The mission of Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 is to ensure that each child has equal access to receive an optimum educational experience. Our district recognizes the need to identify students from all backgrounds who demonstrate a potential for exceptional performance. Therefore, we are committed to providing relevant and challenging learning experiences to support the intellectual, behavioral, social, emotional, artistic and creative development of our gifted students.
If you believe your child may be gifted, you may begin the identification process by completing the referral form. Referrals should be submitted to Jill Hellman in the counseling office. Referrals will be reviewed by the gifted and talented team and you will be notified of the team's recommendation within 30 days.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jill Hellman
My name is Jill Hellman and I am the Gifted and Talented Teacher and Coordinator at Carson Middle School. This is my thirteenth year at Carson Middle School and my third year in the Gifted and Talented program.
I grew up in Castle Rock, CO and moved to Colorado Springs to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2000. I graduated with a BA in History in 2004. It was here that I met my husband. We were married in 2008 and have two wonderful boys--Davis (7) and Walker (4). I received my MA ED in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington and have a Pre-K-12 endorsement in Gifted Education from the state of Colorado.