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Cheryl DiMartino

Cheryl DiMartino (NV '02)

Director, Department of Gifted and Talented Education Programs

Washoe County School District
Reno, NV

At the time of the Award, Cheryl DiMartino was:

Teacher
Squires Elementary School
North Las Vegas, NV

Subject(s) taught: Gifted and Talented Education
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

In 2004, Cheryl's enthusiasm for educating took her on a new adventure, sharing her love of knowledge with the gifted and talented students. Challenging these creative students to excel beyond their own boundaries has been a commitment she set for herself and students. Cheryl’s dedication to educating has not stopped in the classroom. She combined her expertise with second language, and gifted students as a team member designed to assist Title 1 teachers to understand minority-gifted children. The team has shared strategies to recognize characteristics in minority gifted and how to enhance their learning styles. She has also taught workshops to educators on topics such as; creative centers for primary and intermediate teachers, engaging computer software, NASA in the classroom, writing traits and literature, characteristics of minority gifted students, understanding multiple intelligences in the classroom, higher level thinking strategies, and how to use creativity in the classroom.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1993 University of Nevada - Las Vegas, B.S. and Masters of Educational Leadership


Awards/Honors

Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar-Japan 2003 Live TV interview on education 2003 NASA/Space Education Initiatives Deep Space Scholar 2004 NV Educator Representative for US Dept. of Education forum on No Child Left Behind in Washington DC 2004 Who’


Expertise
English Language and Gifted Education

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