About Us and Contact Information

Who is the GT Point of Contact at my Child’s School?

ALL schools in the district are responsible for meeting the needs of identified gifted and talented students. K-8 schools are supported through a GT teacher, charter schools are supported through a designated point of contact, and high school is supported through a site-based team and the Central Office. Please refer to the  Gifted and Talented Teacher/Point of Contact to find your school’s GT teacher and coordinator.

About Us

Dr. Robin Greene
Department Manager

Robin Greene holds her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching with a concentration in gifted education from the University of Denver.  She holds her Masters degree in Education Administration with a focus on gifted education.  She is endorsed in gifted education, elementary education, and linguistically diverse education. Robin has over 18 years’ experience in education and has been an HGT teacher, GT teacher, GT Coordinator, general education teacher, and curriculum coordinator.  Robin is passionate about providing equitable access to gifted education.

Robin Greene

Dr. Ellen Honeck
Department Manager

Ellen Honeck, Ph.D., has been involved in gifted education as a classroom teacher, administrator, gifted specialist, curriculum developer, consultant, adjunct professor, and Associate Director of a gifted education institute.  She is currently a member of the NAGC Board of Directors and presents at national, international and local conferences.  In 2016, Ellen received President’s Award from NAGC for her dedication and work in gifted education.  She is passionate about early childhood, curriculum and instructional strategies, and the whole child.

Ellen Honeck

Coordinators and Support Staff

Brian Beard
Middle & High School Support

Brian Beard has a Bachelor’s Degree in English with an emphasis in Secondary Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Gifted Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has 16 years in 6-12 English and Language Arts classrooms having taught several classes at each grade level. He loves time in the mountains with his family. He is also the current program chair for the Global Awareness Network for the National Association for Gifted Children.

Brian Beard

Sherri Creel
Elementary and HGT Site Support

Sherri Creel has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s in Special Education with an endorsement in Secondary Math from the University of Texas at Dallas.  She has worked for DPS for 30 years, 12 years in the classroom and the rest of her tenure at the Gifted Education Office.  She is a 3rd degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo and has been training for 15 years.  She loves to travel and hopes to spend the majority of her retirement traveling the world.

Sherri Creel

Nancy Davis
Office Support

Nancy Davis joined the Gifted and Talented Department in June 2018 as Office Support. She has a varied background of Director of Operations, Office Manager and Administrative Assistant with seven years in schools. She is passionate about ensuring equity and support for all students and families. She is a Colorado Native, is fluent in Spanish and has an adorable Shih Tzu pruppet!

Nancy Davis

Dr. Vanessa Ewing
Charter Support

Dr. Vanessa Ewing holds degrees in educational psychology and curriculum/instruction.  Her experience includes 20 years experience as an instructor in teacher education programs, serving as a teacher and principal of gifted children, and doing cognitive assessments.  Vanessa works with charters in identification and programming for gifted children.  She also leads classes in gifted education.  She is passionate about varied educational models for student needs, twice-exceptional students, and creativity.  When not working, Vanessa enjoys time with her son, traveling, and painting.

Vanessa Ewing

Jennifer McDonough, NCSP
Department Psychologist

Greg Moldow
High School Support

After 18 years teaching high school English, Greg continues the nomadic journey, building GT programs for high school students at over 13 schools.  When those castle drawbridges get lowered out there, he’s training students to advocate politely and gratefully for their academic needs, connecting them to professors and professionals to cultivate their curiosity, mentoring them through some underachieving fog, etc., etc.  Anything to advance the cause of our youngsters.  He loves to hike with family, swim, read, obsess over his cats, . . .

Greg Moldow

Stacey Pendleton
Assessment and Technology

Stacey started working in the GT office starting in November 2016. Prior to that time, she taught history courses at the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University, while simultaneously serving as the Director of Operations for the state affiliate National History Day program. She has worked with Jeffco School’s GT program in assessments and summer enrichment programming. Stacey also serves as an RCM for DI Colorado. Outside of the office, she is an avid cinephile, concert-goer, and traveler.

Stacey Pendleton