Gifted Advisory Council

  • Purpose

    The Gifted Advisory Council (GAC) is an advisory group that researches and reviews best practices in gifted education. GAC provides feedback for district-wide program improvements and supports parent communication regarding gifted services.

    Level of authority  

    Advisory to the Superintendent.

    Gifted Advisory Council Mission

    Promote and enhance the goals and objectives of the K-12 Gifted Services programming.

    1. Build positive partnerships among the Board of Education, teachers, gifted staff, administration, and parents to support current gifted services and to advocate for future programming needs.
    2. Examine and review current gifted education best practice research in order to be an informed and united voice in advocacy for the unique needs of gifted learners.
    3. Provide ongoing feedback about current gifted programming in Lakeville Area Schools.
    4. Encourage open and accurate communication regarding gifted programming opportunities to parents and the community.


    Composed of interested staff and community members upon accepted application. Members are invited to participate for an up to 3-year term.

    Included are representatives of:

    • parents
    • licensed staff
    • students
    • building administrators
    • Board of Education

    The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Directors of Teaching & Learning, Elementary and Secondary Teaching & Learning Coordinators shall serve as ex-officio members.


    The Gifted Advisory Council meets a minimum of 3 times a year for 75 minutes. Tuesday evenings 4:15-5:30 p.m. Meetings are in-person.

    Members are expected to attend all meetings. 

    Administrative Contact

    Kierstien Fetzek
    Teaching and Learning Assistant

Apply to be a Member

  • A common application process for advisory councils opens in the spring, typically in April, for the district to consider the acceptance of new members. Notification of this process will be shared with the community shortly before the application opens. In the application, interested parties can select their top choices for which advisory councils they would like to apply to.

    Visit our Advisory Councils page for the application link (when open) and to learn about all our advisory councils.