• Gifted and Advanced Learning



    Hampden is a Gifted and Advanced Learning (GAL) site.  We work with the Office of Gifted and Advanced Learning and engage in a multi-year process and are currently working toward earning the state designation as an Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School. We are committed to universal identification of K-2 students via nationally normed ability and achievement assessments, implementation of gifted curricula for grades K-5, accelerated curricula for grades 6-8, targeted and sustained professional development of all staff members around best practices in gifted education, and a larger commitment to regularly monitor, evaluate, and report on the progress of identified learners and selected learning programs.


    GAL Programming at Hampden 

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    K GAL (small group within the classrooom):  Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Cardarella

    1st-5th Math GAL (pull out): Ms. Wenzel

    1st-5th ELA GAL (pull out): Mrs. Kroger

    Honors ELA: Ms. Wenzel

    Accelerated Math: Mr. Chacona

    Honors Social Studies/History Day: Mr. Kondisko

    Honors Science (IQWST): Mr. Ives


    Questions?  Email the GAL Coordinators!

    Ms. Kerry Wenzel- KLWenzel@bcps.k12.md.us        

    Mrs. Meredith Kroger- MKroger@bcps.k12.md.us