Candidate Data Appearing in the Ballot

2022 Teacher Ballots
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      2022 Laurel Ridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Arabia Mountain High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Austin Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Avondale Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Bob Mathis Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Briarlake Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Browns Mill Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Cary Reynolds Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Cedar Grove Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Cedar Grove High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Chamblee Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Champion Theme Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Chesnut Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Clarkston High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Columbia Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Columbia High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Columbia Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Coralwood Center Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Cross Keys High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 DeKalb Early College Academy Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 DeKalb School of the Arts High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Doraville United Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Druid Hills Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Dunaire Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Dunwoody High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 E.L. Miller Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Evansdale Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Fernbank Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Freedom Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Hambrick Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Hawthorne Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Henderson Mill Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Henderson Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Hightower Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Huntley Hills Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Idlewood Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Indian Creek Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Jolly Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Kelley Lake Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Kingsley Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Kittredge Magnet School Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Lakeside High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Livsey Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Marbut Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Martin Luther King Jr. High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 McLendon Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 McNair DLA Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 McNair High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 McNair Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Midvale Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Miller Grove High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Miller Grove Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Montclair Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Montgomery Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Murphey Candler Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Narvie J. Harris Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Oak Grove Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Oak View Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Oakcliff Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Obama Magnet Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Panola Way Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Peachcrest Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Peachtree Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Pine Ridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Princeton Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Rainbow Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Redan Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Redan High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Redan Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Robert Shaw Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Rock Chapel Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Rockbridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Rowland Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Sagamore Hills Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Salem Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Sequoyah Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Shadow Rock Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Snapfinger Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Southwest DeKalb High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Stephenson Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mountain Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mountain High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mountain Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Toney Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Towers High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Tucker High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Tucker Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Vanderlyn Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Wadsworth Magnet School Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Woodridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Woodward Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Wynbrooke Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Early Learning Center Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Allgood Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Ashford Park Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Bethune Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Briar Vista Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Cedar Grove Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Chapel Hill Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Chapel Hill Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Druid Hills High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Dunwoody Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 E.L. Bouie Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Flat Rock Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Flat Shoals Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Lithonia High Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Lithonia Middle Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Pleasantdale Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Smoke Rise Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mill Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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      2022 Stoneview Elementary Teacher Representative Election
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Poll Group: 2022 Teacher Ballots

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Poll Group: 2022 Laurel Ridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Mandisa Potter

I have been an educator for over 23 years and have served on the PAC at Laurel Ridge for five years. I enjoy working as a bridge to support both teachers and parents to ensure the best educational experience for the students at LRE. I volunteer and assist wherever there is a need. But some notable experiences include organizing International Night, Reading and Math Nights, and countless other activities throughout the school. I enjoy serving as a PAC member and would love to continue as a teacher representative for the 2022-2023 school year.


Poll Group: 2022 Arabia Mountain High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Alfred L. Brooks, Sr

In essence, I have dedicated thirty (30) years of my life towards educating our youth. Having been taught and mentored by the likes of: 1. Imaru Baraka (elementary/Hudson st.School). 2.Dr.B.E. Mays (Morehouse College), and Dr. John Henrik Clarke (post college). I offer a plethora of experience and wisdom to educate our young people of their rightful place in society and the rich culture of their ancestors. Having dedicated a portion of my summer towards acertaining my AP certification in African American Studies...I look forward to sharing that learning with our scholars. God Bless and vbe well.
Manuel Lopes

As a candidate for the Principal Advisory Council, I can offer my experience as an Exceptional Education teacher to continue to build strong relationships with the community stakeholders. In addition, I have an eagerness to become an active participant to help craft the school's improvement plan. Your consideration for this position is greatly appreciated, Thank You!!!


Poll Group: 2022 Austin Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Linda Costello

This is my twelfth year teaching in DeKalb County and my eight year teaching at Austin Elementary. I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and ESOL. I have both ESOL and gifted endorsements, and I am Orton-Gillingham trained. I have volunteered after school for Girls on the Run. I am passionate about teaching and believe that all students should have access to a quality education. I am invested in this community through the wonderful students that I get to spend time with everyday. The Principal Advisory Council would be another way to make a difference in their world.


