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Regional Representatives (Mission)


Mission Region

Includes Los Angeles County


Catherine Estrada
Educator Representative



Christina Desiderio
Parent Representative



Welcome to the Mission Area Region of the California Association for the Gifted. This regional news is designed to keep educators, parents, and students aware of events and resources in the Mission Area Region and throughout California, Please contact your regional representatives if you have questions, have local resources to share, or would like to become more involved.

Here are some great resources for families of gifted students.


Membership in CAG supports advocacy efforts for gifted students in the state legislature, continued educator training opportunities, direct access to the Gifted Educator Communicator, and discounted conference fees.

Regional Events

Keeping Gifted Students Engaged and Learning

GATE FLYER Save the Date 2018

Mission Region Specialized Schools 

Mirman School – 16180 Mulholland Dr. LA, CA  90049

Star Prep Academy – 1518 Robertson Blvd.  LA, CA  90035

Tree Academy – 5555 W. Olympic Blvd. LA, CA 90036

Bridges Academy – 3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Studio City, CA  91604

Oak Crest Academy 5429 Lindley Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356

Conferences and Events

Next year’s CAG conference will be held in Palm Springs! More information to follow.

This regional news is designed to keep teachers, administrators, and parents of gifted students aware of happenings in the Mission Region and throughout California. In the coming months, the newsletter will feature regional events and opportunities, articles on gifted students and programs. Please feel free to submit any news you would like to be included to Catherine Estrada or Christina Desiderio.

County Office of Education Information

Los Angeles County

Please take a moment to renew (or begin) your CAG membership. Your membership and support are important!