Winter/Spring Gifted Evaluations Delayed
Due to COVID-19, the gifted evaluation process for winter/spring, 2021 will be delayed.
The LCPS Gifted Education Department is currently developing a plan to evaluate this year’s 3rd - 5th grade students when it is safe and equitable to do so. HCA will collaborate with LCPS. Please check this webpage and/or the LCPS Gifted and Talented webpage (https://www.lcps.org/Page/211705) for the most up-to-date information. As soon as the 2021 gifted evaluation timeline and referral window is established, it will be posted at these locations.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Education M.S. in Science Education K-8 Certified in Gifted Education K-12 and ELL National Board Certified for Middle Childhood NASA SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Seesaw Ambassador Google Level 1 Certified Teacher Apple Teacher
Mrs. Megan Tucker
Megan Tucker has recently relocated from California to Loudoun County, and is excited to raise her daughter closer to family! Mrs. Tucker followed the story of Hillsboro Charter Academy when she was looking to make the move to Loudoun, and was inspired by the tenacity of the HCA Board of Directors, teachers and families who had the vision for pursuing a charter rooted in STEAM and PBL. Megan comes with 12 years of teaching experience and holds a M.S. in Science Education K-8, as well as her B.S. in Elementary Education and an A.S. in Animal Management. She has been instrumental in spreading the power of STEM as a teacher, curriculum writer, and grant writer in both Florida and California, as well as doing numerous professional development workshops related to STEM and Aerospace. Career highlights include having been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and being selected to fly with NASA's SOFIA Program. As a National Board Certified Teacher, Megan instills in her students the motto "Your attitude is your altitude!"