Poll Group: 2022 Avondale Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Loraine Langston

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My name is Loraine Langston and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Avondale Elementary. I have worked with children and families in some capacity for nearly 30 years. Among my careers I have loved being a Social Worker, Infant/Toddler Developmental Evaluator and a Guardian ad Litem. I incorporated my passion for gardening and young people by being a 4H Leader and earning a Master Gardener Certificate. I volunteer my services in community gardens. Serving on the Principal Advisory Council will allow me to advocate for students and Avondale's community and share ideas on how to engage all stakeholders.


Poll Group: 2022 Bob Mathis Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kia Whatley

My name is Kia Whatley and I began my teaching career with Dekalb County in 1995. I began as a paraprofessional until I became a certified teacher in 2005. I was teacher of the year in 2010 at Medlock Elementary where I served on the Teacher Advisory Committee. I am currently a member of the leadership team at Bob Mathis Elementary where I also serve as the Jr. Beta Club Sponsor and the Social Studies Representative. I want to serve on the PAC because I believe the school and the community can make a difference in the lives of students.


Poll Group: 2022 Briarlake Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Claire Foege

I have worked at the school for 21 years and served on the foundation for five years. I know the community very well and very much value the school.
Jazlyn Wright

I have 13 years of experience in the education field that include stints as a general education teacher on the elementary level, a technology specialist, an EIP and ESOL teacher, and an instructional coach. I wish to serve the Principal Advisory Council to build substantial relationships with school and community stakeholders and collaborate with them to ensure that they are aware of their importance in the growth and development of our students and school. As a team, we will exhibit mutual respect for each other's concerns and share ideas for school improvement.
Mary Scully

I would like to serve on this committee in order to help make informed decisions regarding the students and staff at Briarlake.


Poll Group: 2022 Browns Mill Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Antoine Flanigan

I have been working in the educational field for the last 24 years.I have also served on the advisory for the last 3 schools years. I wish to continue to serve.


Poll Group: 2022 Cary Reynolds Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kathryn Huser

In college I aspired to be an ESOL teacher. I began taking Spanish classes and working with the Hispanic community. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Committee because I think it is important to build positive relationships with families and the school. While being bilingual is not a requirement, it certainly helps communication and aides in building relationships. By collaborating, we can offer the most to our students. I would love to be on this committee that seeks to unite the school, families, and the community and to help our students best succeed.
Kimberly Carr

I have worked as a teacher at Cary Reynolds since 2013. I am familiar with and supportive of the school's culture and programs. I served on past BLT and PTA boards, and have also led an after school club, and coordinated the school garden, and Campus Beautification events.

I speak Spanish, and enjoy working with our students' families. I believe strongly in our school's ability to build and maintain respectful, supportive connections with our community, especially during this time of school building transition.
I believe I could insightfully serve in the role of teacher representative for this committee.
Victoria Jones

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My name is Victoria Jones. I know that Dekalb County School District believes family and community engagement is critical for students success. Being apart of the Principal Advisory Council I promise to provide means by which parents, Dekalb community and school staff can work together to build a better understanding of each other's concerns. Also, share ideas for school improvement.


Poll Group: 2022 Cedar Grove Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Yvette Buoy

I am the current Literacy Coach at Cedar Grove Elementary. I wish to serve on the Principal's Advisory Council to help bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of, and mutual respect for each other's perspectives. I'd also like to share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.


Poll Group: 2022 Cedar Grove High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Keisha Carter

This is my 12th year in education, and my passion is making a difference within my school and community. As a volunteer, I have assisted in providing clothing and food for less fortunate families within the school building as well as served as a founding member of the "BackPack ministry" that was founded for McKinney-Vento students. I feel that serving on the PAC would be a great opportunity for me to become more involved at Cedar Grove as well as the Cedar Grove community.


