• Gifted and Talented

    Gifted and Talented fosters in each student a desire for excellence, compassion for others, and a sense of individual responsibility to self, the school, the community and a changing society. 

    How We Directly Support Schools

    • Challenge and stimulate the Academically Gifted and Talented student.
    • Assist in delivering a teaching approach that enriches and accelerates the learning of core content according to the state’s curriculum standards.
    • Provide on-going professional development in gifted and talented curriculum and teaching strategies.
    • Provide support (mentoring, PD) for teachers, administrators, parents, and the communities of CCSD.

    Our Core Services

    • Identifying and placing all CCSD academically Gifted and Talented students in grades 3-12 according to the mandated specifications of the Education Improvement Act of South Carolina (Regulation 43-220).
    • Providing each Gifted and Talented child opportunities for intellectual stimulation through group interaction with students of similar academic abilities and a curriculum of experiences and activities outside the limits of the regular classroom.
    • Empowering each gifted child to recognize and fully utilize his or her specific unique talents and to strive for excellence while contributing to self and others.

    Contact Us

    Gifted and Talented Office 
    St. Andrews Campus
    721 Wappoo Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

    Call us at (843) 402-7836. Office Fax: (843) 402-7835

    Elizabeth Uptegrove, Gifted & Talented Coordinator 
    elizabeth_uptegrove@charleston.k12.sc.us | 843-937-6484
    Karen Reed, Gifted & Talented Lead Teacher: Coaching & Compliance 
    karen_reed@charleston.k12.sc.us |843-402-7836
    Jennifer McDuffie, Gifted & Talented Lead Teacher: Instructional Technology & Communications
    jennifer_mcduffie@charleston.k12.sc.us | 843-402-7824
    Flashette Johnson, Gifted & Talented Lead Teacher: Secondary Schools
    flashette_johnson@charleston.k12.sc.us | 843-402-7877
    Corrie Glover, Gifted & Talented Lead Teacher: Talent Development
    corrie_glover@charleston.k12.sc.us | 843-402-7878