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Talented and Gifted

Portland Public Schools is dedicated to identifying and providing for the unique academic and social emotional needs of Talented and Gifted students across the district. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities to students of all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups, to provide informational training to educators, and to provide consistent challenge for all students.

Click here to see results of the 2012 TAG Survey.

Welcome to the PPS Talented and Gifted Website!

In compliance with the Oregon TAG Mandate for gifted education, 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.

To facilitate this approach, 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 TOSA's (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 administrator of the TAG Department is Erika Gillis, Director of Education Innovation.  

The TAG Office is currently located at the Rice Professional Development Academy:

6433 NE Tillamook
Portland, Oregon 97213

Phone: 503-916-3358
Heather Egan, Administrative Secretary


Guide to the TAG Website