NAIS Gifted Program



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Harriett Saviello

Harriett Saviello-Teacher of Gifted Grades 5 and 6:

This is my 24th year of teaching, and I have worked with many Gifted students over the years. I began my teaching career with eleven years as a classroom teacher, then taught Technology for four years, and this is my ninth year of teaching Gifted Education, here at Nazareth. I earned My Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Hunter College, CUNY, and my Master’s degree in Elementary Education from East Stroudsburg University. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, and cooking!

You can contact me on Schoology, by email:, or by phone: 484-292-1111 ext. #3300.



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Leslie Collins

Leslie Collins-Teacher of Gifted Grade 6:

I have been teaching in the Nazareth Area School District for the past 15 years.  Currently, I am a Teacher of the Gifted and a Title 1 Math teacher. Prior to teaching in Nazareth, I taught for the West Orange School District in NJ for six years and served as an adjunct professor teaching graduate level education classes for The State College of New Jersey and Gratz College in Pennsylvania for 18 years.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Management and Masters of Education with a concentration in Math Education, from Rutgers University.

You can contact me on Schoology, by email:, or by phone: 484-292-1111 ext. #3330.

  • Gifted Program, Grades 5 and 6:

    In the Gifted program, we encourage our students to think outside the box, and to strengthen their skills as critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students complete activities and projects that move them from dependent to independent, self-motivated learners. Our goal is to help all of our students reach their potential, become confident in their learning, question concepts they don’t fully understand, and enjoy learning!  


    Parent resources for Gifted students:


    Hoagies Gifted Education Page:


    Davidson Institute:


    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: