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Regional Representative (Palomar)


Palomar Region

Includes Imperial and San Diego counties


Sue Ann Bussey
Educator Representative




Suzanne Hagen
Parent Representative



Welcome to the Palomar Region from the California Association for the Gifted!  This regional news is designed to keep educators, parents, and students aware of events and resources in our area and throughout California.  Please contact your regional representatives if you have questions, have local resources to share, or would like to become more involved. We are also available to speak to educator and parent groups.


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 conferences rates.

Distinguished Service Award Winner

Sen_PalomarWe would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of Robert Gleisberg, Ann Corwin, Emily Ortiz Wichmann, Mike Blessing, Adrianne Hakes, and Eleanor Evans, members of the Board of Education for the Oceanside School District. We commend your efforts on behalf of gifted students!

Regional Events 

This area is being updated with new content for the year.

County Office of Education Information

San Diego County

Imperial County

Favorite Resources

Accelerated Academics, Inc (San Diego County)

Accelerated Academics, Inc. specializes in consulting and evaluation services, online curriculum, and advocacy support for the unique needs of the gifted, talented, and creative, including Twice-Exceptional (2E) students (intellectually gifted with some form of disability). AAI also provides individualized academic options for students who are developing talents that require either frequent travel or absence from a traditional school setting in order to pursue specialty activities such as gymnastics, equestrian, ice skating, tennis, golf, skateboarding, dance, drama, music, etc.

Disney Youth Programs

Disney Youth Programs “spark students and enrich their creativity.”

San Diego Natural History Museum

A center for the scientific study of biological diversity and evolution

Renaissance Village Academy

Renaissance Village Academy is a unique private school serving gifted, profoundly gifted and highly motivated students in Grades Pre-K to 8. Summer program available for Pre-K to Grade 3 and Grades 4-12. Free monthly gifted enrichment activities for the community.

Click here for the activities flyer!

Resources for Parents from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)