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Programs & Services

High Performance Learning


High Performance Learning is the performance by a student which is above and beyond usual classroom/grade-level expectations. Keen interest, specialized talent, intellectual ability, strong task commitment, and/or high motivation shown by a product, performance, or general awareness are recognized and supported by teachers.

Wisconsin Association for the Talented and Gifted

The Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG) is a non-profit organization of parents, students, educators, business and industry personnel, and other interested persons who are dedicated to fostering a climate in the home, school, and community that allows each individual to reach his or her unique potential. WATG’s mission is to provide assistance in meeting the varied needs of gifted and talented individuals and their advocates.

Contact Information

Shelley Shirel

Supervisor of High Performance Learning
(608) 789-8942

Archie Barribeau

Coordinator of High Performance Learning
(608) 789-8919

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School Library/HPL Teachers


Emerson – Lisa Altreuter

Hamilton/SOTA I – Carrie Wuensch-Harden

Hintgen – Amanda Pfiffner

Northside/Coulee Montessori – Kristen Hoeth

North Woods – Gary Boisvert

Southern Bluffs – Kate Olson

Spence – Shelayne Dunn

State Road – Kristen Martin

Summit – Darcy Maxwell


Lincoln – Linda Watson

Logan Middle – Chris Schiffer

Longfellow – Lila Planavsky