Instruction and Support Services

Walton-Verona Independent School District is committed to providing appropriate education for each individual child. The general instructional program is designed for a large cross-section of students. Instructional Support Services address specific learning, physical, emotional, and developmental challenges that interfere with a student's educational progress and achievement.

Director of Instruction and Support Services
Michelle Gregg
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Digital Learning Coach
A critical component of any successful digital learning initiative is the support provided by Digital Learning Coaches (DLC). Districts with these support structures in place are ready to collaboratively support digital learning strategies and workflows across grade levels, content areas and job classifications. Kentucky currently has more than 600 Digital Learning Coaches across the state.

Work closely with district leaders and the Principal to implement and help share the vision of how technology will be implemented in the classroom.

Assist teachers in maximizing the effective use of technology for learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students.

Provide a vital real time professional learning role for district-by-district (or school-by-school) customized digital learning strategies tied to structured learning experience design, digital workflow, digital relationship, digital collaboration and student-designed digital products.

Look for the latest insights and strategies on instructional technologies, personalized learning materials and pedagogical methods to mentor and coach educators in their district - providing seamless movement between blended (traditional and digital) designs.

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How To Documents
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District Digital Learning Coach
Tracy Bazsika
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Gifted and Talented Program

The Walton-Verona School District offers a comprehensive program for gifted and talented students at both the elementary and secondary levels.

According to 704 KAR 3:285, state regulations for gifted and talented programs, a gifted and/or talented child is one who is identified as possessing demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in one or more of the following areas-

General Intellectual Aptitude
Specific Academic Aptitude
Creative or Divergent Thinking
Psychosocial or Leadership Skills
Visual or Performing Arts

This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for programs for gifted and talented students’ primary – grade 12. The Primary Talent Pool is for highly capable students currently enrolled in the primary grades. Once students are selected for the PTP, they are in PTP until the end of their third grade year. Service options are evaluated annually based on student progress data and classroom performance. Service may include pull-out, cluster grouping and/or differentiation of classroom lessons and assignments to provide enrichment and differentiated opportunities (on an as-needed basis) to the selected students

Beginning in 4th grade, students may be formally identified as gifted in one or more of the five areas of giftedness. Once students are formally identified they are identified until the end of their 12th grade year. The screening process begins at the end of third grade, with formal identification and placement taking place beginning in fourth grade.

Students who qualify for Gifted Educational services will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of services offered by the Gifted and Talented Department at Walton-Verona Independent Schools. Parents and students are surveyed annually and Gifted Student Service Plans are developed to meet individual needs.

Gifted and Talented Teacher
Aaron Linville
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Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSCs)

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSCs) help WVISD families solve problems and overcome barriers to learning. Family Resource Centers (FRCs) serve elementary schools. Youth Services Centers (YSCs) serve middle and high schools. The programs were created as part of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). The intent of the center is to enhance students' abilities to succeed in school by assisting children, youth and families in meeting some of their basic needs. This will be done by providing community services at the centers or by linking families to agencies in their communities.

State-Mandated Core Components for FRCs
Full-time childcare for 2- and 3-year-olds
After-school childcare for 4- through 12-year-olds. Full-time childcare is available during the summer and on other days when school is not in session.
The Families in Training Program, which includes an integrated approach to home visits, group meetings, and monitoring of child development for new and expectant parents
Family literacy services or similar programs designed to promote lifelong learning and give parents and children the chance to learn together
Health services and/or referrals to health services

State-Mandated Core Components for YSCs
Referrals to health and social services
Career exploration and development
Summer and part-time job development for high school students
Substance abuse education and counseling
Family crisis and mental health counseling

Tricia Pollard
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FRYSC Coordinator (Walton Campus)

FRYSC Coordinator (Verona Campus)

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