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Regional Representatives (Joshua Tree)

Joshua Tree Region

Includes Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties 


Julia Nyberg
Educator Representative



Lynda Vo
Parent Representative



Welcome to the Joshua Tree 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 Joshua Tree Region and throughout California. Please contact your regional representatives, Julia and Jennifer, if you have questions, have local resources to share, or would like to become more involved.


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 Opportunities

Joshua Tree Regional GATE Meetings   – All are invited!

September 30, 2016 9:00am Edison Academy, Ontario-Montclair School District
January 25, 2017 10:45am Parent Workshop at Rubidoux HS in Jurupa Valley
March 4, 2017 TBD CAG Conference, San Diego
April 14, 2017 TBD TBD

The University of California Riverside extension offers a certificate in Gifted Education

The UCR Extension GATE certificate is a 15.0 quarter unit program that is entirely online.  Take it to the next level by applying up to nine quarter units from the program toward a Master of Education with an emphasis in Equity and Diversity through the Graduate School of Education at UCR.  Visit www.extension.ucr.edu to learn more about this program and to view the latest course catalog.  For additional information about bringing the GATE certificate program or classes to your school or district site, please contact Karen Dodson, GATE Coordinator at kdodson@ucx.ucr.edu or 951-827-1032.

UCR GATE Certificate Program

County Office of Education Information

San Bernardino County

Riverside County Office of Education

Inyo County Superintendent of Schools

Have you explored CAG’s new web site?

Take some time to become familiar with the new web site and discover the resources available to you.

Questions or comments regarding issues with GATE

Feel free to direct them to Julia or Jennifer. We would be happy to assist you.

Like to receive email regarding important events, legislative issues, and other subjects of interest relating to GATE?

Please contact Julia Nyberg at julia.nyberg@me.com or Jennifer Berry at Jennifer.Berry@omsd.edu.

Send information highlighting the GATE programs and activities in your District

to Julia or Jennifer. We would like to share the information with our region so we can support each other during these challenging fiscal times. You may send articles, photographs and snip its. This would be a great way to get the ideas out so more students will benefit.

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

Have you had a chance to renew your membership in CAG this year? Your voice is now more important than ever! Truly, there is strength in numbers. Together we can work to see that gifted student needs continue to be met. Enjoy all of the benefits, the Gifted Education Communicator, our quarterly digital journal, and $100 discount on registration for CAG educational events, including our conference, plus more website extras. But most of all, we need your voice! Don’t delay; renew your membership online today.