HCPS Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program

Henderson County Public Schools are committed to meeting the needs of all learners, including the highly capable. Our Academically and Intellectually Gifted Plan provides for services to students in K-12th grade and is approved by the State of North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction.

Programs extend and enhance the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. AIG Specialists are employed to serve each elementary, middle and high school by screening, advocacy, consulting and teaching. An AIG Committee at each school oversees identification which includes mass screening at the third and sixth grades. Referrals may be made by students, family members or teachers and are received by the site-based AIG Committee.

To contact the AIG Specialist at a particular school or view information about services, use the links below.

Elementary Specialists

Robin Atwell – Atkinson Elementary & Mills River Elementary

Kathy Corn – Edneyville Elementary, Etowah Elementary & Sugarloaf Elementary

Carrie Anne Blocker – Bruce Drysdale Elementary, Dana Elementary & Hendersonville Elementary

Lynne Fender – Fletcher Elementary & Glenn C. Marlow Elementary

Jayne Jennings – Clear Creek Elementary, Hillandale Elementary & Upward Elementary

Middle School Specialists

Anne Boyette – Hendersonville Middle School

Renee Davenport – Flat Rock Middle School

Dr. Kristy Kowalske – Doss – Rugby Middle School

Angela Merkel – Apple Valley Middle School

High School Specialists

Fran Nelson – North Henderson High School

Angela Perry – West Henderson High School

Bethany Phillis – Hendersonville High School

Jean Taipale – East Henderson High School