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Gifted Education

Gifted Education Teacher, Mrs. Lorin Ervin


Gifted education is the shared responsibility of the Bureau of Special Education and the Bureau of Teaching and Learning Support. The integrated approach commits both Bureaus to providing support for Chapter 16.
Title 22 Education, Chapter 16: Special Education for Gifted Students regulations, the Parent Guide to Gifted Education, the Basic Education Circular Special Education for Gifted Students and the Gifted Guidelines reflect Pennsylvania’s commitment to gifted students as “children with exceptionalities” and therefore in need of specially designed instruction.

From the Desk of Mrs. Ervin

March/April 2020


With the school closure lasting for the remainder of the school year, I wanted to let you know that the 7th-12th graders can continue to reach out to me and see enrichment opportunities by connecting to my Microsoft Teams page: NKASD Gift Program 7-12. The students should be able to easily access this, as we have been using it since September.


I have also created a Teams group for K-6.  I reached out to all of my elementary gift students by emailing the parents. Through email, I can answer any questions you may have about how to connect to the  K-6  Microsoft Teams page for enrichment opportunities as a resource. Each student has an NKASD email address. Logging in with the district email is the easiest way to connect. The directions are below. Once the kids get to the NKASD email and send me a message, I will tell them how to access Teams!


I will continue to hold GIEP Meetings by phone for the remainder of the school year. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe and healthy!


Lorin Ervin