Talent Achievement Program

Professional Leaders

 TAP teachers represent a wide range of experience both in and out of the classroom.   This credentialed staff has provided over 125 years of classroom instruction, most in their respective majors.   Our teachers are involved in continuing education within and beyond the district and are recognized by parents and professional peers and organizations for their personal and professional achievements.  

Many of our teachers are associated with one or more of the following:  

National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM)

Association of Curriculum and Supervision

California Association for the Gifted (CAG)

California Mathematics Council (CMC)

The El Dorado Poets

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS)

National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

National Education Association (NEA)

California Teachers Association (CTA)

Teachers Association of Long Beach

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Our staff is involved in many professional development activities:

Subject-specific institutes and conferences

District curriculum development committees, including content standard development committees

Textbook selection committees

National Faculty

Massachusetts Confratute for Gifted Education

College and university classes and workshops to maintain a reputation for cutting-edge strategies and materials

On-site collaborative workshops to review and revise curriculum, enhance interdisciplinary and cross-grade planning, and extend technology skills through computer training

World History Institute CSULB, CSUDH

TAP's professional staff includes a singer/song writer, world travelers, and others whose real-world activities impact their students' classroom experience in very positive ways.   PTA Founders Day Awards reflect the high caliber of our teachers.