The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.


Dana hosts two GATE programs: GATE Cluster and GATE Seminar. For more information on each of these programs, please click on the appropriate webpage to the left.

Enrichment Elective Programs:

Dana offers a multitude of elective classes for all students. Please follow this link for more information about our elective programs.

Parent Resources:

Parents can find links and updates for District Advisory Council meetings and other special events (such as the Distinguished Lecture Series) on the Dana website and in Dana eblasts. Follow this link for more information about the GATE program.

GATE Team Leaders:

Scott Irwin - (Principal)

Joey Lepetri - (Vice Principal)

Scott Schwerdtfeger - (GATE Lead Teacher)

Staci McAteer - (GATE DAC Representative)

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