Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Deanna Butherus, and I am your gifted and talented specialist.
My primary responsibilities are:
1. To collect data and identify students whose abilities and talents require special programming.
2. To work closely with teachers to ensure that they have the resources and support they need when working with gifted and talented students in their classrooms.
3. To partner with students and their families to support student strengths, challenges, and personal goals.
4. And to work directl ywith gifted and talented students in small groups that meet their advanced needs.
Please feel free to contact me via e-mail with questions and comments. If you would ever like to schedule an appointment, please contact me via email, and I will be happy to plan a meeting with you.
Spelling Bee News:
Meeker is enrolled in the Scripps Spelling Bee for the 2018-2019 school year and all students are encouraged to start practicing their spelling skills, as you may be the lucky student who gets to represent Meeker in the state spelling bee! During the week of January 14, a written spelling test will be given to all students in grades 3-5. The top 30 spellers on that test will be invited to attend an oral spelling bee after school on Tuesday Feb. 12. This will be an exciting event and families will be invited to attend. The winner of the school bee wil represent Meeker at the state bee on Saturday, March 16, at the University of Denver campus. Here is a list of practice spelling words for you to study at home to get ready for the competition. Happy spelling!