Gifted And Talented
Beverley Manor Middle School 2012-13
Lora Dattilio and Judy Garr - Coordinators

All children, whatever their personality type or temperament, need to feel that they are experts in some area. Lucky are the children whose parents and teachers perceive their interests, their strengths, and their learning styles, and then make it possible for the children to develop their own gifts in their own way.

The word education means "to draw out; to lead; to guide." It does not mean changing children into something they are not. Instead, it means taking children as they are and using their inclinations, strengths, and preferences in order to draw out of them the very best that they can give.