Gifted and Talented

The goal of the gifted and talented program is to provide systematic and continuous programming for students identified as gifted and talented in one or more of the five areas of giftedness as defined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. To that end, the gifted and talented resource staff provides individualized student assessments for identification and programming purposes, individualized Pupil Education Plans for students identified as gifted and talented, and consultation services for staff, students, and families.

Gifted and Talented Program Philosophy- Differentiated Instruction
The philosophy of the Oconomowoc Area School District is to provide challenge to our gifted and talented students through differentiation of the curriculum within the regular education classroom. Download the complete Gifted and Talented Philosophy document.

Gifted and Talented Student Identification
Currently there are more than 350 students in the Oconomowoc Area School District formally identified as Gifted and Talented in one or more of the five areas of giftedness as defined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Gifted Education & Talent Development 3-Year Plan
This plan provides the Board of Education, the Administration, the Resource and Teaching Staff, and the community with information pertaining to gifted education and talent development services during the 2016/19 school years. Download the complete 3-Year Plan.

General Information
Parent Information


John Flannery
Director, Curriculum & Instruction


Angie Kraft

District Coordinator for Gifted Programming,
Gifted & Talented Resource / RtI Coach 
Nature Hill Intermediate
262-569-4954 Ext. 4872

Nicole Nickolaus

District Coordinator for Gifted Programming
Gifted and Talented Resource / RtI Coach
Silver Lake Intermediate
262-567-4300 Ext. 4262

Meg Eichsteadt

Gifted and Talented Resource
Ixonia Elementary School
262-560-8400 Ext. 8428

Becky Janny

Gifted and Talented Resource
Meadow View Elementary School
262-560-8000 Ext. 8058

Bethany Staus

Gifted and Talented Resource
Park Lawn / Greenland Elementary School
262-560-8200 Ext. 8270

Wendy Harrop

Gifted and Talented Resource
Summit Elementary School
262-560-8300 Ext. 8344

Carrie Schultz

Gifted and Talented Resource
Oconomowoc High School

W360 N7077 Brown Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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