Colts Neck Township Schools

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Colts Neck's
Gifted and Talented Task Force 
Spring 2015
The Colts Neck Township Public Schools, Office of Curriculum and Instruction, has launched a task force to examine the district's current K-8 enrichment programs. In our continuous efforts to meet the needs of our students, the Gifted and Talented Task Force (GTTF) will convene for the purpose of accomplishing the following goals:

1. Establish an appropriate focus for evaluating our current enrichment programs;
2. Establish a focus to evaluate our current programs for improvement rather than judging them for success;
3. Review research-based recommendations for framing evaluation criteria;
4. Evaluate our programs based upon the agreed upon criteria;
5. Analyze evaluation results; and
6. Prepare GTTF Final Report with recommendations based upon evaluation results.


The Gifted and Talented Task Force will meet on the following dates from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

in the Board Room, located in the district's Administration Building:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Colts Neck Teachers
Carrie Sullivan - CDMS Enrichment Teacher - ELA
Debra  Wuethrich - CDMS Enrichment Teacher - Mathematics
Jill Becker - CRES/CRPS Enrichment Teacher - Mathematics
Jennifer Stattel - CRES/CRPS Enrichment Teacher - ELA
Lysa Cook - Literacy Coach
Nancy Plumfield - CRES Enrichment - Science
Allison Baricko - CRPS Teacher of Science
Renee Osterbye - CRPS Teacher, Grade 2
Denise Ridoux - CDMS Teacher, Instrumental Music
Kystyna Hubbard - CDMS Teacher, Vocal Music
Dr. Richard Beck, Director of Special Services
Mr. James Osmond, Principal Conover Road Elementary School
Ms. MaryJane Garibay, Director of Curriculum and Instruction 
Board of Education:
Mrs. Irene Sessa
Mrs. Kathy Gizzo
Mrs. Sandy Freeman
Dr. Kimberly Raymond
Beth Powell
Hallie Gardner
Justine Buzzetta, President 
Marian Castner, Vice President 
For information pertaining to the Colts Neck Gifted and Talented Task Force, please contact MaryJane Garibay, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at  
All professional resources shared among members of the Gifted and Talented Task Force are for the sole use of research and to assist in the process of making informed decisions about the evaluation process.