Gifted Services

Suzanne Korngold Suzanne Korngold, Director of Gifted Education
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706-769-5130 ext. 1202

Oconee County Gifted Program’s Mission and Goals

The Oconee County Schools’ Gifted Program recognizes that our students have unique needs and that it is our responsibility to help them maximize their potential and prepare them to become successful, contributing members of society. The mission of the Gifted Program is to maximize the potential of gifted students by providing programs and services that accommodate these differences, including curriculum responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexity.

Oconee County Public Schools Advanced Learning Programs serve the learning needs of students who are academically gifted and highly able learners through programs that provide rigorous and accelerated curricula. These programs include Gifted Services, Honors, Advanced Placement, and the Governor Honors Program.

All gifted assessments in the Oconee County School District adhere to the rules and regulations established by the Georgia Department of Education. There are three steps in the process of identification and placement of students into the gifted program: referral, assessment, and determination of eligibility.

Gifted Staff 

Oconee County Primary School
Maria Koch
Gifted Lead Teacher
Oconee County Elementary School
Stephanie Dickens
Gifted Lead Teacher
Colham Ferry Elementary School
Phyllis Hunt
Gifted Lead Teacher 
Malcom Bridge Elementary School
Tiffany Pilgram
Gifted Lead Teacher
Rocky Branch Elementary School
Marsha Zuber
Gifted Lead Teacher 
High Shoals Elementary School
Erin Bowen
Gifted Lead Teacher
Oconee County Middle School
Emily Lauren Acrey
Gifted Lead Teacher 
Malcom Bridge Middle School
Stacey Waters
Gifted Lead Teacher 


Oconee County Schools will be a nationally-recognized leader in academic achievement by ensuring all students receive a rigorous, balanced education that will enable them to compete in and contribute to a global society.