Tami Brookhouser has
been a teacher for 20 years. A
native of Nebraska, Tami
earned her degrees in elementary education and music
education from Nebraska Wesleyan.
In 1989, she earned her Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her focus was meeting the needs of gifted children. While
there, she studied under Howard Gardner, one of the leading researchers in
gifted education, and author of the theory of multiple intelligences.
Tami has spent fifteen years teaching High Ability Learners, and she has
been with RPS since 2009. She has helped write the curriculum for the STEM program for 5th and 6th grade HAL students, pushed for an advanced pre-algebra class for qualifying 6th grade math students, and created writing seminars to provide opportunities for advanced writers. In 2014 and 2016, nine of her students became published authors through the Nebraska Department of Education eBook project. In 2015, two of her students qualified for the National History Day contest in Washington DC. This year she will be teaching part time at Blumfield