• Gifted and Talented Education
    (GATE) Program


    The Duncanville Independent School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program is designed to meet the diverse and unique needs of the gifted population. It is our mission to identify and serve students who, by virtue of exceptional abilities, are capable of high performance in general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude, and creative productive thinking.


    The GATE curriculum is designed to be a springboard to learning through interdisciplinary themes and higher-level thinking skills that will augment the TEKS to incorporate the four core areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Gifted and Talented students will be offered learning opportunities designed to enrich and stimulate thinking skills, maximize intellectual and artistic growth promote creativity, and expand leadership abilities to prepare the student for lifelong success.


    Mission Statement

    The mission of the gifted and talented (GATE) program is to identify and serve students who are capable of high performance in general intellectual ability and creative productive thinking.


    Vision Statement

    The vision of the gifted program is to create an environment which values and nurtures the unique needs of gifted and talented students.





  • Dr. Nneka Bernard

    Director of Advanced Academics




    Tennille Jones

    GATE Specialist


    Smith Elementary

    Fairmeadows Elementary

    Hyman Elementary

    Brandenburg Intermediate


    Erica Porter

    GATE Specialist


    Acton Elementary

    Bilhartz Elementary

    Hardin Intermediate

    Merrifield Elementary


    Tiffany Washington

    GATE Specialist


    Alexander Elementary

    Central Elementary

    Hastings Elementary

    Daniel Intermediate



    Twitter: @Dville_Advanced