Note: The contacts on this list have cluster grouping programs that are viable and successful. The programs follow the guidelines for the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM), by Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles,that has been published by Free Spirit Publishing. The contact people on this list have agreed to take calls or emails from educators seeking assistance with their own cluster grouping programs. If you know of schools or districts that should be on this list, please ask their contact person to send an email to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ampitheater Public Schools, Tucson
Sandi Sherman, G/T Coordinator
520.696. 5189 email@example.com
The program follows the guidelines from The Cluster Grouping Handbook
Dr. Juliann McCarthy, Director of Special Education and Gifted
This district has been trained by both authors of The Cluster Grouping Handbook. All components of the model are in place and they welcome visitors.
Paradise Valley Unified School District
Dr Dina Brulles, Director
602 449 2114 firstname.lastname@example.org
A completely comprehensive cluster grouping program, presently in grades K-8. The director is co-author of The Cluster Grouping Handbook with Susan Winebrenner. You are invited to visit the website to discover many helpful descriptions of various program components.
http://gifted.pvschools.net Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model
Russell Ranch School, Folsom-Cordova Schools
Tony Peterson, Principal grades K-8
916 294 2430 email@example.com
I visited his school at CAG in 2010 and have spoken to him on the phone. Cluster grouping allowed him to lure back several gifted families that had left.
Fresno USD K-12
Jerri Anna Billington, Coordinator Cluster program most active at elementary level
559.274.4700 x 225
Sacramento area – Natomas USD – K-12
Heron School, Doug Orr, Principal
I trained these teachers and they are looking forward to their second year implementing the cluster grouping model.
Forest Hills Public Schools, Deanna Barnes, Coordinator
This district has seen significant positive achievement results using the model.
Fargo Public Schools, Ann Duchscher, Gifted Coordinator
This district has an active cluster grouping program at both the elementary and middle school levels.
Lisa M. Kiss, Director of Special Education, Tulpehocken Area School District
Bethel, PA 19507
Phone 717 933-4611, x 2108; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Kiss believes the SCGM is a great model for all students, including those in special education.
Spring Branch ISD K-8
Houston, TX: Lynette Breedlove, Director –
I presented there several times about 10-12 years ago for Karen Fitzgerald
Uses SCGM model - Grades 1-8 - more than 10 years
Strong model in Middle School- excellent teacher training
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Kelly Hedrick, Director of Gifted Education
This is a comprehensive gifted education program which includes cluster grouping at all grades, K-8, and is moving into high school in the fall of 2010. This district welcomes visitors.