Pearl River County School District Gifted Program

Mission Statement / Philosophy of Gifted Education

 

          Recognizing that gifted student’s needs are distinctive, Pearl River County School District is committed to providing a diverse, differentiated, and enhanced educational program that challenges and motivates the gifted learner to excel and to develop his/her highest potential.  The purpose of the gifted educational program is to foster development of strategies in higher level thinking and citizenship.  These strategies can be achieved by providing a variety of enrichment and discovery experiences that develop creative thinking, problem solving and writing, decision making, critical thinking, researching, and public speaking.  Emphasis is placed on productivity and leadership skills.  In addition, Pearl River County School District is dedicated to developing a child’s lifelong love of learning, a respect of self and others, a positive attitude, a real desire of excellence and a sense of responsibility of self, school, community, and society.


Please check out our resources tab for information about our gifted program as well as information for parents / teachers.




2nd Grade QUEST

Mrs. Phoebe Smith

Mrs. Phoebe Smith has a Master's Degree from William Carey University and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Elementary Education (k-6) with endorsements in Social Studies (7-12) and Reading (K-12).  She is currently continuing her studies in Gifted Education at William Carey University.
          
     
   
   
Contact Phoebe: psmith@prc.k12.ms.us
   
                              
 




3rd Grade QUEST

Mrs. Judy Cuccio, Gifted Contact 

Judy Cuccio has a Master's Degree in Gifted Education from William Carey University and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (K-8) with an endorsement in Science (6-12) and Math (6-8) from The University of Southern Mississippi.  She is the Gifted Contact Person for the Pearl River County School District.



Contact Judy: jcuccio@prc.k12.ms.us





4th and 5th Grade QUEST

Mrs. Joanne Saucier

Joanne Saucier has a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math.  She  has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from William Carey with endorsements in Special Education and Gifted





Contact Leigh: llenoir@prc.k12.ms.us