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Regional Representative (Pacific)

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Pacific Region

Includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura plus Las Virgenes SD (LA county) counties


Sue Ann Bussey
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Julie Hull
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Welcome to the regional page for the Pacific region of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). The Pacific region includes the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo.

Regional Representatives: About Us  

Educator Representative

Sue Ann Bussey is an energetic advocate for gifted students as well as the educators and families who support them. For over twenty-five years, she has worked in the field of gifted education in myriad capacities. Throughout her career, she has served as a classroom teacher, district-wide GATE mentor teacher; a member of a district committee to develop a portfolio GATE identification system; a CAG Board Educator Representative; and an organizer of the CAG/Oceanside Unified Summer Demonstration School for the past five years. In the arena of professional learning, Sue Ann empowers educators and parents through trainings in literacy, differentiation, GATE, inquiry, and design thinking. When Sue Ann is not helping GATE students to achieve their potential, she is inventing new recipes, enjoying time with her family, playing with her Australian Shephard and traveling to historical sites.

Parent Representative

Julie Hull has worked in the field of education for over twenty years in various capacities.  As a secondary classroom teacher, Julie taught GATE and Advanced Placement classes, as a master and mentor teacher, Julie worked with credential candidates and new teachers in classroom management and pedagogy, and  as a site GATE coordinator, she assisted in identification and GATE program development.  Julie currently works at the Orange County Department of Education and serves on the board of two educational non-profits which gives her the opportunity to advocate for gifted education in Orange County through professional development and parent education events. Additionally, Julie is the parent of three children who are gifted.


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.

CAG Regional Meetings  

CAG Regional Meetings provide opportunities for administrators, educators, parents, and policy makers to gather to discuss gifted education in response to the diverse social, emotional, and intellectual needs in their region of California.

Professional Development and Conferences 

58th Annual CAG Conference

Palm Springs, California

February 21-23, 2020

For more information, visit the CAG Conference section of our website.

County Office of Education Links

CAG collaborates with county offices of education to support the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted students in the state of California.

Ventura County:  https://www.vcoe.org/

Santa Barbara County:  https://sbceo.org/

San Luis Obispo County: https://www.slocoe.org/

Regional Events

The following regional events are not hosted or sponsored by CAG, however, we would like to provide you access to information in your region that supports gifted education. Please contact your Parent and Educator Representative for details regarding events listed below.

No upcoming events.

Regional Resources

Pacific Region Specialized Schools
The Knox School of Santa Barbara
1252 Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Oak Crest Academy
5450 Churchwood Dr.
Oak Park, CA 91377

REVO Academy
1080 E Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360