Gifted and Talented

Kortnie Unzen, Gifted and Talented Teacher
651-403-8221 |

Krista Schulz, Gifted and Talented Teacher
651-403-8221 |

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Bonjour! My name is Krista Schulz. I've been a teacher at Somerset Elementary School since 2010. During my career, I've taught both third and first grade. I'm currently the Gifted and Talented teacher as well as the building Instructional Math Coach. I attended the College of St. Benedict and obtained a bachelor's degree in elementary education, as well as minors in French and coaching. I received a masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Mary's. In my free time, I love to spend time outdoors playing sports, hiking, biking, kayaking, running, fishing, and boating. I enjoy cooking for friends and family. My husband and I have a passion for travel and go on many trips each year! 

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High Performing/Gifted and Talented Students at Somerset Elementary have access to:


  • Led by Somerset Gifted and Talented Teacher
  • Focus on Curriculum Enrichment Extension Projects 
  • Focus on Collaborative, Technology Integrated Learning
  • Students are Flexibly Grouped by Identification and Academic Readiness


  • Curriculum Enrichment Extension Projects
  • Cognitively Guided Math Learning Opportunities
  • Differentiated Learning Opportunities
    • Teachers are Supported in Their Practice of Differentiation for High Performing Learners


  • Identified Students in Grades 3 and 4 are Clustered
  • Informal Clustering for Students in Grades 1 and 2
    • Students Have Access to Academic Peers in the Regular Classroom Setting
    • Teachers of the Cluster Groups Can Plan More Intentionally for the Needs of Identified GT Students


  • iPad Cart
  • MacBook Carts
  • iPod Cart
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Student Response Systems
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Ten Marks
  • Google Apps for Education