Gifted Services

Last Updated: 8/2/2019 2:04 PM

Guiding Gifted Learners Workshop

The Montgomery County ESC provides cutting-edge gifted supports to districts across the region.  As the need for collaboration and support increases, we are offering a variety of customized services to support school districts. Districts may choose to contract full service, a specified number of days of support, one of three service bundles, or single supports/ services.  

  • District Planning and services for whole grade, small group, or individual Gifted testing and identification, parent notification, and data reporting
  • Written Education Plans WEPs (WORD or Google format) and Written Acceleration Plans WAPs Professional Development and assistance
  • Subject and Grade Acceleration process
  • Annual reporting of district plan, self-report, and EMIS Gifted reporting for the Ohio Department of Education
  • Informing school districts of legislation pertaining to the education of gifted students in Ohio
  • Curriculum design and teaching strategies for gifted and regular education teachers
  • Professional development opportunities, including in-services with district gifted and regular education teachers as well as larger workshops open to all schools in the county
  • Consultation with gifted teachers, parents and students
  • Model lessons with gifted classes and regular classroom teachers
  • Assistance with planning and attending field trips and college visits
  • Special parent workshops
  • Enrichment opportunities for gifted students in collaboration with partnering groups
  • Information about competitions and participation in special programs and summer opportunities for bright children
  • Affiliation with National Association for Gifted Children, the Ohio Association for Gifted Children and the West Central Ohio Association for Gifted Children
  • Needs Assessment/ Evaluation of District Programming
  • Assisting districts in understanding the Gifted Indicator on their State Report Card


If you would like additional information regarding Gifted Services, please contact Candice Sears (937)225-4598


MCESC Gifted Supervisors:

Katherine Pearson

Sarah Schleehauf

Lahela Snyder



Gifted Services Bundle Purchase Options

Identification & Data Bundle

Creation of Gifted Identification Plan

Gifted Identification Testing Notifications

Management of Whole-Grade Testing

No Service Letters (if applicable)

Identification Notifications

Management of Rescreening/ Referrals

Gifted Data Entry (EMIS)

Website-Gifted Page


Communication & Training Bundle

Informational Meeting for Parents/ Families of Gifted Children

2 Student Events

2 SENG Parent Networking/ Discussion Groups

15 Contact Hours of Professional Development

Online Book Study

Invitation to Quarterly Gifted Gatherings

Subscription to Gifted Gathering Newsletters (for Administrators)

Subscription to Parent Newsletters

Subscription to Teacher Newsletters


Service Bundle

Training & Writing of Written Education Plans

Training & Writing of Written Acceleration Plans

Gifted Indicator Simulation Tool

Creating District Service Plans

Supporting Admin on Scheduling/ Placement of Gifted Students



Rising Innovators Program


Gifted Resources Online

Ohio Association for Gifted Children Advocacy Alerts

Ohio Department of Education - Gifted Education

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