Wanda Gooden, Gifted Services
Welcome to gifted services at Jenks Southeast Elementary. Thank you so much for sharing your gifted and talented children with me. I love school! Positive thinking and enthusiasm will always make life and learning a little easier.
Learning should always be, interesting, challenging, differentiated, and fun! This is my goal. I believe in making your child feel safe, secure, and excited about thinking big. Our classroom door is always open and I welcome your questions or conversations. Communication is definitely the key for your child to have the best learning year ever.
I have taught at Southeast since it opened and I believe it is a fabulous school for your child's academic and character success. What a blessing it is to teach all your wonderful children this year. We are off to a great beginning!
My mission for this school year is for your child to grow and progress to his/her maximum individual potential in academic and character development in a safe and friendly environment. I want your child to feel challenged and excited about knowledge while in gifted lab, always asking questions, investigating, imagining, exploring, contributing to class discussions, and welcoming the opportunity to think outside the box in a new creative direction. It is very important for our children to have the mindset of knowing they can achieve their goals, and believe in themselves. In addition, I feel it is equally valuable for your child to think flexibly, work cooperatively as a team, and listen to his/her teacher and peers for their opinions and ideas. What a fabulous year for your child to learn with their heart and mind.