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. 

    2019-20 Goals

    • Consider ways to broaden and strengthen gifted services at the middle school level, including parent input on stress level of students during the transition from middle school to high school.
    • Examine the following sections of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students: Service Design, Curriculum and Instruction, and Family/Community Involvement to evaluate the extent to which Plano ISD Gifted Services meets the accountability and/or exemplary standards.


    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    All meetings will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Gifted and Talented (PACE) Advisory Committee Members

  • 2019-20 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Mayuri Agarwal

    Cathie Stanford Alexander

    Marcie Ashford

    Alice Chao

    Ya-Fang Chen

    Ross Cornell

    Dr. Rhonda Davis* (staff liaison)

    Benjamin "Scott" Driggs

    Jamie Grant

    Ritu Gupta

    Jianing "Jenny" He

    Aneesha Kolhatkar

    Sajag Kumar

  • Ameena Lakhani

    Heather Li

    Jian Liu

    Gerardo Luna

    Katherine Mathes

    Greg Matocha

    Michael Messer

    Sanjay Mishra

    Kevin Moore*

    Tatiana Morosyuk

    Ranjith Nair

    Karthi Natarajan

    Ambika Oberoi


  • Nick Patete

    Trish Patterson

    Jennifer Phoenix-Massey

    Amy Rattleff

    Julie Richard

    Rebekah Russ

    Kenton Seaver

    Laura Smith

    Rose Taper

    Amy Taylor

    David Tecuatl

    Sirisha Vemulapalli

    Liu Yang