Stephanie Sartain

Gifted Teacher

My Family

Supplies/Wish List Items

Students will need 1 composition book and a pencil

Basic art supplies will be provided by the teacher or students may bring his/her art box from general education class.



Students will have opportunities to build and create as part of class assignments or MakerSpace center.  The following items would be greatly appreciated :

Duct tape of various colors and design

LEGOS or other "brick" manufacturer

colored copy paper or card stock

fun crafting supplies (cotton balls, wooden craft sticks, string, pipe cleaners, etc)


To end out our year of 2nd grade gifted, we participated with Mrs. Graves 2nd graders in 5 Olympic Events.  Several of Mrs. Sartain's students won either gold, bronze, or silver.  Way to go team!

3rd Grade Olympics

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

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Welcome to SPOTLIGHT

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Please take some time to view my webpage for important information concerning gifted education.  I am looking forward to this school year!

All About Mrs. Sartain:

Education: Kirby High School, Memphis, TN 1995

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies concentration in English - Crichton College 1999

Master of Art in Teaching - Christian Brothers University 2003


Experience: Desoto County Schools 2001- Present

Language Arts teacher - 2001-2009

Library/Media Specialist 2009-2019

Gifted Teacher 2019


Bio: This is my third year at Hernando Hills Elementary. 2020-2022 marks my 21st  year with Desoto County Schools!  I am so excited to be here this school year!

When I'm not at school, I spend time with my husband, son, and daughter.  In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy cooking, reading, kickboxing, spending time outdoors, and being involved at Compel Church!

Class Schedule

(Students will return to their general education class for activity and lunch.)






Student Assignment


This section is for students to have easy access to information for class assignments. 






We are focusing our first couple of weeks on what it means to be gifted.  We are identifying our six main skills to cover this year in gifted: Thinking, Creativity, Information Literacy, Success, Affective (Social/emotional), and Communication.

           Sample activities:

  • Setting Goals
  • Mind Mapping
  • Growth Mindset poster,
  • team challenge (tick tock, paper chain link)
  • Reflection over this week's assignments

If you are absent, you can view the Gifted Course 2-8 section of your Schoology account to see what you missed. 

Parent Resources - Gifted Children

Curious about Gifted education?  Want some answers to Frequently Asked Questions? View the document below:

Parent FAQ


Parents, below are links to some resources that you may find helpful as you help your gifted child in his/her education journey.

Big Life Kids

Hoagies Gifted - For Parents

National Association for Gifted Children

MS Association for Gifted Children


Getting to Know Your Child

Parents/Guardians, please take a moment to fill out the student information form.  I will keep this for my records.  Thank you.

Student Info Form




Class Calendar