Portland Public Schools focuses its services on meeting the student's instructional level and rate of learning every day in the classroom across the curriculum. Classroom teachers assess a student's level and rate in all subject areas and modify the instruction to provide appropriate content challenge and instructional pacing.
The principal is responsible to oversee the identification process, arrange staff development and parent meetings, and act as an on-site resource for gifted education in the school. From the District Office, TAG TOSAs (Teachers On Special Assignment) and Achievement Coordinators assist in identification procedures, alternative program options, staff development, parent meetings, and instructional planning to meet students' needs.
The TAG Office is currently located at the Rice Professional Development Academy:
6433 NE TillamookPortland, Oregon 97213Phone: 503-916-3358Heather Egan, Administrative Secretary
Cathy Daley: Cleveland, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Jefferson (Chief Joseph, Faubion, King, Ockley Green, Vernon, Woodlawn), and Madison (Creative Science, Harrison Park, Lee, Madison)
Tessalie Schulte: Franklin, Grant, Wilson, Jefferson (Beach, Boise/Elliot, Jefferson HS) & Madison (Rigler, Roseway Heights, Scott, Vestal, Madison)