Gifted Identification PARENT Referral Window Opens February 4 thru February 15, 2019
District and Teacher Referrals will be mailed on February 1st and are due on February 15th, 2019.
Note: HCA Gifted Information Night was held on Monday, February 11th, 2019. Please see the Presentation Powerpoint for details specific to the HCA SOAR Program.
Appeals to the LCPS Process are for 5th grade scholars ONLY.
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!"