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  • Talented and Gifted

    503-916-3358

    Welcome to the PPS Talented and Gifted Website!

    The Department of Talented and Gifted Education in Portland Public Schools has the primary responsibility of overseeing, supporting, and monitoring (in collaboration with other departments, district leadership, and school-based staff) the programing for Talented and Gifted students district-wide. Generally, TAG is used when referring to a student who is identified as Talented and Gifted though pre-established identification procedures and criteria. Portland Public School’s goal is for all students to have equal access to a rich learning environment and their individual needs met by creating opportunities based on principles of equity and the Successful Schools Framework.

    For more information about the College and Career Readiness, please click here

    Vision Statement for 2021-2022

    Encouraged by the PPS equity policy and community input, we are investing in improvements like never before in our effort to create a program to meet the unique and diverse needs of all students. We will collaborate with all neighborhood schools to support programs where we can better address all TAG students’ needs, develop and nurture students who show potential for demonstrating high levels of critical thinking and establish a pathway to positive partnerships with families. TAG students will form a community of collaborative learners who have the skills necessary to positively impact the world around them. 

TAG Contacts

Talented and Gifted
(503) 916-3358
Matt Eide
Director of Talented and Gifted & International Baccalaureate Programs/AP/AVID
503-679-4687
Kim Bertelsen
TAG TOSA
Clusters: Cleveland, Roosevelt, Wells, Pioneer
503-916-3412
Melissa Dunn
TAG TOSA
Clusters: Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Alliance and Benson
503-916-3492
TBD
TAG TOSA
Clusters: Franklin, McDaniel
503-916-
Lisa Draper
Data Clerk
503-916-3493