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Quest Elementary Program

We strive to provide the gifted with a nurturing environment, a differentiated curriculum, and a trained, enlightened staff. By encouraging gifted students to become autonomous learners through a challenging program, future generations will have the socially and ethically responsible leaders, producers, inventors, philosophers, and visionaries who can make valuable contributions to our world as well as our community.

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Quest Faculty

Mrs. Judy Allen
5th grade

Mrs. Allen has degrees from Baylor University, University of Texas at Tyler and a gifted endorsement from University of North Texas. She began her teacher career in 1979 and joined MISD in 1992.

Mrs. Sheena Flores
3rd/4th grades

Mrs. Flores earned a Bachelor's in English from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Master's degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. She is currently working on her gifted certification from The University of North Texas. She has worked for MISD since 1996. She has three lovely children. She enjoys going to movies, musicals, art shows, museums, and sports events.

Mrs. Christy Campos
6th grade

Mrs. Campos has a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Dallas and is completing her master's degree at Southern Methodist University in gifted and ESL education. She has been teaching since 2005. Mrs. Campos enjoys an exciting life full of cooking, traveling, reading, drawing, and spending time with family. She and her husband, Carlos who is also a teacher, love to spend family time with their baby girl, Amelia.

Mrs. Ginger Griffis
6th grade

Mrs. Griffis has been teaching upper elementary students since 1986, joining MISD in 1993.  She has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Texas A & M - Commerce and also has certification in Gifted Education, having continued her graduate work in gifted education at University of North Texas.  She and her husband have three adult children and five awesome grandchildren.

Mrs. Michelle Richards
3rd/4th grade

Mrs. Richards has a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a master’s degree from Texas A&M at Commerce.  She is currently working on her gifted certification from the University of North Texas.  Mrs. Richards has been teaching since 1999.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, and her dog, Jolie.  Her hobbies include traveling to different countries, playing board games, and scrapbooking.

Mrs. Sue Snider
5th grade

Mrs. Snider has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Texas A & M University-Commerce.  She has a gifted endorsement from University of North Texas.  She began her MISD teaching career in 1993.

Mrs. Lynda Benavides

Mrs. Benavides is a graduate of Mesquite schools. She began her career with MISD in 1993. She and her husband have two adult children and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Benavides enjoys movies, music, and spending time with family and friends.

Gifted and Talented Program
Program for the Academically Gifted

Quest Curriculum