Gifted & Talented Advisory Council

GATE Advocates and Liaisons

The Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC) reviews and advocates for gifted and talented education (GATE) services. The GATE lead teachers from each building, along with a parent representative from each school, comprise the council. The purpose of GTAC is to:

  • Review and learn about gifted and talented program options.
  • Provide feedback on program ideas and implementation.
  • Advocate for gifted programming in the schools and community.
  • Serve as a liaison and information resource to their school's parent or school organizations.
  • More information.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the council will meets from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the following dates and are open to the public:

  • September 19, 2019 (Fairview EDC Great Room)
  • January 16, 2020 (Fairview EDC Great Room)
  • April 30, 2020 (Fairview EDC Great Room)

Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC) Members

Parent Representatives
Southida Fodor, Brimhall
Sara Heisel, Central Park
Erinn Letts, Edgerton
TBD, Emmet D. Williams
Alicia Sandy, Falcon Heights
Laura Paynter, Falcon Heights
TBD, Harambee
Sarah Cozzi, Little Canada
Christiane Bartels/Kerry McNeill, Parkview
Elizabeth Aslesen, RAMS
Kerry McNeill, RAHS

RAS Student Representatives
Curran Neely
Elijah Robuck

Council Chair
Trina Hira, GATE Program Coordinator

GATE Lead Teacher Representatives
Lorna Plana, Brimhall
Anders Johnson/Dan Church, Central Park
Mike Schroeder, Edgerton
Cameron Radke, E.D. Williams
Ann Lundy, Falcon Heights
Jessica Morgan, Harambee
Krysta Doughty, Little Canada
Tonya Weaver, Parkview K-5
Erin Anderson, Parkview 7-8
Ursala Pankonin, RAMS

RAS Administrative Representative
Brian Koland

School Board Representative
Mike Boguszewski