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Gifted Education

Valerie Jasinski, Coordinator, Gifted Education

Karen McManis, Secretary
(614) 797-5887

This office is responsible for identifying and working to meet the needs of our gifted students by developing, delivering, and encouraging ability-appropriate academic challenges as well as social and emotional support for our students.

Gifted Education Staff

Elementary Gifted Facilitators

  • Michelle Andears
  • Angie Heath
  • Kristina Hunter
  • Laurel Preston

Middle School Gifted Facilitators

  • Sarah Combs, Blendon & Walnut Springs
  • Debbie Pellington, Genoa & Heritage

Gifted Self-Contained Classroom Teachers

  • Beth Dalin, grade 3
  • Jennifer Minnich, grade 3
  • Jeff Miltko, grade 4
  • Kathy Riesterer, grade 4
  • Kim DeMooy, grade 5
  • Jenny Findell, grade 5

High School Academic Advisors

  • Monica Johnson, Westerville Central
  • Colleen Biederman, Westerville North
  • Kasandra Gutierrez, Westerville South

Gifted Evaluation and Services


Gifted Identification Referral Forms

WCS Gifted Education Parent Portal

  • Schoology: Sign up for our WCS Parent Portal! This is a resource hub for your gifted child and the main communication platform our office uses. Access Code: 5ZJ67-Q5NZC
  • Schoology Account Request Form: If you are a WCS parent and do not yet have a Schoology account, fill out this form and we will send you directions for how to sign up.

Online Enrichment Resources

Online Learning Resources for Gifted Students


Policies Pertaining to Gifted Education