Poll Group: 2022 Chamblee Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Andrea Stroud

This is my fifth year at Chamblee Middle School. I have taught Math ELT and currently teach Math 7. My volunteer experience includes the CMS STEAM and 8th grade Dance committee, Dekalb CASA program, Open Hands and the in-house Spring Musical. As a member of the PAC team, I wish to bring a voice that advocates for teachers/staff, students, parents, and the community as we strive to move forward while closing the gaps faced at CMS including pandemic learning lost and marginalized populations while maintaining the excellence of CMS.
Jenniffer Stetler

I was a STEAM teacher at CMS since 2018 and this year I am stepping into being 7B/7C science. Some of my volunteer experience including be part of STEAM committee and PTSA as well as Georgia Aquarium with over 230 hours and Optimist International for Tucker. The reason running for PAC is to incorporate STEAM into daily classroom and examine how to rebuild interest of stakeholders into CMS events.


Poll Group: 2022 Champion Theme Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Andrea Williams

I wish to serve as the Principal Advisory Council because it will give me insight on what is happening in the school. I can gain knowledge of the advice and recommendations brought up by the stakeholders to the school principal.


Poll Group: 2022 Chesnut Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Carlynn Radden

I am an educator of over 35 years with a wealth of experiences in America's Choice Design trained, Social Studies Trainer/ELA, Conflict Mediation Mgr., Discipline Based Arts, Grade Level Chair 5th Grade, Teacher of the Year 91,97,08, and Auxiliary Band Director. I have served as liaison for the local school to attend, and report findings of principal/teacher meetings. I believe and support the vision of Administration, staff, and faculty. I am a graduate of Va. Union Univ. (BS), Clark Atlanta (MA), and Argosy Atlanta (Ed.S) in Early Childhood and Leadership/Administration. Support and teamwork are essential to growth.


Poll Group: 2022 Clarkston High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Rajshekar Choutapalli

I have been involved in education for the past 29 years, both as a public school teacher, and as a teacher educator.
I am excited about the prospect of joining the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) Candidate because I care deeply about our school and our community (and I love teenagers!). I feel lucky to be able to relate to the varying perspectives of different stakeholders. I enjoy working collaboratively, striving to find common ground in decision-making.
I have an immense interest in students receiving Special Education Services, as well as students who are traditionally marginalized. I will be an informed


Poll Group: 2022 Columbia Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Stephanie Dennis

I know the importance of education and want to be a part of my community.


Poll Group: 2022 Columbia High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Nicole Duff

I am currently a Spanish teacher with 30 years combined experience in the areas of Spanish, Math and English from Pre-K through university. I am living out my calling to teach by serving the students at my alma mater- Columbia High School. I love children and value public education. I would appreciate the opportunity to support those in the school and community as a representative on the Principal Advisory Council.
Ronkeya Garner

I have been a teacher at Columbia Elementary for nine years. I have taught grades K-3. I wish to be apart of the Principal Advisory Council to help parents, colleagues, students and community members have a better understanding of how to increase students achievement and performance.


Poll Group: 2022 Columbia Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Leora Gwyn-Culbreath

Serving the CMS learning community as the secretary on the PAC has been a transformative and educational experience. In my capacity as teacher librarian, being on the council connects me to the data that drives instruction and helps me plan ways the media program can support academic achievement. As the webmaster, it also provides the opportunity to stay on top of upcoming events and maintain the website in a manner that complies with current school governance requirements. I look forward to being able to serve in the 2022-23 school year and continue to collaborate, inform, and grow as an educator.


Poll Group: 2022 Coralwood Center Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Virginia Stratton

I have been an educator for 40 years and also a parent and grandparent in public schools. I served as PTA president at a former school. I believe in public education and feel that everyone should be involved and have a voice in decisions made for the education of our children.


Poll Group: 2022 Cross Keys High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Jacob Eismeier

I have worked at Cross Keys since 1998 as an English teacher, coach, mentor, and advocate. In my work with the Latin American Association, I have gained knowledge about perspectives and needs in our school community. I would bring optimism and solutions to this position while also confronting difficult questions and issues. I see our students and their community as our greatest asset. If elected, I am confident I can represent the concerns and goals of students, families, and faculty.
Lynna Ross-Stewart

My background as a teacher is diverse. I have served as a School Improvement Chair working with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders in the community to better the school. Also I served as a CTAE Chair in the past. I held meetings to communicate needs and ways to include the community with various projects that took place in our school and college bridge. As a new teacher here at Cross Keys High School, I am excited to be the DECA Advisor. In this role I will be working with teaching students how to work with all stakeholders.


