Gate Parent Resources

Community Advisory Committee of Gifted and Talented Education (CAC-GATE) serves as an important vehicle for parent and community involvement in the educational program of gifted and advanced learners. The committee is comprised of parent representatives from each school within our district. Three committee meetings are held annually to promote open communication between district administrators, school staff, and parents. Meetings also provide parents with information and opportunities related to gifted education. If you are interested in volunteering as a parent representative, please speak with your school's GATE site teacher representative. Meetings are open to all IUSD community members.  

Below are Parent Resources regarding IUSD's Gifted and Advanced Learners programs.

Community Advisory Committee

CAC-GATE BOARD 2020-2021

Lauren Sipelis


District Coordinator

Kristen Davis   Teacher Representative
Aghassi Gharadaghian   Teacher Representative

DeeDee Patterson


Teacher Representative

James Bui


Parent Representative

Sherry Main


Parent Representative

Ed Raskin


Parent Representative


2022-2023 Parent Representative Meetings

GATE Site Parent Representative meetings are open to all IUSD parents. Meetings are held to promote open communication between district administrators, school staff, and parents. Each year our GATE Site Parent Representative Meetings also host a parent book club open to all interested community members. Book Club discussions will be held during the first part of the meeting. The last part of the meeting will be reserved for general parent site representative business and discussion. Last year’s book club selection was Atomic Habits by James Clear. These meetings are intended for adult attendance only and will be held in a virtual setting this year. 

GATE Site Parent Representative meeting/Book Club 



IUSD offers two programs to serve advanced learners in 4th through 6th grades, GATE and APAAS. Please view the online 2022 GATE and APAAS Parent Presentation  at your convenience. Thank you for your interest in our programs.