San Joaquin Region
Includes Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties
Sue Ann Bussey
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Welcome to the regional page for the San Joaquin region of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). The San Joaquin region includes the Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties.
Regional Representatives: About Us
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, Sue Ann 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 Shepherd, and traveling to historical sites.
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.
Fresno County Office of Education: http://www.fcoe.org/office-education
Kern County Superintendent of Schools: https://kern.org/
Kings County: http://www.kings.k12.ca.us/pages/Welcome.aspx
Madera County: https://www.mcsos.org/
Mariposa County: https://www.mcusd.org/
Merced County: https://www.mcoe.org/
Stanislaus County: https://www.stancoe.org/
Tulare County: http://www.tcoe.org/
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.
No regional events are available at this time.
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