Mrs. Pamela Kidwell, Gifted and Talented Specialist
Dunloggin Middle School
410-313-2831 FAX # 410-313-2530
I have been a member of the Dunloggin family for 17 years. I hold a
master's degree in Gifted Education from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to
working in Howard County, I was an elementary and middle school teacher with
experience in kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and sixth grade.
My personal goal is to provide a service to our students and their
families, which ensures that our students are afforded a rich and advanced
opportunity to excel.
In Howard County and at Dunloggin Middle School we strive to provide your
child with the best education possible by developing their individual
capabilites. We feel that the many choices we offer will achieve our goal.
Our Gifted and Talented program which is accelerated and enriched is quite
unique in that, it features many opportunities for your child to participate.
Our highly structured classes allow the student the means of unlimited
exploration. We encourage the student who participates in gifted classes to
use high level divergent thinking skills, be motivated to work and use
abstract reasoning. We offer the opportunity to conduct independent
investigations on topics of interest and become the acting professional.
Our teachers differentiate their curriculum in many ways to meet the needs
of their students. Differentiation includes: content that is related to
broad-based issues, themes, or problems: in-depth learning of self-selected
topics within the area of study; encourage the development of products that
challenge existng ideas and produce "new" ideas, new techniques, materials,
and forms; focus on open-ended tasks, and develop research skills and methods.
This web page is an overview of the GT program and particularly what
Dunloggin Middle School has to offer.