Gifted Advisory Committee


The primary purposes of the Botetourt County Schools Gifted Advisory Committee are to:

  • annually review Botetourt County Public Schools’ Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted and monitor the extent of implementation,
  • submit an annual report to the Superintendent that contains findings of program effectiveness and recommendations,
  • evaluate division-wide needs and submit program revision recommendations to the Superintendent, and
  • interpret to the community the division’s plan for meeting the needs of students participating in the gifted education program.
Meeting Dates 2018-2019

Meeting Time - 8:45 a.m. 

Meeting Location - School Board Office, 143 Poor Farm Rd., Fincastle, VA 24090

Meeting Dates
September 24, 2018
January 29, 2019 (cancelled due to weather)
April 24, 2019


Committee Members Role
Karen Busher Gifted Resource Teacher 
Joyce Mandeville
Gifted Resource Teacher
Jessica Preston Parent and Committee Chair
Lisa Fouch Parent 
Lisa Grinnell Gifted Resource Teacher
Anna Weddle School Board Member
Will Krause Middle School Administrator
Jessica Martin Elementary School Administrator
Nina Burns Parent
David DeHaven Parent
Marthe Honts Parent
Renee Malue Parent
Mary Catherine Mullins Parent
Salena Harvey Lord Botetourt High School Counselor
Melanie McFadyen Parent 
Daryl Hylton Gifted Resource Teacher
Keith Pennington Gifted Program Coordinator
Ava Gilliam Parent and Committee Secretary
Tim Miller Parent 
 Justin Hanna Parent
 Mindy Boitnott Parent and Committee Vice Chair
 Ryan Boitnott Parent


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