Poll Group: 2022 DeKalb Early College Academy Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
LaShaun Lovett

As a Social Science teacher entering my 8th year in education, I am a strong proponent of community engagement/involvement in and outside of our schools. Through my past research in positive youth development, I understand the importance of and advocate for the building of strong community relationships to better support the students and families we serve. In being the light I wish to see among others, I have been actively involved in my schools and communities for more than a decade serving in various roles from PBIS Data Specialist to my current position as a county Planning Commissioner.


Poll Group: 2022 DeKalb School of the Arts High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Anthony Moore

I am a veteran teacher of 33 years. In addition, I have been a member of the DSA staff for over 15 years. I am the Director of Instrumental Studies at DSA and am very active in many phases of the school community. I have been a proponent of a positive school climate and have been diligent in trying to energize and educate my students as they prepare for their futures.
Walker Scott

Past DSA PAC member (as a Parent)
Past Co-Chair of the now-defunct DSA Building Committee
I would like to serve to represent to voice of the faculty in advising the Principal on strategic objectives to better DSA for all; students, teachers, staff, parents, and community.
DSA has so much to offer with outstanding Arts and Academics teams. We already work hard. I will strive to work smarter, by developing solutions to problems and suggesting improvements. I want to help remove the barriers that hinder our efforts to achieving success; in arts, academics and educating our future generations. Thank you.


Poll Group: 2022 Doraville United Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Lee Perryman-Conrad

I was on PAC last year, I am new to teaching but a Veteran, a father of two high school age boys. I understand the point of view of many of the invested community. I am solution oriented and would consider myself a leader.
Rosarie Hoskin

Teaching has been my passion for the past 14 years. I am interested in joining the Principal Advisory Council to advocate for teachers and families in our community. Now, more than ever, teachers need support from parents, administration, and elected leaders to help students succeed in the classroom.
It would be an honor to serve in this position.
Sanna Sallah

I have been a special education teacher for the last eight years. Prior to this position, I was a Special Education Paraprofessional with the Gwinnett County schools. I learned the business of Special Education from the bottom up. Throughout this journey, I was blessed to have great co-teachers working with me side-by-side. I love working with students with disabilities because they can learn if I provide them with the right strategies. Secondly, I am a mother of two daughters attending Emory and Kennesaw University, respectively. My goal for my biological children is to see them succeed in their educational endeavors;


Poll Group: 2022 Druid Hills Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kendra McClure

The skills and qualifications I possess will be a great match for the requirements for this position. My communication and leadership skills make me a great candidate for the job. As a teacher, I believe that I bring a point of view that is an important part of the Principal Advisory Council.


Poll Group: 2022 Dunaire Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Bernadette Holmes

I am a veteran teacher currently teaching for my sixth consecutive year for the Dekalb County School District. I am a teacher leader in my building for Math K-2, MAP representative, and I serve as the grade level chair for first grade. My volunteer experience is outside of the classroom as the team manager for my son's extra curricular activities where my role allows me to act as the liaison between the parents and the park as well the liaison between the parents and the coaches over the last 7 years.
Carolyn Endsley

Since 2005, I have been a part of DCSD in the following compacities: Substitute Teacher, Para professional (General/Exceptional Ed), 1st grade, 4th grade and an ESOL Teacher. I have also had 3 children to graduate from Dekalb County high schools. I currently have 2 grandchildren that are Dekalb County students. I believe that my experiences enable me to see and understand matters from various perspectives. As, a teacher, I am well aware of the need for strong partnerships with parents, the community, students and other stakeholders. I support TEAMWORK because we all achieve more when we work together.
Saundra Green

I would like to serve as a part of PAC to get to know my community better and a better understand of the needs of the families here at Dunaire. I have gotten to know many of the families by teaching the EL. students and would love to support them in the community. I have donated my time to Habitat for Humanity in 2008 and 2010.


