Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program

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Phone: 703-933-6306


Degrees and Certifications:

Maya Younkins Davis

TAG Testing Coordinator



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Adam Carpenter

Adam Carpenter is the Talented and Gifted teacher here at Tucker Elementary, primarily serving 4th and 5th grade students.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and James Madison University where he received his Master of Teaching Degree and bachelor of arts in Psychology respectively.

After graduating, Mr. Carpenter lived and worked in Osaka, Japan, where he was fortunate enough to experience different languages, customs, and ideas. During his stay, he developed a love of traveling and has currently been to 13 countries.

In the classroom, Mr. Carpenter strives to give students opportunities to be active problem solvers who must collaborate on difficult tasks. Whether Mr. Carpenter is guiding students through problem-based learning, using math manipulatives to build fraction concepts, or create engineering marvels in Odyssey of the Mind or during intercession, Mr. Carpenter is committed to promoting critical thinking, creativity, and deep learning in his students.

  • ACPS provides differentiated services beyond the regular curriculum for children in grades K-12 whose accomplishments and/or demonstrated abilities indicate the need for such services. 

    Visit the ACPS TAG page to learn more about TAG services offered through ACPS.