Talented & Gifted
In accordance with the mission of Grinnell-Newburg Schools, TAG services are offered for eligible K-12 students. TAG services vary depending on the need of the student.
Services might include but are not limited to: push in collaborative services, pull out extension opportunities, subject acceleration, whole grade acceleration and more. The district has two TAG teachers who work to ensure adequate placement/course options for gifted students, teach various extension classes/sessions for K-12 students, provide curricular support to classroom teachers, and program execution and evaluation.
Gina Beck is our elementary teacher for our talented and gifted students. She received her undergraduate from Buena Vista, and her TAG Endorsement from Morningside. This is her 6th year as the K-4 TAG Coordinator.
Please find Ms. Beck's ELP Website for 3rd and 4th grade here. This site has updates on what is going on in ELP (videos, photos, etc.), and is used as a monthly update for parents.
Please find Ms. Beck's K-4 Math and Reading Website here. This site also has pictures, videos, updates on lessons, etc., and is used as a monthly update to parents and as a resource portal for parents, teachers, and students.
Tammy Strawser is our secondary level for talented and gifted students. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dubuque, and her master's degree from Viterbo. She received her TAG Endorsement from Morningside. This is her 28th year in the district.
Please find Ms. Strawsers site here.
Please click on the following link to view the GNCSD Talented & Gifted Website: GNCSD Talented & Gifted