Contact Information

Shauna Ashmore
Director, Student Support Services
(805) 497-9511 x3321

Stefanie Caswell
GATE, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) 
(805) 497-9511 x3322

Maria Chavez
Secretary, Student Support Services
Caregiver Authorizations, Foster/Homeless Care,

(805) 497-9511 x3320

Welcome to GATE

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) provides qualitatively differentiated learning experiences for students with unique abilities, interests and talents with the expectation that students will be successful learners capable of performing at high levels of ability. Research has shown that specialized instructional strategies, along with opportunities for gifted students to interact with each other on a regular basis, yield higher academic performance, as well as improved social and emotional well-being.

Do you have a newly identified GATE student and wonder what this new world is all about? Our New GATE Parent Webinar and presentation slides can help. If you have any questions, please email Stefanie Caswell.

Dr. Miller's presentation on Executive Functioning provides insight into what it is and discusses strategies to help strengthen your student's Executive Functioning. Presentation slides in English and Spanish are also available.


Upcoming Events

Wacky Wednesday Blackout Poetry activity for Elementary GATE students. This interactive digital event, provided by the Thousand Oaks Library, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Details and sign up information were emailed to families on Monday, March 29th.

The GATE DAC 2020-2021 Calendar can show you when our next GATE parent meeting will take place. To access the agenda, visit Board Docs for more detailed meeting information.