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Gifted Education

Finneytown Local School District is committed to providing educational opportunities focusing on academic and social growth for all learners.  Gifted services are provided to identified students starting in third grade at Finneytown.  Please review the links below for more information on our gifted services and additional resources for families of gifted learners.  

If you would like to speak to us directly, please email your phone number with the best times to reach you, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding gifted services, please contact:

Director of Student Services  – Dr. Laurie Banks



Teaching and Learning Coordinator  – Mr. Troy Edie 


Gifted Intervention Specialists (Whitaker Elementary School)

Mrs. Melissa Smith, Grades 3 & 4

Mrs. Moorman, Grades 4 & 5

Useful Links

Finneytown Gifted Service Model 2018-2019

Gifted Education in Ohio

Ohio Department of Education: Gifted Screening and Identification

Parent Resources

Northwestern Center for Talent Development

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

National Association for Gifted Children

Ohio Association for Gifted Children

Hoagies Gifted Education Page

Parent News & Publications

Gifted Education Press Quarterly – Winter

The Joy & Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children

NAGC Parenting Perfectionists

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