Poll Group: 2022 Dunwoody High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
MARJORIE STEINBRENNER

I am in my 20th year at Dunwoody High, where I have taught German, French, English and ESOL. For a span of several years, I also served as secretary of the school council. We share the mission of creating an optimal environment for teaching and learning, and my passion is to promote open, honest communication, tactfully delivered, among all parties involved in the task of educating our students. If we keep our sights on what is best for the students, we will listen to each other and then develop and enforce policies that support the effectiveness of all personnel.


Poll Group: 2022 E.L. Miller Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Lisa Sampson

I have served as a teacher for 27 years. I have also served as our local school's PTO president for the past 3 years.


Poll Group: 2022 Evansdale Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Fawn Rainey

Hi my name is Fawn Rainey and I have been in the field of education for over 19 years. I have taught in a variety of environments with diverse learners both locally and internationally. I am passionate about enriching the lives of my students through creating life long memories that will follow them beyond their time at Evansdale. I am most interested in becoming a liaison between the PAC and the Evansdale community as a whole. I feel that truly the greatest days are ahead for Evansdale and I would love to play a small role seeing that happen.


Poll Group: 2022 Fernbank Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Catherine Muller Corser

This is my 7th year at Fernbank Elementary School, and I have had the privilege to serve our school community during that time as a member of the Teacher Leadership Committee, a grade level chair, a member of our Principal Advisory Council, and as a sponsor of our Safety Patrol Program. I love our school and want to continue supporting this incredible community as a member of PAC.
Rebecca Vaughan

I’ve been a Fernbank community member for 17 years and an employee at Fernbank since 2014. I have taught first grade at Fernbank since 2016, and I would love for a lower elementary teacher to have a voice on the PAC. I am committed to keeping Fernbank a place of collaboration between families and teachers in order to garner what our community needs from DeKalb County School District.


Poll Group: 2022 Freedom Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Sonya Allicock

I am very passionate about education. I strongly believe that it takes a village. Working together as a strong team could only benefit everyone involved. I have only been in education for eight (8) years however, I had to be an advocate for my three (3) children throughout their academic careers. Now that they are all grown up and doing an amazing job reaching their goals, I am able to dive full force into donating my time to making a difference in our institution which therefore makes a difference in our children.


Poll Group: 2022 Hambrick Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Taressa Williams

I serve as the math academic coach for my school. Therefore, I want to serve on the Principal Advisory Council committee to serve as a bridge between the school and the community. Also, it is important to me to participate in the discussions on the practices to improve student achievement.


Poll Group: 2022 Hawthorne Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Lisa Lewis

I am currently the Library Teacher at Hawthorne ES. I have been an educator for the past 20 years, I volunteer at church and previosly at my children's schools.
Mary Hogan

I have been teaching at Hawthorne Elementary School for 10 years. I worked in Rockdale County Juvenile Court for several years before I started teaching and I was responsible for writing and acquiring grants for the court. I have also worked on acquiring grants for Hawthorne Elementary. I have served on numerous committees and ran numerous programs for students at my school. I am in charge of the STEM gardens at our school. I am a member of the Hawthorne Foundation that helps Hawthorne Elementary with projects for the school.


Poll Group: 2022 Henderson Mill Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Jameria Martin

This is my ninth year in the educational field. I volunteer for my brother's basketball team. I also volunteer at my church. I would like to be on the PAC because I like to have a positive impact on my students academic choices. I was previous on the PAC at Toney Elementary and would like to continue this at Henderson Mill Elementary.


Poll Group: 2022 Henderson Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Brenda Tyler

I am a current member of PAC whose 1-year membership is expiring on September 30, 2022. After stepping in to replace another member during his/her vacated one-year seat term, I am seeking to complete my PAC member year two.


Poll Group: 2022 Hightower Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Amber Coker

My name is Amber Coker. I am currently an ESOL teacher. I have worked with DCSS for about 25 years. I have a bachelors and masters, and I also hold a certification in administration. I have taught K and 1st grades and have been a principal in a private school. I have volunteered in many clubs and services as well as in Open Hand Atlanta. As a stakeholder, I believe that it is part of my duty to be part of the Principal Advisory Committee. My goal is to help strive for excellence and build a bridge amongst all stakeholders.


