McSpedden Elementary

Kathy Thom has worked in Frisco I.S.D. for over sixteen years. Her interest and passion for working with gifted children began in her first classroom of 4th graders at Anderson Elementary. She had an exceptional student that required special accommodations to meet his educational needs. Ever since then, she has marveled at the abilities that GT students exhibit, as well as the special needs they require to gain a true understanding of who they are.Picture1

Kathy taught 4th grade for two years and then moved to 5th for the next four years. She completed her GT Certification at UNT, is a member of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, and is a member of Mensa. She has been a GT Teacher for the past ten years and is excited to continue her work with GT students at McSpedden. She also has a son who attends Collin College and will be starting a career with the United States Marines in the spring of 2019. He attended Frisco schools since kindergarten and was in the Gifted Program since the 3rd grade. There is no doubt in her mind that her perspective as a parent of a gifted child has aided her immensely in her continual quest in helping her GT students meet their potential.



gunnHeather Gunn has worked for Frisco ISD for the past 6 years, most recently as a Gifted & Talented teacher. She has taught GT at Christie, Gunstream, and McSpedden Elementaries. Before she began working in the GT department, she taught 3rd grade at Gunstream Elementary.  Her teaching career began as a high school teacher teaching English, business, and GT humanities.  Heather is certified EC-6th, as well as having  6th-12th grade certifications in English and Business plus additional EC-12 certifications in music and GT.  She is a passionate and energetic educator who challenges her students to strive towards their goals.  Mrs. Gunn believes that education is a lifelong pursuit and enjoys sharing and fostering that belief in her students.

 

Kathy Thom has worked in Frisco I.S.D. for over sixteen years. Her interest and passion for working with gifted children began in her first classroom of 4th graders at Anderson Elementary. She had an exceptional student that required special accommodations to meet his educational needs. Ever since then, she has marveled at the abilities that GT students exhibit, as well as the special needs they require to gain a true understanding of who they are.

Kathy taught 4th grade for two years and then moved to 5th for the next four years. She completed her GT Certification at UNT, is a member of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, and is a member of Mensa. She has been a GT Teacher for the past ten years and is excited to continue her work with GT students at McSpedden. She also has a son who attends Collin College and will be starting a career with the United States Marines in the spring of 2019. He attended Frisco schools since kindergarten and was in the Gifted Program since the 3rd grade. There is no doubt in her mind that her perspective as a parent of a gifted child has aided her immensely in her continual quest in helping her GT students meet their potential.

Heather grew up in Plano and returned back to the Metroplex after graduating from Abilene Christian University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Her 3 children (ages 16, 19, and 22) have all been students in FISD since their kindergarten years at Smith Elementary. She spends much of her free time visiting her college-aged children (one who has recently graduated) and cheering for her youngest daughter, who is both a Centennial Sweetheart and a competitive dancer.  Friday nights in the fall are spent at the Centennial Titans football games.  Heather also enjoys playing the piano, reading, watching movies, and playing games (especially going to local escape rooms) with her family.