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Enriched Learning Services

Enriched Learning Services

Gifted Education

USD #443

511 Sunnyside Avenue

Dodge City, KS  67801



In 1978, the Kansas Legislature mandated implementation of Gifted Education Services in Kansas.  “Gifted,” as defined in K.A.R. 91-40-1 (cc), means performing or demonstrating the potential for performing at significantly higher levels of accomplishment in one or more academic fields due to intellectual ability, when compared to others of similar age, experience and environment.


Our Staff:

Erica Heinz, K-8 Secretary/ Para

Matraca Gibson, K-5 Gifted facilitator

Susan Finley, Comanche Middle School Gifted facilitator

Brian Steib, Dodge City Middle School Gifted facilitator

Anna Martinez, CMS & DCMS para

Virgil Hutchcraft, Dodge City High School Gifted facilitator

Teressa Everhart, DCHS para




Enriched Learning Services in Dodge City

Enriched Learning Services include:

-  Enrichment

-  Acceleration

-  Continuous curriculum in Junior Great Books and Problem Solving

Each instructional level uses a different model of programming