Gifted and Talented Education

A gifted and talented student is identified as, “…having outstanding talent and performing, or showing the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with other students."(Annotated Code of Maryland § 8-201)


Susan C. Spinnato
Project Manager, Office of Teaching and Learning
Office: (410) 767-0349

Maryland Law/Regulations

Maryland Public School Systems Gifted and Talented Education Contacts 

Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education 

“The State Superintendent of Schools shall maintain an Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education that shall advise the Superintendent on issues and best practices relevant to the education of gifted and talented students in Maryland.” (Code of Maryland Regulations COMAR 13A.04.07.05)

Leadership Team:

Dr. Rae Lymer, Co-chairperson

Luke Kasim, Co-chairperson
Dr. Jessica Reinhard, Co-chairperson
Julie Skolnick, Secretary

MSDE Approved GT Education Graduate and Certificate Programs in Maryland