Campus Phone: (832)223-1000

Gifted & Talented


"All successful people-men and women-are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose." -Brian Tracy

GT Program Nominations – due December 22nd, 2017

To nominate a student for the 2018-2019 G/T Program, parents need to fill out a nomination form.  Kindergarten students do not need to be nominated, as every student is screened for the program.  First through 4th grade students already identified as Gifted and Talented do not need to be reassessed.  Fifth graders interested in participating in the 6th grade G/T Program DO need to be nominated.  The G/T Program serves students who have an educational need for specialized services.  The program includes placement with a classroom teacher trained in gifted education and pull-out classes with the G/T Facilitator. Please make sure that the completed form is turned in to Mrs. Pletka. You mail email the form to

Only students new to LCISD may be tested in the fall for the 2018-2019 program.  Please ask for a nomination form when enrolling your child.

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GT Facilitator
Saundra Pletka
Phone: (832)223-1056
Voicemail: (832)223-6298


I am Saundra Pletka, the GT Facilitator at Austin Elementary.  This is my 23rd year of teaching, 17 years in LCISD.  I love hanging out with my husband and three children.  They all have different interests that keep me very busy. Cole is a sophmore in college playing baseball for Alvin.  Go Fins!  Clay is graduated,works all of the time and collects signed baseball cards. Camryn, my baby girl, is in 11th grade and involved in Color Guard at THS.  I have two spoiled Daschunds that are my absolute babies- Reese and Fergie. My rescue pit, Maggie is a joyful addition to our house. Welcome to GT at Austin Elementary!

I am on campus Monday and Tuesday and every other Friday but you can reach me by email at any time.