Second through Fifth Grade GATE is housed at:
South West Park Elementary School
Second Grade: Dee Lynch and Melissa Martella
Third Grade: Julie Gust and Deborah Coker
Fourth Grade: Cindy Womack and Jesse Ragan
Fifth Grade: Sherry Martinho and Jennifer Kassel
The district's process to qualify GATE teachers begins with the district's hiring process. Principals and the GATE coordinator select qualified candidates based on in-depth knowledge of subject matter and the ability to differentiate curriculum in a gifted environment. In addition, candidates make a commitment to attend workshops on differentiation and other topics in gifted education.