Learners identified as gifted/ talented will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted/talented students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.

All campuses in Humble ISD provide screening, identification, and services for Gifted and Talented students. In order for a student to be identified as Gifted and Talented (GT) in Humble ISD, data from several quantitative and qualitative criteria are collected over a four-week period to identify students who exhibit potential and/or perform at levels significantly beyond the norm in areas of superior cognitive ability and/or specific academic achievement.

23-24 G/T Identification & Assessment Calendar

  • August 9-31:  Previously identified G/T New to District Transfer Testing & Decision Making Committee Meetings

  • September 1-29: G/T Referral Window

  • October 2-23: G/T Testing (3rd-11th grade)

  • November 1-30: G/T Testing (1st-2nd grade)

  • December 1-17: G/T Testing (Kindergarten)

  • January 3-19: G/T Decision Committee Window

  • February 2:  G/T Decision Letters to Parents

  • March 25-April 15: G/T Referral Window (New students only)

  • April 17-May 13: G/T Testing Window (New students only)

  • May 16-May 22:   G/T Decision Committee Meetings

  • May 24: G/T Decision Letters to Parents

GT Referral Flyer

Steps for Referral:

  1. Attend the live parent webinar or watch the recording of "Should I Refer My Child?" on August 28, 2023.

  2. Have the following:

    • Student ID (lunch number)

    • Student Date of Birth

    • Reason for Referral

  3. Complete the referral during the designated window - September 1-29.

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Elementary G/T Teacher Contacts

Elementary Campus


Principal/Asst. Principal

Atascocita Springs

Malory Sanchez

Cheryl Fennell

Autumn Creek

Krystal Singh

Lisa Newcomb

Bear Branch

Shelly Hairell

Sloan Simmons


Paula Cano

Michael Bushnell


Debbie Zurita

Macaire McDonough Davies

Eagle Springs

Stacy Pickard

April Maldonado

Elm Grove

Melanie Riggs

Cassie Pfeifer

Fall Creek

Christina Taylor

Jamie Tallent


Alexa Stewart

Brandy Heckman


Michelle Varnadoe

Denise Rodriguez


Shereece Perry
Isadora Grau

Angela Bland

Hidden Hollow

Abby Brown

Natalie Wilkes


Donna Martin

Veronica Hernandez

Jack M. Fields

Kelly Gerga

Melissa Christensen


Todd Gerescher

Lucy Anderson


Amanda Vaughn

Richarria Benton


Heidi Gifford

Tiffany Moyar

North Bend

Sandra Bogan

Christina Morris

Oak Forest

Erika Horgan
Angela Carrizales

Corinna Ferrier


Kelle Banda
Angelia Courtney (Virtual)

Kerri Smith

Park Lakes

Teresa Manchaca

Claudia Thomas

Pine Forest

Amy Netardus

Wendy Anaya

Ridge Creek

Jennifer Touchstone

Andrenetta Scott

River Pines

Erin Schlosser

Rachel Dunn

Shadow Forest

CarolAnn Mavrinac

Lisa Lackey


Robin Dukes

Dawnielle Shrader


Heather Brown

Matthew Griffin

Whispering Pines

Amy Dowies

Celeste Myers

Willow Creek

Susan Rasmussen

Alicia Pearce

Woodland Hills

Stefany Beal

Cindy Barker

Parent Resources

Myths about Gifted Students
These and other myths prevent our country from appropriately educating millions of advanced students. NAGC compiled a list of the most prevalent myths in gifted education with evidence rebutting each of them. This list was developed from a longer list of myths explored in a special of Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) in the Fall of 2009. NAGC Members can read the full issue of GCQ via the SAGE website

Helping Your Gifted Child Succeed!
Each child has strengths in certain areas, whether in math; language arts; physical, natural, and social sciences; music; visual and performing arts; leadership; athletics; philanthropy; or some other field. To help bright children discover what they do best, we need to help them explore their interests and abilities.

¡Ayude a su hijo dotado a tener éxito!
Cada niño tiene capacidades en ciertas áreas, ya sea en las matemáticas, lengua y literatura, ciencias formales, naturales y sociales, música, artes visuales y escénicas, liderazgo, atletismo, filantropía o algún otro campo. Para ayudar a los niños dotados a descubrir sus talentos excepcionales, hay que explorar sus intereses y habilidades.

Supporting Your Gifted Child During COVID-19
As COVID-19 forces us to face new norms like social distancing, remote learning, and shelter-inplace orders, gifted children may exhibit increased anxiety, sadness, intense feelings, and out-of-theordinary behavior.

Cómo apoyar a tu hijo/a con altas capacidades durante el COVID-19
El COVID-19 nos obliga a adaptarnos a nuevas normas como el distanciamiento social, la educación a distancia y el encierro. Ante esto, los/as niños/as y adolescentes superdotados pueden experimentar un aumento de ansiedad, tristeza, emociones intensas y comportamientos fuera de lo común.

Appeal a G/T placement decision

If after receiving a G/T placement decision, you disagree with the outcome, you may file for an appeal within 15 school district business days by completing this form.

Apelar una decisión de colocación en el programa de talento y habilidades avanzadas (G/T)

Si, después de recibir una decisión de colocación en el programa de talento y habilidades avanzadas (G/T), no estás de acuerdo con el resultado, puedes presentar una apelación dentro de los 15 días hábiles del distrito escolar completando este formulario