Phone: 469-752-0844


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education Certifications 30 Hours PISD GT Certification ESL Supplemental Google Certified Educator Kmai Certified Educator Screencastify Genius

Mrs. Kaya Jones

I am the PACE Specialist.  This is my 23nd year teaching at this AMAZING school. I am a wife, mother to five little people, crafter, quote collector and techie. 


  • PACE serves students who, based upon a preponderance of evidence gathered during the assessment process, perform at or show the potential to perform at or above the second standard deviation from the mean on standardized ability and achievement tests. After reviewing the data and information for each candidate, decisions are made on an individual basis by a trained campus committee. The district does not place a 'cap' on PACE enrollment. Plano ISD is unable to use assessment conducted outside of a school environment such as that conducted by a private counselor or clinician when making decisions for Plano ISD students

    Elementary students are assessed in the first semester for services beginning in January


    The deadline to submit a PACE referral has passed. Please contact the campus PACE Specialist with any questions.

    Important Dates and Deadlines for 2021-2022:

    September 10, 2021

    Referral forms due 5 p.m.


    December 17, 2021

    Status letters mailed to parent/guardian

    January 14. 2022

    Appeal process inquiry deadline

    February 4, 2022

    Appeals due to campus PACE specialist

  • Students formally identified as requiring gifted services in the previous district must provide a letter or document on official school stationery acknowledging that the student was a participant in a gifted program in another district and must provide the test scores used to make that decision. Within five to six weeks of receiving that information, the campus gifted specialist will review the data to determine whether or not the expectations of the previous district equal, exceed, or approximate local requirements.

    Plano ISD will honor test results from other districts provided they were nationally normed ability and achievement tests and are not more than two years old. Plano ISD is unable to honor assessment conducted outside of a school environment such as that conducted by a private counselor or clinician. The campus gifted specialists will administer any additional testing needed to complete the PACE assessment and referral process, if any is required.