• Gifted Education

    Edina Public Schools is committed to identifying and serving the unique needs of students with advanced academic abilities. For more than 30 years, the district has been providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of gifted students. The district’s approach to personalize learning for every student enhances Gifted Education programming with teaching strategies that individualize the learning experience.

    Each of Edina’s nine schools is staffed with at least one gifted education specialist -- there are 16 district-wide. The specialists work together as a team, and in ongoing collaboration with classroom teachers, to identify student need and develop a learning path that will maximize potential and nurture areas of interest.

    Through differentiation, enrichment, and acceleration, high performing students are engaged in appropriately challenging ways that stretch and grow their abilities, imagination and academic achievement. Edina Gifted Education combines a nurturing of interests and curiosity, with challenging curriculum that advances and motivates students academically. Gifted specialists also provide information and support to parents on the unique needs of their student.

    From elementary grades through high school, students experience a continuum of services.

Contact Us

  • Edina Public Schools
    ISD 273 District Office
    Room 346
    5701 Normandale Road
    Edina, Minnesota 55424

    952-848-4910
    952-848-4056 (fax)

    Gifted Education Coordinator
    Deb Richards
    952-848-4935
    debra.richards@edinaschools.org

    Gifted Education Departmental Specialist
    Felicity Hanson
    952-848-4910
    felicity.hanson@edinaschools.org