Welcome to the Gifted and Talented program known as GATE!  I have been in education and involved with the Omaha Public Schools since 1994.  I attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at Omaha where I received a Bachelor's Degree in 1993.  I received my Master's Degree from UNO in 1995 as a member of the pilot year of the CADRE Program.  Students at each of my schools qualify for GATE services by achieving high scores on standardized tests, advanced grades in academics, or by teacher nominations based on performance, creativity and leadership in the classroom.  The students have classes scheduled weekly in their areas of strength that may include math, language arts, problem solving and creative activities incorporating the district's GATE framework.