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Gifted Education:

Stretching Minds.
Shaping Hearts.
Preparing Leaders.

Our Vision:

The MRESC’s dynamic Gifted Education team stretches minds, shapes hearts, and prepares leaders! Through classroom-embedded services (GIS’s and Instructional Coaching); professional development offerings; targeted enrichment and leadership opportunities; collaborative resource development; as well as coordination and consultation, our Gifted Education team synthesizes the work and skills necessary to help districts, families, and educators identify and develop these amazing students’ minds and hearts.

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Click the image above to read this year’s collection of  Wonderful Wednesdays, our gifted newsletter!


Coordinator Resources: Click Here

Differentiation Practices: Click Here

Enrichment and Activities: Click Here

Parent Resources: Click Here

Professional Development  (Blended Learning): PD and Book Studies

Resources for Gifted Specialists: Click Here

Gifted Social-Emotional Considerations: Click Here

Additional Resources from Todd, Stanley, The Gifted Guy: click here

Erica Baer

Director of Student Achievement & Gifted Learning


Gifted Education Overview

Gifted FAQ’s: click the links below to access more information

        1. What does a gifted identification mean in an academic area? Click here

         2. What does a gifted identification mean in superior cognitive? Click here

3. What does gifted identification mean in creativity and/ or the arts? Click here.

                                   4. Can I refer my child? Yes!  Click here for the paperwork; send to!

For information on Ohio’s operating standards, click the links below:

Gifted Home Page


Gifted Operating Standards

Ohio’s Chart of Approved Assessments

The Ohio Association for Gifted Children is Ohio’s leading advocacy group for the gifted!

937-498-1354 ext. 7004

Erica Baer

Director of Student Achievement & Gifted Learning

Erica brings a wide range of experiences and perspectives to our team. After graduating with honors from The Ohio State University with both a Bachelor’s in English (French minor) and her Master’s in Education focused on integrated, cross-curricular, multi-ability teaching (elementary, 1-8), Erica’s 19 years in education span grades 3-12 (with over 14 years at the high school level). During those teaching assignments, Erica created the curriculum for each of the courses taught, whether focused on honors, “college prep”, or modifying the work for students with special needs and/ or twice exceptionalities.

Passionate about learning, travel, and positive change, Erica frequently particpates in service opportunities both nationally and internationally, including week-long student summer enrichment opportunities for Native American youth and month-long international camps where students from 10 or more countries learn to build friendships and cross cultural barriers.

Erica’s travels to and work with students across cultures and contexts have helped her to understand that, though kids’ situations may differ, at their core, all kids deserve the opportunity to grow, to thrive, and to become their personal best. During her free time, Erica enjoys time with friends and family by hiking or enjoying the great outdoors, listening to or creating music, exploring new cultures, and challenging herself to continue growing in body, mind, and spirit.