This school year has brought some exciting improvements to the Middleton GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program. The district now has three GATE Facilitators. This allows us to focus on specific schools and work more closely with your students and their classroom teachers.
My name is Amy Wiltrout and I am thrilled to be part of Middleton’s Gifted Program. I am a veteran teacher of twenty-one years and have taught second through fifth grades. Eleven years ago I became interested in gifted education and soon after achieved my gifted endorsement. At my last school in Nampa I organized and ran an after-school enrichment program for second through fifth graders. I’ve also been on many GT committees and served on Idaho- The Association for the Gifted (ITAG) for the last six years. I am very committed to serving gifted students and their families in Idaho.
Heights Elementary Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Purple Sage Elementary Wednesday and Thursday
Heights and Purple Sage GATE Blogs
Purple Sage Blog
My name is Amy Brownlee. I am thrilled to be starting my second year as the GATE Facilitator at Mill Creek Elementary. Before taking this position I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Enrichment here at Mill Creek. I also have experience teaching first grade. I am currently working toward my Masters Degree in Gifted and Talented Education and am in my second year of the Idaho Core Teacher/Coaching Program. I am dedicated to igniting the passions and talents of our gifted students!
I will be at Mill Creek Elementary Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week.
Keep up with all the GATE "happenings" at Mill Creek with the Mustangs GATE Blog:
My name is Lynda Rupert and I am excited to be the new Facilitator of Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) at Middleton Middle School (MMS). I have six years of experience as a middle school GATE Facilitator as well as personal experience as the parent of Gifted and Talented (GT) students.
In addition, I have taught numerous other subjects including middle school language arts, Sophomore English, Career Pathways, beginning Latin, science enrichment, drama, reading and study skills, and computer applications. I have also had training in Project Based Learning, International Baccalaureate, and Classical Education teaching models. Additionally, my last position was at Lewis-Clark State College in the Dual Credit office.
My experiences and training have given me a unique perspective on GT students and their needs in both the educational setting and as they prepare for the career world. My goal is to be an advocate for MMS GT students and help guide them in planning for their post-school lives and the steps needed to get there.
MMS GATE Blog:
Middleton Middle School Blog