Gifted Education Program 
    at Chestatee Elementary
    Thinking Cap

    Our goal is to be: 

    Responsible Citizens by being considerate

    Researchers by collecting and presenting reliable information

    Logical Problem Solvers by analyzing problems

    Creative Thinkers by brainstorming and thinking uniquely

    Communicators by speaking and writing clearly

    Self-Directed Learners by performing at your optimal level

    Producers of Excellence by embracing mistakes and revising work

    Critical Thinkers by using your powers of reasoning
    Gifted Education Program Teacher:


    Laura Martin

    The 2021-2022 school year will be Laura Martin's 23rd year teaching at Chestatee. Ms. Martin received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from University of North Georgia and her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Technology from Grand Canyon University. She also added a gifted education endorsement to her certificate. Ms. Martin has taught third and fourth grades, and she began teaching in the gifted program during the 2020-2021 school year. She is excited to continue in that role this year. It's great to be a Chestatee Eagle!

    phone Ext. 722502




      It is the belief of Forsyth County Schools that all students have the right to develop their talents and abilities to the fullest. Embodied in this belief is the commitment to gifted and talented students who possess learning characteristics and needs that differ from those of their chronological peers. The mission of gifted education is to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing programs and services that accommodate these differences, including a curriculum responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexity.
    Click Here to learn more about the Gifted Education Program in Forsyth County.