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Elementary GATE Pull-Out Program

Dear Families,
Welcome to the LCUSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Elementary Program. GATE-identified students in 4th-6th grade are pulled out of a non-academic part of their school day to attend this weekly 45 minute enrichment class. For the 2021-2022 school year, the program is expected to take place in-person, depending on LACDPH guidelines for maintaining safe and stable cohorts of students. All lessons are standards-aligned and include the elements of a differentiated GATE curriculum: acceleration, depth, complexity, and novelty. 
Thank you for your interest and participation,
Adrianna Glazener, Ed.D
For a complete description of the GATE identification process, please refer here. If you should have any further questions about placement in the program, please contact the following personnel:
GATE Site Coordinators
LCE: Nancy DeBoer
PCY: Alexander Woo
PCR: Suzanne Ruggles
2021-2022 Elementary GATE Teacher
Dr. Adrianna Glazener
Dr. Adrianna Glazener is an experienced educator who believes in a rigorous, engaging, and personalized approach to learning for all students. Dr. Glazener is especially passionate about Gifted and Talented education, stemming from her education at the University of Southern California under renowned GATE expert Dr. Sandra Kaplan. After beginning her elementary teaching career in 2005, Dr. Glazener earned her Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University in 2006, and her Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies from USC in 2013. She continued her passion for curriculum, cooperative learning strategies, and learner engagement as an instructional coach and professional development consultant in Orange County.
Adrianna lives in Pasadena, California, where she shares her love of learning with her husband of 17 years and her three children, ages 6, 8 and 10. She is proud to continue this year with the La Cañada Unified School District family as the part-time elementary GATE teacher.
2021-2022 Weekly GATE Class Schedule 
Tuesdays: LCE
Wednesdays: PCY
Thursdays: PCR
A more detailed schedule will be provided as soon as possible.