Hattiesburg REACH Program
The mission of the Hattiesburg Public Schools REACH Gifted Program is to address the needs of intellectually gifted children and provide the necessary instructional modifications to increase these students' skills in:
- autonomous learning
- creative, productive thinking
- developing and maintaining healthy, positive, enriching relationships
- developing appropriate expectations for and understanding of the self
These instructional modifications include an environment that allows intellectually gifted children to learn from one another, a curriculum that addresses the unique characteristics and needs of the gifted by balancing cognitive and affective instruction/experiences, and a delivery system that employs multiple instructional strategies to accommodate individual learning differences.
- Learners focus on interests, strengths/weaknesses, and develop social-emotional skills.
- Learners develop communication skills and explore various career options.
- Learners receive more challenging tasks (higher order thinking skills).
Keonna Howard, Executive Director of Exceptional Children and Health Services
Judy Ratcliff, District Psychometrist
Kim Miller-Andrews, District Psychometrist
Elvira Deyamport, Gifted Department Chair and Teacher
Nicole Coulter, Teacher
Schools: STEAM, Woodley
Jerice Williams, Teacher
Schools: Grace Christian, Hawkins, and Rowan
For more information regarding our program, please refer to our documents on the menu to your right.