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. 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
2020-2021 Elementary GATE Teacher
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 16 years and her three children, ages 5, 7 and 9. She is proud to continue this year with the La Cañada Unified School District family as the part-time elementary GATE teacher.
Weekly GATE Class Schedule
Tuesday: La Canada Elementary School in the Library
Grade 4 (12:15-1:00) Grade 6 (1:15-2:00) Grade 5 (2:05-2:50)
Wednesday: Paradise Canyon Elementary School in Room 34
Grade 4 (12:15-1:00) Grade 5 (1:15-2:00) Grade 6 (2:05-2:50)
Thursday: Palm Crest Elementary School in Room 24
Grade 4 (12:05-12:50) Grade 5 (12:55-1:40) Grade 6 (1:50-2:35)