Bagdad Elementary - Mrs. E. Sanchez

What is QUEST?

QUEST is an acronym for Quality Utilization and Enrichment of Student Talents.

It is a program designed to meet the needs of students who excel or show potential to excel in a combination of two areas as defined by the state of Texas:

  1. creative and productive thinking
  2. high general intellectual ability

The QUEST program is developmental in scope, with the curriculum addressing core content areas through projects and units that cross multiple subject areas. QUEST students have the opportunity to investigate topics of interest to them in greater depth and complexity. Students expand their abilities to apply critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and research skills through individual and group projects, studies and problem-solving units.

In the elementary grades, QUEST students participate in a pull-out program in which they spend at least two hours of instructional time each week in a gifted curriculum with their campus’ QUEST teacher.

About Me

I was born in Brownsville and graduated from UT Brownsville in 1995 then taught 4th Grade at Brownsville ISD through 2009. I moved to Round Rock with my husband and started teaching at Bagdad Elementary in 2009. This is my second year of teaching QUEST and am looking forward to another great year of fun and learning.