Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented (SAGT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer parent advocacy group and official academic booster club in the Carroll Independent School District (CISD).  Our mission is supporting gifted and academically advanced children in the district by partnering with parents, educators, administrators, legislators, and others to promote an appropriate education for our gifted students and their exceptional needs. Our objectives are:
  • Promote awareness of and provide information regarding the unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.

  • Support the CISD administration, teachers and Board of Trustees in their efforts to meet the needs of gifted students.

  • Answer questions and serve as an advocate for the parents of gifted and academically advanced students.

  • See more details about us in our official  BYLAWS

SAGT uses various media means to effectively deliver pertinent GT information at a district, state and federal level.

  • During Board of Trustee elections, we compile and distribute responses to questionnaires sent to all candidates
  • Post information on  Facebook  and  Twitter
  • Email communications to members-only

Volunteer Opportunities
Current SAGT Board
SAGT Campus Liaisons
1st Vice President:                              
2nd Vice President:                                                    Secretary/Communications:      
Past President:                                  
SAGT Webmaster:                             
Student Programs: 

Parent Programs:                                 

Grant Committees:                         


Liaison Coordinator:                        

Hilary Hale
Charlotte Sasek
Michelle Moore      

Rebecca Hindman
Kristy Murday
Michaelann Bush 
Diana Fancher
Shannan Needleman
Charlotte Sasek
Melissa Asgaonkar
  Cathy Kolto
Sarah Stoklas
Katherine Fisher
Leslie Guess
Lisa Fraga
Alyce Ohser
Lori Davidson
AC Hoffman

Grace Fong

Carroll Elementary: Kim Richardson, Yolanda DeFazio
Johnsons Elementary: Juli Bedgood, Christy Hendrickson
Old Union ELementary: Colleen Neely
Rockenbaugh Elementary: Kristine Starr
Walnut Grove Elementary: Jennifer McMurrer
Durham Intermediate: 5th Jane Strobel, 6th Jackie Burlingame
Eubanks Intermediate: 5th Shannon McConnell, 6th Kathleen Coburn
Carroll Middle: 7th Tonja Walker, 8th Tina Brown
Dawson Middle: Danielle Farrand, 8th Paige Green
CHS and CSHS: Stephanie Williams

SAGT was initially an independent group of parent volunteers who wanted to join together to support the academic needs of their gifted children. When our group originally organized in 2001 it was named Southlake Parents for Academic Excellence (SPACE). Read an interview with our founding President, Christine Smith  CLICK HERE . In 2009 our name was changed and we were recognized by CISD as an official district Gifted and Advanced Academic Booster Club.

  • 2015-2017                         Michaelann Bush
  • 2013-2015                         Julie Doyle
  • 2011-2013                         Priscilla French
  • 2009-2011                         Renee McCall
  • 2007-2009                         Sarah Mason
  • 2006-2007                         Kathleen Panek
  • Founding President:    Christine Smith