Contact Information

Shauna Ashmore
Director, Student Support Services
(805) 497-9511 x3321
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Stefanie Caswell
GATE, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) 
(805) 497-9511 x3322
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Letty Garcia
Secretary, Student Support Services
(805) 497-9511 x3320
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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 individual Executive Functioning, both in and out of the classroom. Presentation slides in English and Spanish are also available.

Upcoming Events

Secondary Terrific Tuesday - Virtual Tour of JPL, October 12th from 3:30 - 4:00 PM. Information will be emailed to middle and high school GATE identified students/families for sign up interest and lottery enrollment, one week prior to the event.


Elementary Wacky Wednesday - Digital Escape Room, October 13th from 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Information will be emailed to elementary GATE families for sign up, one week prior to the event.


Check out the GATE-DAC 2021-2022 Calendar to see when our next district GATE parent meeting will take place. For detailed meeting information, visit Board Docs to access the agenda.