2014 GATE/SAS Parent Conference

LAUSD Gifted/Talented Programs

You are invited!

Parents and families of LAUSD GATE/SAS students are invited to attend the 5th Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference. Dr. Jaime Castellano will be the keynote speaker and a variety of workshops will be offered including: social-emotional needs of gifted students, differentiated instruction, classroom strategies for gifted learners, technology in the classroom, parenting gifted/talented children and more.

The event is free. No prior registration necessary.

2014 GATE/SAS Parent Conference @ Virgil MS

Saturday, March 22nd, 8:30am-12:30pm

152 N Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA


  • 7:30-8:30 am Registration and Refreshments
  • 8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:45-10:00 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jaime Castellano
  • 10:10-11:10 am Workshop Session 1
  • 11:20 am-12:20 pm Workshop Session 2
  • 12:20-12:30 pm Evaluation and Closing


Dr. Jaime Castellano

Jaime A. Castellano is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the identification, assessment, recruitment, and retention of low-income, culturally and linguistically diverse gifted students. Dr. Castellano has particular expertise and success in working with school districts across the nation to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino students, as well as English language learners in gifted education programs. With more than 20 years in the field, he has served as a teacher of the gifted, assistant principal and principal supervising gifted education programs, district-level administrator, gifted education director, and state department of education specialist.

Castellano has edited three books on understanding our most able students from diverse backgrounds, written and or edited multiple chapters, articles, and monographs in the field, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Advanced Academics (JAA), Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG), and Roeper Review. Castellano continues to consult with school districts across the country on the inclusion of low-income, culturally and linguistically diverse students in gifted education programming. He currently resides on the Navajo Nation in Ganado, AZ where he serves as an elementary school principal and director of gifted education. (From www.nagc.org)