Meet Our Gifted and Talented Team!

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Angelina Barela

My name is Angelina Barela.  I was born and raised right here in Colorado Springs.  I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Psychology with a minor in Ethnic Studies.  I went to Regis University for my Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

This school year will be my tenth year at Roosevelt Charter Academy.  Each year I am here I grow to love the school, staff, students, parents, and the whole community more and more.  I have also taught first grade and second grade here at RCA.  

I am a BIG DENVER BRONCOS fan.  I have gone to a few of their games, but whether I see them on television or in person they are my FAVORITE team.  

If you cannot find me at work, you might find me at home relaxing, watching television, cooking new foods, or learning something new.  These are some of the ways I like to relax.  My favorite way to relax, though, is to go to kickboxing, this gives me a great workout-both physically and mentally.     

I am very excited for this year and cannot wait to get to know you more.  

If you have any questions and/or concerns, I am always available by phone or appointment. 


Great information about giftedness can be found at the Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented and the National Association for Gifted Children. The best resource for terms and definitions can be found through the Colorado Department of Education.

Students with gifts and talents perform - or have the capability to perform - at higher levels compared to others of the same age, experience, and environment in one or more domains. They require modification(s) to their educational experience(s) to learn and realize their potential. Student with gifts and talents: Come from all racial, ethnic, and cultural populations, as well as all economic strata. Require sufficient access to appropriate learning opportunities to realize their potential. Can have learning and processing disorders that require specialized intervention and accommodation. Need support and guidance to develop socially and emotionally as well as in their areas of talent. Require varied services based on their changing needs."

National Association of Gifted Children