Academic and Creative Endeavors (ACE)
About ACE at MEH
The goal of the ACE program is to foster achievement, enhance aptitude, and nurture creativity in order to help each child realize his or her potential as a learner. To that end, the ACE Specialist provides assistance to teachers in differentiating classroom curriculum to challenge students at appropriate levels and to stimulate complex thinking and problem solving. ACE students also meet with the ACE Specialist during Flex periods as advanced options are offered and as student's interest dictates.
- Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted
- ACE Referral Form
- Understanding Regulations for Gifted - Virginia Department of Education
Susan Deal is the new Gifted and Talented Specialist in the ACE Program. Previously, she taught in Georgia in Gwinnett County as Curriculum Leader, Academic Mentor and high school academic teacher. Susan has been in education for fourteen years. Susan's educational background includes a bachelors degree in English Education from The University of Tennessee Knoxville, a Master degree in Secondary Education from The University of Tennessee, and a Specialist Degree in Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. She has her gifted and talented endorsement as well as LIEP endorsement (formally ESOL).
In her spare time, Mrs. Deal is a professional makeup artist and enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She and her husband enjoy dining out, binge watching TV, watching movies and spending time with their grandsons. She is very excited to be joining the MEH family and looks forward to working with the students.