Talent Development

We're cultivating well-rounded students who are ready for the world. 

Talent Development Services encourages students to push the boundaries of current thinking, test new ideas, and adapt to solve real-world problems. 

Each of our schools has a full-time talent development coordinator who ensures students have access to rigorous educational opportunities in core subject areas. In conjunction with classroom teachers, they provide a variety of programs and services for identified students in all grades.

Boasting a variety of educational opportunities is a fundamental feature of our Talent Development Services program. We strive for progress, not perfection and promote experimentation for the sake of learning. Collaboration and individual contribution combine to reinforce learning and foster the skills needed to thrive in community and job success. 

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Talent Development Services

District Talent Development Coordinators

District Coordinator:
Allegra Smisek
952-988-4737

Elementary Talent Development

Alice Smith:
Doreen Carlson
952-988-4231

Eisenhower:
Robyne Frober
952-988-4327
and Abby Larson
952-988-4284

Gatewood:
Sara Lacey
952-988-5248

Glen Lake:
Scott Stillman
952-988-4237

Meadowbrook:
Kathleen Roller
952-988-5121
and Michelle Hetland
952-988-4678

Tanglen:
Lisa Becker
952-988-4888

Junior High Talent Development

North Junior High & West Junior High 
Regina Johnson
952-567-8888

High School Talent Development

Hopkins High School:
John Sammler
952-567-8841