High ability services in Hamilton Southeastern Schools are designed to meet the unique needs of K-6 students who have shown exceptional achievement or aptitude.
Identification is in accordance with Indiana Department of Education requirements. High ability students present a continuum of needs and therefore our programming has a responsive design, offered in language arts and/or math. The goal of HSE high ability services is to infuse greater depth, challenge, and acceleration into instruction, while emphasizing critical and creative thinking.
We are happy to help! The following would be your contacts for questions:
1. This website
(You will find detailed information regarding high ability identification and services found in the boxes below.
2. Your child’s teacher
(This is your best contact for personalized answers related to your child’s instruction, needs, and placement.)
3. Your school’s high ability coordinator (see below)
(This person can help you understand high ability services in your building and specifics related to your child’s placement.)
4. Your school’s Counselor, Assistant Principal, or Principal
(This person can assist with questions regarding the high ability identification process and placement of your child for next school year.)
5. The district High Ability Coordinator
(This person can support you in understanding district-level questions regarding the high ability assessment and identification process.)
Erin Mohr is Coordinator of High Ability Services in Hamilton Southeastern Schools with over 20 years of experience in education; including teaching, instructional coaching, and leading professional development. She is passionate about authentic, meaningful learning that provides students with the opportunity to share their voices and passions through real-world learning experiences and integrated curriculum. Erin oversees the identification process for high ability services at all levels including testing, grant administration, communication with families, and service model design. Working closely with principals and teachers to support high ability instruction, she takes a special interest in critical thinking, increasing rich tasks and cognitive complexity, and in connecting classrooms with one another. Prior to this role, Erin taught at Fishers Elementary and served as a Teacher Development Specialist at Brooks School Elementary and Geist Elementary. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and obtained her master's degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Studies from Ball State University. Erin also serves on the CIESC Instructional Tactic Team and has presented at state and national conferences. She lives in Fishers with her husband and three daughters, all of whom are HSE students.