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. 

    2018-2019 Goals

    • Explore options for the development of campus level support groups for parents and students receiving gifted services.
    • Research how accountability for gifted instruction and/or differentiation connects to the High Reliability School initiative.


    • September 24, 2018
    • November 5, 2018
    • February 4, 2019
    • April 29, 2019

    All meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Administration Center, board room.

Gifted and Talented (PACE) Advisory Committee Members

  • 2018-19 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Mayuri Agarwal

    Cathie Stanford Alexander

    Marcie Ashford

    Theresa Biggs* (staff liaison)

    Alice Chao

    Ya-Fang Chen

    Ross Cornell

    Benjamin "Scott" Driggs

    Jamie Grant

    Ritu Gupta

    Jianing "Jenny" He

    Aneesha Kolhatkar

    Sajag Kumar

  • Ameena Lakhani

    Jian Liu

    Gerardo Luna

    Katherine Mathes

    Greg Matocha

    Rebecca Mattern

    Michael Messer

    Sanjay Mishra

    Tatiana Morosyuk

    Ranjith Nair

    Karthi Natarajan

    Ambika Oberoi

    Nick Patete

  • Trish Patterson

    Dragana Pavlesic – PTA

    Jennifer Phoenix-Massey

    Amy Rattleff

    Julie Richard

    Rebekah Russ

    Kenton Seaver

    Laura Smith

    Rose Taper

    Amy Taylor

    David Tecuatl

    Sirisha Vemulapalli

    Dr. Heather Wang

    Liu Yang