We make a collective commitment to all of Bellingham’s children. We will empower every child to discover and develop a passion, contribute to their community, and achieve a fulfilling and productive life.
We collectively commit to support a purposeful continuum of services for a diverse group of highly capable learners to develop each individual student’s fullest potential.
Highly capable students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students’ general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities within a specific domain. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes. ( WAC 392.170.080)
2021-22 Highly Capable Learner Liaisons:
To support teachers and families, HCL Liaisons are available to answer questions, collaborate and support the unique needs of students identified highly capable.
Alderwood – Miranda Savory
Birchwood – Michelle Mitchell
Carl Cozier – Miranda Savory
Columbia – Kirstin Copeland
Cordata – Kirstin Copeland
Geneva – Michelle Mitchell
Happy Valley – Precious Bryngelson
Lowell – Precious Bryngelson
Northern Heights – Michelle Mitchell
Parkview – Ralph Hayden
Roosevelt – Susan Kagel
Silver Beach – Shannon Pries
Sunnyland – Katy Ackerson
Wade King – Precious Bryngelson
Middle Schools – Katie Griffith and Middle School Assistant Principals
High Schools – School Counselors
HCL TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) – Breann Hulford