Contact Information

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

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

Letty Garcia
Secretary, Student Support Services
(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 presentation slides in English and Espanol 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 individual Executive Functioning, both in and out of the classroom. Presentation slides in English and Espanol are also available.

Upcoming Events

District Activities:

We are excitedly planning our district events for next year. If you or your GATE student have an idea for an activity, please email Stefanie Caswell.

Looking for engaging summer fun? Take a look at our enrichment resources page for ideas to simultaneously challenge minds and cure your child's claims of "summer boredom."

Check out the GATE-DAC 2022-2023 Calendar to see when our next district GATE District Advisory Council parent meeting will take place. For detailed meeting information, visit Board Docs to access the agenda and zoom webinar attendee link 72 hours prior to our Friday morning meeting.