Welcome to the Neah-Kah-Nie School District’s Talented and Gifted page.  

Talented And Gifted Philosophy and Mission Statement

Neah-Kah-School District #56 is committed to identifying and providing for the unique intellectual, social, emotional, and career needs of Talented and Gifted (TAG) students.    It is the District’s goal to provide appropriate educational programs and services through instructional, curricular, and administrative modifications to create educational opportunities for TAG students in order to help them maximize their individual potential.  

The District believes appropriate educational programming for TAG students involves opportunities for work where the content, processes, or products are significantly more sophisticated, mature, and complex than would be appropriate for non-TAG students.  Curricular modifications should be in lieu of regular work, not in addition to these modifications.   

We believe Talented and Gifted students are found in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups across gender.  We are committed to identifying and providing appropriate services to students from typical populations, as well as to those from non-typical populations (e.g. second language learners and students with disabilities) who demonstrate the potential to perform at exceptional levels.


District TAG Plan and Attachments


Jennifer Holm
Nehalem Elementary

Cherie Hasenoehrl
Garibaldi Grade School

Ashley Atwood
Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School

Esther Troyer
Neah-Kah-Nie High School

Ericka Keefauver
Neah-Kah-Nie School District
Special Student Services Director