• Welcome to the Bastrop ISD Family! I personally welcome each of you to the Gateway DAEP campus. The Gateway team and I look forward to servicing you and your child! Our team is excited about implementing innovative initiatives! It is my commitment to provide a safe and academically challenging learning environment for all students.  

    This year our campus staff is seeking to accomplish several student-centered goals!

    1.    To improve academic success for all students by integrating more opportunities for students to access and complete online courses as we transform to a computer-aided digital campus! Photo of Patricia Alford

    2.    Infuse social-emotional learning within the school day as one means to support our students in developing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

    3.    Building positive relationships with our students while becoming a support system through cultivating their desired personal goals, encouraging critical thinking, practicing problem-solving and effective communication through restorative circles as well as ensure students are career ready.

    As we seek to experience seeing through the eyes of our students, we are on board with encouraging your child to reach for excellence in all areas! On behalf of the Gateway team, we again look forward to this upcoming school year! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions!

    Patricia A. Alford, M. Ed

    Principal of Gateway DAEP