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EBISD Gifted and Talented Program


Our philosophy is to provide educational opportunities to meet the needs of all children. Gifted and talented students have needs that require special programs. EBISD believes that academically talented students are very important resources to our society and deserve an opportunity to discover, develop, and fulfill their potential.

State of Texas Definition of Gifted and Talented Children
The state of Texas has provided the following definition to assist educators, counselors, and parents in the identification of gifted and talented students:
        "Gifted and talented student' means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:
        (1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
        (2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership;
        (3) or excels in a specific academic field"
Educational Code 29.121

The East Bernard Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program will identify and nurture the abilities of students who are gifted and talented in the areas of general intellectual ability, specific academic ability, and/or achievement.
Gifted and Talented Coordinator                                                    
Rebecca Cavness
(979) 335-7519 ext. 114
Gifted and Talented Teachers:
Elementary - Michael Ryza
Elementary - Bonnie Kocurek
Junior High - Tammy Triplett
High School - Melissa Janecek
Parent Information
 Click the link below for information regarding:
  • Referral Process
  • Assessing Student Needs
  • Identification Profile  
  • Selection of Gifted and Talented Students 
EBISD Gifted and Talented referral process and testing has been waived for the spring of 2020. We will resume this process in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year.
Gifted and Talented services will be provided to all GT students by their GT teachers.
Elementary GT:
Michael Ryza
Elementary STEM/GT: 
Bonnie Kocurek
Junior High:
Nikki Warncke
Tammy Triplett