October 3, 2016
From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck
in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)
State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon
and School Board President Andy Smarick presented Principal Hornbeck and Ms.
Guitian with a certificate recognizing Hampstead Hill Academy as an EGATE
school at a board meeting last month.
City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises and members of her staff were
present at the ceremony as well. HHA is
one of only six schools in the state and two in Baltimore City to receive this
prestigious designation. Special thanks
to Director of Enrichment Laura Guitian for her work on the application and
daily work with our staff and students.
HHA is proud to announce that we now conduct universal screening for
giftedness in grades K-4 using a less culturally and linguistically-biased
measure called the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT). For more on EGATE, please see:
Mr. Hornbeck and Ms. Guitian are presented with the EGATE Award