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Dana Ray, M. Ed.

GT/Literacy Specialist


Goals of the Gifted and Talented Department:

1.  Assist member districts to meet Arkansas State Standards for Gifted and Talented Education and Advanced Placement.

2.  Serve as a liason with the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented/Advanced Placement, parent and professional organizations, and other public and private agencies.

3.  Promote gifted education through public awareness and advocacy.



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Arkansas Department of Education definition of giftedness:

"Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.

Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation and creative ability."


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein