Wilson is gifted association’s teacher of the year
EAGLE-VAIL – “Because all human beings have an inherent right to develop their full potential, the purpose of this organization is to foster an understanding of all gifted children and their exceptional needs and to advocate for appropriate education through partnerships with educators, parents, administrators, legislators and the general public.” That’s the mission statement for the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented, and that is what Battle Mountain High School’s Lauren Wilson says she stands for. Wilson was recently honored as the association’s educator of the year.Wilson is Battle Mountain’s science master teacher. She designed accelerated classes for gifted students in order to give them alternative challenges to the usual course offerings. “Lauren recognized that her incoming freshmen and sophomores needed a challenge and the opportunity to move at an appropriate pace,” said the nomination letter written to the association, and signed by Anne Dunlevie and Susan Mackin-Dolan, the president and vice president of Eagle County’s Gifted Education Team. The letter continues: “Lauren took it upon herself to learn more about gifted education … Lauren continually surprises and amazes the Gifted Education Team with her willingness to go beyond her job description for the sake of her gifted and talented students.”Vail, Colorado
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