Student and Staff

"Working at Gifford, I've learned that all students can achieve success, that structure and flexibility can be compatible, and that personal growth is an ongoing process."
~ Dan Fuller, Principal

"Hearing a family say 'my kid is finally happy in school and has friends' is the most rewarding thing about my job."
~ Vicki Schenkel, Middle School Social Worker

"Fewer children than we realize truly know what it feels like to belong.  People, but kids specifically, can achieve greater social and academic success when they feel they are a part of something bigger. When they feel welcome, accepted, and that there are others who share their struggle, kids can truly reach their potential.  Gifford provides a genuine sense of community for our students, and everyday we witness their growth and increasing confidence .
~Wil Fredian, Executive Director