Our mailing address:
Coppell Gifted Association
PO Box 2111
Coppell, Texas 75019
- One of the best ways to improve education for gifted students is to provide educators with opportunities to learn about gifted education. Therefore, the primary focus of CGA fundraising efforts is to fund scholarships for CISD educators to attend gifted conferences. For more information, contact our Scholarship Committee Chair.
- Gifted kids are gifted 24 hours a day, hence they need to have curriculum that challenges them throughout the school day, not just in a pullout program. They also benefit socially and emotionally by being with their intellectual peers. Therefore, we support clustering or ability grouping in elementary schools and GT classes in middle and high school.
- The gifted curriculum needs to have specific, measurable goals. To that end, we support adoption of the goal of preparing all elementary gifted kids to take either Algebra I or Geometry in middle school.
Click on this link to reference the CGA Bylaws.
Board Members / Campus Representatives
- The Board Members meet six times a year, typically every other month, with attendance required for elected officers, but optional for appointed officers. Additional meetings may be scheduled if needed.
- The Campus Representatives meet once a month during the academic year as part of the Communications Committee which strives to: improve communication among the district and each campus about academic matters related to GT student development and performance through curriculum and instructions, encourage and advocate for the development of GT student potential, where support is needed, and inspire parents to participate with the school district in the promotion of advanced academics. The representatives have a child who attends the school they represent.
- The terms of office for Board Members and Campus Representatives coincide with the academic year. For more specific information about the offices and their duties, please refer to the CGA bylaws on the “About” page.
- Other than paying membership dues, there are no officer requirements besides a sincere desire to foster gifted and talented education within Coppell and beyond. The person(s) who serves as President, however, must have previously served on the CGA board in another capacity.
2015-16 Elected Board Officers
- President – Carrie Clark
- 1st Vice President/Programs: Speaker Series Chair – Parul Singh
- 1st Vice President/Programs: Student Enrichment Chair –Shannon Blatt
- Treasurer – Jeanne Wray
- Secretary – Lynn Houm
- Membership – Niti Shaw, Manisha Kapadia
2015-16 Appointed Board Officers
- 2nd Vice President and Fundraising Chair – Aanchal Prakash
- Newsletter – Anu Mudigonda
- Publicity/Historian – Actively recruiting
- Webmaster – Poonam Mohan
- Library – Zarin Pathan
- Scholarship Committee Chair – Roya Tompkins
- MOSAIC Chair – Tracy Fisher
2015-16 Campus Representatives
- Coppell High School: Michelle Bauer
- New Tech High @ Coppell: May Olson
- Coppell Middle School East: Actively recruiting
- Coppell Middle School North: Laura Xu
- Coppell Middle School West: Olivia Nadler
- Austin Elementary: Actively recruiting
- Cottonwood Creek Elementary: Actively recruiting
- Denton Creek Elementary:Manisha Kapadia
- Lakeside Elementary: Brianna Hinojosa-Flores and Tina Pfaff
- Lee Elementary: Actively recruiting
- Mockingbird Elementary: Cenez Tindoc and Claire Ebert
- Pinkerton Elementary: Stephanie Schuller
- Town Center Elementary: Poonam Mohan
- Valley Ranch Elementary: Aanchal Prakash
- Wilson Elementary: Cindy Hendricks
To volunteer, please contact Carrie Clark. More opportunities may become available so please check back frequently.