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Gifted & Talented

The mission of Prior Lake Savage Area Schools is to inspire and empower each student to reach their full potential.

The best learning happens when students are challenged just beyond what they can do easily, but that point is different for each learner and that point can change over time. With that understanding, we strive to meet the individual needs of students, as well as develop the traits and competencies that support lifelong learning.
Differentiation Specialists work with classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and students across our K-12 system to focus on the individual needs of each of our learners as they grow toward realizing their full potential. Over time, students may access Gifted and Talented services in one or more ways depending on their needs.
At all levels, Differentiation Specialists monitor student data to assess growth and to support instructional planning.

Contact Us

Melissa Knettel
Assistant Director of Teaching, Learning & Continuous Improvement
(952) 226-0075

Differentiation Specialist

Jennifer Maloney