Gifted Services

Welcome to Gifted Services at Cardinal ES!  Please take a look through the helpful links in the menu on the left to discover more about what Cardinal ES has to offer our growing scholars.

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My name is Kevin Trainor and I am the Resource Teacher for the Gifted. I started working in APS (McKinley ES) in 2013, spending the prior 14 years as a classroom teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. I earned Master’s degrees in Elementary and Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut, where I also had the good fortune to be a part of the men’s soccer team. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2008 and was re-certified in 2018. When I have some free time, I spend it with my wife, son, and daughter. Together, we enjoy listening to music, visiting museums, and watching the English Premier League. Feel free to reach me at