Ms. Angela Lewis


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! It's looking wonderful up ahead. 

 

We had our Itinerant Gifted Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 27th and it was a great success. We hope to expand the offerings for next year, and hope that even more of you will be able to attend!


 

A bit about me...

kids

My three kids: Westley, Katherine and Anneka, or as they are more commonly known: Wub, Babes and Sis. 


First...thank you for taking the time to visit the website. This year I once again have the privilege to serve as an itinerant teacher for the gifted and talented students who currently attend  Webster, Emerson and Whittier Elementary Schools.

The Mesa Public Schools Gifted and Talented Department has changed the way we take care of our gifted students at many of our west side elementary schools, by bringing the gifted teachers to the students at their local site. Our Gifted Department now has 8 teachers working in the itinerant program seeing to the needs of 24 of Mesa's elementary school communities.

When completing my undergraduate work at Northern Arizona University, I was given an opportunity to graduate with a double major: Elementary Education and Special Education for the Gifted, via an independent study program with a gifted professor, Dr. Stephen Lapan. My student teaching took me to Mesa Public Schools where I was mentored by a veteran gifted teacher, Lorna Brackney.

Since then I have taught in a variety of schools and settings, both public and private, with grades ranging from Pre-K to 10th grade.

This year I will be continuing my mission to nurture the critical and creative thinking skills of my identified gifted and talented students, as well as to bring more as yet undiscovered thinkers into the program.

 

If you should wish to contact me, please know that email is the best way to receive a timely response!   aalewis@mpsaz.org 

Here are the numbers for the various classrooms:

Whittier- 480-472-4974 on Mondays 
Webster- 480-472-4893 on Tuesdays
Emerson- 480-472-4726 on Thursdays 

"I cannot teach them anything. I can only teach them to think"--Socrates