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Regional Representative (Pacific)


Pacific Region

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


No Educator Representative

CAG_Cindy_HansenCindy Hansen
Parent Representative

Tri-County GATE Colloquium


Local Tri-County Meetings

Tri-County Gate Council & CAG Events Calendar

Pacific Region Specialized Schools

The Knox School of Santa Barbara – 1525 Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA  93101

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

REVO Academy
Address: 1080 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 496-3737

GATE Certificate Opportunities

(1) Tri-County GATE Council GATE Certificate

TCGC Certification and Teacher Training Process
Click on “TCGC GATE Certificate.”

“The Tri-County GATE Council (TCGC) recognizes the Local Education Agency’s (LEAs) in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties ability to meet the professional development needs of their faculty. In conjunction with this effort, The Tri-County GATE Council will authorize a GATE Certification upon completion of specific extended education opportunities crafted for teachers of gifted and talented learners.” For more information contact Jessie Green at 

(2) UCSB Extension
Click on “Certificates.” Click on “GATE Certificate.”
6 courses are required.
Courses are taken in person through school districts.

UCSB Extension
2160 Kerr Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1110
(805) 893-4200
e-mail inquiries to

(3) CSUF University Extended Education
Click on “Certificates.”  Click on “GATE” under Education.
5 courses listed.
Online delivery.

Judy Strong

(4) USC
Click on “K-12 Teacher Education.”
4 courses
Online delivery.

Madeleine Mejia

(5) UCI Extension
Click on “Online Programs.”  Click on “GATE Programs.”
9 units
Online delivery & onsite courses of study available.

Education Programs
(949) 824-7945