Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented

Parent Programs

Roadmap to Your Child's Success

 Tuesday, April 18th

11:00am - 1:00pm 

Carroll Admin Bldg - Lonesome Dove

Want to help your child choose the right path for academic success?



Tuesday, April 18, 11am-1pm 

Carroll Admin Bldg - Lonesome Dove

Check-in will begin at 10:45am

Pre-register here  to expedite the check-in process

Please bring your ID and allow ample time for check-in, as the program will start promptly at 11 a.m.


The following CISD Administrators will be presenting: 

Gina Peddy - Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Advanced Academics, G/T, LOTE, CTE 

Lindsey Garcia - Grades K-6 Math & Science Coordinator 

Wendy Howe - Grades 7-12 Math & Science Coordinator 

Angela Hammond - Grades K-6 English & Social Studies Coordinator 

Tammy Pulse – Guidance & Counseling Coordinator 

Topics for discussion include:

CISD Program design

Advanced academics

CogAT/ITBS testing as it relates to GT and math placement

General curriculum topics

  Admission is FREE for SAGT members and $15 for non-members

Questions about this event?  Sent an email to: 

Parent Programs Success!

On March 22, SAGT welcomed our spring speaker, Dawn Bailey, who spoke about perfectionism and how parents can better support their gifted learners.

After 30 years in public education, she recently returned from retirement to serve as the Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Lake Worth ISD.Ms. Bailey is a parent of gifted children, life-long student, and high-functioning perfectionist who advocates for the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of gifted learners. 

She has kindly shared her presentation "Supporting Gifted Learners Through Potentially Paralyzing Perfectionist Tendencies" with all SAGT members.

Impractically Perfect Google Slides 

Texas Association of Gifted and Talented

TAGT Scholarship Opportunities!

With the help of generous donors, TAGT offers almost $30,000 annually in student scholarship opportunities. By providing the right opportunities we may just spark the minds that will discover innovative answers to the most challenging questions of their generation. These scholarships have the potential to change a student’s life forever.

The 2023 TAGT scholarships will open in Mid-February 2023 and close March 31, 2023. All awardees will be notified on or before May 1, 2023.

When 2023 scholarships open, you will be able to find the online scholarship application on this page:

Summer Enrichment Scholarships

Awarded to identified gifted students grades K- 12, who are currently participating in a gifted program and who want to enrich their learning experience during the summer months. The maximum summer scholarship award is $400. Students may use these scholarships to attend programs with academic, fine art, or performing arts focus. *Students may only qualify as a recipient of a Summer Scholarship once every three years. Summer Scholarship recipients must wait two years before applying again.*

Laura Allard Future Vision Scholarship

This scholarship of $7,500 is awarded in honor of Laura Allard, a Founder and the first Executive Director of TAGT, to two (2) graduating G/T high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement; possess a strong sense of purpose with clearly defined goals and a long-term plan for achieving those goals. Students from underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply (e.g., culturally, linguistically, ethnically diverse students; first generation students; rural populations; free or reduced lunch; twice exceptional; etc).

Adelle McClendon Young Leader Scholarship

A $2500 scholarship awarded to a graduating G/T high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.

Since 1982, TAGT has awarded over one million dollars in assistance for gifted and talented learners. These contributions have provided scholarships to almost 4,000 students. The TAGT Scholarship Fund is sustained by donors, like you, who believe that today’s gifted youth are tomorrow’s leaders.

2022-2023 SAGT Teacher Grants Awarded

The SAGT Grants Committee is pleased to announce we have presented a check to the CISD School Board in the amount of $6,718.64 to be applied directly to the enrichment of the CISD GT community!

This year SAGT awarded 5 teacher grants totaling $4,384.64 to teachers at Rockenbaugh, Eubanks, Carroll Elementary, Carroll Middle, and Carroll High school. The money will be used to support gifted students in the classroom with items including alternative seating, alternative desks, aqua culture growing systems, and board games that support argumentative units. In addition, SAGT contributed $2,334 to help send 6 teachers to the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented conference in December. This conference provided continuing education, and new creative ideas for GT instruction.

This contribution to the CISD GT program would not have been possible without the generous dues and donations of SAGT members. Thank you so much for your financial support! You have made a true difference in the lives of our children.

We had a great time at our SAGT members only Art House Event!

Participants painted acrylic on wood to create citrus slices!


Andre Bradford, aka “S.C. Says”, an Austin-based slam poet and the 2022 Texas Grand Slam Champion, visited us on Sep 21st and gave us some really poignant and relatable stories and helped us examine our Culture of Comparison. SAGT loves to provide these high quality events for our community!

SAGT kiddos having a great time at our Code Ninjas Event!


Thank you to everyone who brought their students out bright and early on Saturday, August 27th for our Study Skills Workshop! 

Over 100 students in grades 5-12 joined Mrs. Leslie Andre (a former CISD teacher) to learn about how to set themselves up for school success, with tips on things like getting organized, how to take effective notes, and understanding different types of learning styles. The morning was capped off with an amazing student panel where Maddie Byrne (12th), Megan Ganier (11th), Lily Garland (11th), Megan Ihle (12th), Bryce Inouye (12th), Carter Ruck (12th), and Caroline Schilsky (11th) offered their own personal advice and answered questions from the audience. Thank you to Mrs. Andre and these awesome students for such a great event. 

If you have any feedback about the workshop, please email

Amazon Smile

Support SAGT when you make purchases from Amazon.

Go to and follow the prompts to set up a charity to support.  Search for Southlake Association for the Gifted and Talented, and start shopping!  Amazon Smile will donate a portion of qualifying purchases to help support our GT teachers and student and parent programs.  If you have your account linked to another charity, you can change the charity under Account/Your AmazonSmile. 

Click here for a direct link to SAGT AmazonSmile


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