Gifted and Talented (PACE), Board Advisory Committee

  • The committee shall consist of no less than 15 members, and they shall serve three-year terms with one-third of the membership appointed each year. The committee shall be composed of parents, community members and staff. Members of the committee shall be asked to study and make recommendations concerning the various components of the gifted and talented program.


    The committee will focus on district equity, the relationship among the programs, and the unique needs of each program. The committee may study the advisability of adding, deleting and changing various programs based on the needs of the community and student body of the district. The board of trustees or superintendent may direct the committee to study and make recommendations on specific issues. 

    2020-21 Goals

    • Consider parent input on the stress level of gifted and talented students during the transition from middle school to high school.

    • Investigate partnership opportunities with business and community organizations to explore potential mentorship and independent study programs for gifted and talented students.


    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Virtual meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Gifted and Talented (PACE) Advisory Committee Members

  • 2020-21 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Mayuri Agarwal

    Marcie Ashford

    Alice Chao

    Ya-Fang Chen

    Ross Cornell

    Dr. Rhonda Davis* (staff liaison)

    Benjamin "Scott" Driggs

    Jamie Grant

    Ritu Gupta

    Jianing "Jenny" He

    Michelle Joseph

    Aneesha Kolhatkar

    Sajag Kumar

  • Ameena Lakhani

    Amber Lee

    Heather Li

    Jian Liu

    Katherine Mathes

    Greg Matocha

    Rebecca Mattern

    Ashley McIver

    Michael Messer

    Sanjay Mishra

    Kevin Moore*

    Tatiana Morosyuk

    Ranjith Nair


  • Karthi Natarajan

    Ambika Oberoi

    Nick Patete

    Jennifer Phoenix-Massey

    Julie Richard

    Rebekah Russ

    Kenton Seaver

    Laura Smith

    Rose Taper

    Amy Taylor

    David Tecuatl

    Sirisha Vemulapalli

    Liu Yang