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 – Mills River Elementary & Upward Elementary

Maggie Decorah – Atkinson Elementary

Lynne Fender – Etowah Elementary & Fletcher Elementary

Leslie Fields – Glenn C. Marlow Elementary & Hillandale Elementary

Jayne Jennings – Clear Creek Elementary & Sugarloaf Elementary

Tori Shaffer – Dana Elementary & Edneyville Elementary

April Summey – Bruce Drysdale Elementary & Hendersonville Elementary

Middle School Specialists

Anne Boyette – Hendersonville Middle School

Mark Buzzell – Flat Rock Middle School

Kelsey Foster – Rugby Middle School

Jennifer Summers – Apple Valley Middle School

High School Specialists

Fran Nelson – North Henderson High School

Graham Horton – West Henderson High School

Bethany Phillis – Hendersonville High School

Katie Rogers – East Henderson High School