, right, help Steamboat Springs High School student Casey Green in the Media Center at the high school Friday afternoon. The Steamboat Springs School District completed student assessments Friday to identify Gifted and Talented students. Curriculum and Instructor Director JoAnne Hilton-Gabeler said she hopes to increase the number of GT students in the district from 4 percent to about 7 percent.
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The mention of a Gifted and Talented student may conjure up images of math team competitors and chess prodigies, but Steamboat Springs High School teacher Lisa Ruff said to do so is to pigeonhole kids.