Phone: (719) 328-6142


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. - Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. - Special Education with an emphasis in gifted education Social Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) facilitator Principal licensure

Dr. Theresa Y. Newsom


I am Dr. Theresa Newsom, the Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher at Martinez ES.  I hold a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in gifted education. In addition, I have a dual role as a trained facilitator for the social emotional needs of the Gifted (SENG) and serve as a member of the Leadership Development Committee for the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC).

I enjoy working with students of all ages, coaching teachers and challenging myself to become better at my craft.  I have received the Harriet Tubman Reach Back and Uplift award, Hats Off Salute to Women in Leadership award, the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative (CAEGTC) award and the College of Behavior Sciences and Education Honor Scholar award from the University of Northern Colorado. I have served at the national level on the Candidate Selection Review Committee and as a member of the Whole Gifted Child Task Force, as well as, a state and national presenter for gifted education. I enjoy traveling, reading, dancing and spending time with family and friends also.

 “My greatest educational accomplishment is teaching America’s children who are born with promise, potential, and talent to respond with positive action that will influence generations yet to be born”.

 I look forward to working with your child to support his/her academic growth, social-emotional need, and leadership attribute development. By integrating diverse instructional strategies that intertwine creativity, leadership development, project-based learning, critical thinking, public speaking and research with technology integration your child will appy depth and complexity into their learning.

Furthermore, please view the video of the Mosaic of Interest Expo showcase hosted by our GT/Enrichment students for our annual community event (see below). These amazing students have used their gifts, talent and creativity to showcase their learning. 

 Finally, please feel free to contact me at 328-6142 or by email to learn more about our school and its resources in Schoology     /site/Default.aspx?PageID=47

In closing, I welcome you and your student(s) to the GT/Talent Pool Enrichment Program at Martinez ES! 


Dr. Newsom


Eighth Annual Mosaic of Interest Expo Annual