Director of Elementary Education
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
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.
Oconee County Primary SchoolMaria KochGifted Lead Teacher Oconee County Elementary SchoolTerri ThorntonGifted Lead Teacher Colham Ferry Elementary SchoolBekah McGeeGifted Lead Teacher Dove Creek Elementary SchoolJosh MartzGifted Lead Malcom Bridge Elementary SchoolEric WatsonGifted Leadewatson@oconeeschools.org Rocky Branch Elementary SchoolKandice IvarieGifted Lead High Shoals Elementary SchoolJenna ElmankababyGifted Lead Teacher Oconee County Middle SchoolHeather HolmanGifted Lead TeacherMalcom Bridge Middle SchoolStacey WatersGifted Lead Teacher