Gifted and Talented
ENDEAVOR: VPS G&T Program
Experience Novel Dynamic Enrichment (to) Achieve Vibrant (and) Outstanding Realizations
Our Mission Statement
Vernon Public Schools recognize that students who possess exceptional talents should be granted the direction,
time, encouragement, and resources to maximize their potential.
Current Position: Gifted and Talented Teacher
Years Teaching: 13 years
BA in American Studies from Trinity College
MA in Education, Reading and Language Arts, from St. Joseph College
Currently in 6th Year Degree Program at UCONN, Center for Gifted and Talented Development
Mrs. Lee began her career as a database administrator and legal assistant for a major law firm. She also worked as a database administrator and development assistant for a secondary education institution while she attended graduate school to obtain her Masters Degree. She worked for Manchester Public Schools before moving to Vernon and becoming a Vernon Public Schools employee.
Mrs. Lee loves to travel with her family and learning about other cultures. She also enjoys reading for pleasure, watching movies, cooking with her children, and crochet. She has been a Girl Scout leader for the last 16 years.
Current Position: Gifted and Talented Teacher Elementary
Years Teaching: 11 years
BA in Interdisciplinary Arts integration SUNY Brockport MSEd in Inclusive Education: Special Education and Gifted Extension
UCONN MS Educational Psychology: Giftedness, Creativity, and Talented Development
Mrs. Motes started her career as a teacher in New York State prior to settling in Connecticut. Previous teaching experiences include Special Education in Hartford, CT, Gifted and Talented in Hilton, NY, Special Education Teacher/ABA Therapist Rochester, NY and, 2nd Grade Teacher Lafayette, LA.
Extra Curricular Activities: Mrs. Motes loves to travel and enjoys experience new opportunities in different places. She is an avid swing dancer and horseback rider as well as SCUBA certified. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, cooking, and baking way too many cookies for the holidays.