Mrs. Mills-Lough and her family
Mrs. Mills-Lough

I am Linda Mills-Lough the Gifted Education Resource teacher at Westridge Elementary.  I have been teaching for over 20 years.  In addition to Gifted Education I have taught, Special Education, and I was a 5th grade teacher here at Westridge.  I have a passion for 2E (Twice-Exceptional) learners, those who are gifted and have a learning difference, such as a learning disability, autism, anxiety, etc.  I love what I do and really enjoy teaching the whole child, not just their gifts.  I hold my masters degree from American University and completed my undergraduate degree at High Point University.  I have one son, Braeden, who attended school at Westridge and is now in Middle School.  I live locally with my son, husband Tim, and our Springer Spaniel Bogey and cat Finley.  I love anything outdoors.  We spend lots of time hiking, boating, and watching my son play sports.  He is an avid tennis, golf, and baseball player.  I am happiest in nature.  

Online Learning Links
Identified Gifted Education students may access enrichment activities on our CANVAS Course Card.

Gifted Education Learning Links
Gifted Education Links to online Learning are available under the Files and Documents tab of this webpage.  You can also access the PWCS gifted education site.  Also if you follow us on twitter @PWCSGiftedEd

Gifted Education Program

We are fortunate to have a site based gifted education program at Westridge.  It is a K-5 eligibility based program.  All students who are found eligible for the program are offered an array of services.  Students receive weekly service time and enrichment opportunities in their classrooms.  Classroom teachers are also skilled in how to address the needs of gifted education students in their regular classroom.  Additionally ALL students in Grade K-3 receive inclass enrichment opportunities taught by the gifted education teacher.

Daily Schedule 

Grades 1-3 Schedule



2nd - 2:20-3:20

3rd 10:00-10:45 & 12:15-1:15


 Grade 4-5 Schedules

Tuesday 9:20-2:45

5th Grade All Classes 


Wednesday- 9:20-3:20

4th- Azizi, Hawver, Perry

Thursday- 9:20-3:20

4th- Ames, Quander