Poll Group: 2022 Huntley Hills Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Elizabeth Duany

This will be my fourth year at Huntley Hills and eleventh year as a special education teacher. My son will be attending HH in the fall in the Montessori pre-k program. I would love to be more involved in this wonderful community.


Poll Group: 2022 Idlewood Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Summer Scott

I am currently an ESOL teacher at Idlewood Elementary School. My background includes serving on school leadership teams, school Lead Mentor and grade-level chair. I also served as the Executive Director of the National Council for Black Studies at Georgia State University. I am an active member of my church where I serve on several committees. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I have a sincere desire to make a difference at Idlewood. I believe with my experience and commitment to promoting academic excellence I will be a strong asset to the advisory council.
Willard Barnes

I have extensive experience in school leadership, counseling, curriculum planning, staff management, parent coordinating, and school budget finance. My expertise in these areas more than qualify me to represent our staff in this capacity.


Poll Group: 2022 Indian Creek Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Monique Grimes

As an educator since 2009 at the preschool level and since 2014 at the elementary level, it has been my pleasure to serve the students and community of Clarkston. It is vital students have a conducive space to learn and grow and students/families know that the work of educators extends beyond the school house. Community/school connections help ensure the needs of students/parents/teachers are being met and form an alliance of support between each. Therefore, I wish to join PAC to further advocate for students/families in my school community.
Reginald Creary

I have been teaching at Indian Creek Elementary for the past six years and have taught at a private school for three years. It was expected that the parents were involved in committees and volunteered at the school. The involvement included social functions, fundraisers, service projects, and working closely with administration. This year my youngest is attending Indian Creek, so I figured it would be a great time to be more involved. My principal also suggested that I apply.


Poll Group: 2022 Jolly Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Laurie Cory

This is my twenty second year teaching in the Dekalb County School System. I am currently a self contained ESOL teacher. I attended elementary school, high school, and completed my student teaching in DeKalb. I believe Dekalb has provided so much to me in my lifetime, it's time for me to return the favor. I would like to serve on the committee to help strengthen the bond between the school and the community and help improve the overall wellbeing of our school.
Nabila Islam

I am the visual arts teacher at Jolly ES and am working on a degree in Ed Leadership. I am also serving as the PTA president and co-chair for the Music and Arts committee. When I have the opportunity, I get involved in volunteer events such as the vaccination drives and the county wide back to school drive. I am actively involved in planning many events for our school community that help build positive stakeholder relationships.
Patricia Watkins

With 27 years experience in DCSS, I have given of my time and skills in multiple areas and levels including: Writing and implementing a DeKalb County Board of Health Grant for my school. I also assisted personnel at other schools with grant writing. I created and operated a Finance Club for kids teaching students about, entrepreneurship, investing, building credit and more. I wish to serve on PAC in order to collaborate with our stakeholders and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement.
Stephanie Flagg

As a life long learner, I love assisting others (scholars, their families and my school community) to enjoy life, keep on learning and growing. Working in business, education and with homeless, working poor, local and global outreach teams has given me the opportunity to interact with people from a variety of walks of life. The desire is to create a supportive culture where everyone learns and meets their potential. I believe serving in this compacity may assist in bridging gaps and create an atmosphere full of joy, support, safety, learning, and greater understanding. It is an honor to serve.
Violet Thompson

I have been an educator for over two decades. During my tenure, I served in various capacities such as a reading as well as ESOL teacher.
My goal in helping children reach their highest potential, prompted me to volunteer at an Atlanta orphanage. The fact that the children were able to learn new skills and grow in confidence made this experience a very rewarding one for me.
I believe serving on the Principal Advisory Council will allow me to continue to work with like-minded individuals interested in improving the educational experiences of students.


Poll Group: 2022 Kelley Lake Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Henry Blackmon III

I have served in education for 27 years as both a teacher's aid and art teacher. I am a product of Dekalb County Schools attending Tilson Elementary as well as Gordon High, later McNair High. I actually gre up around the corner from Kelley Lake were I serve as art teacher. It has been the highlight of my career to serve in the neighborhood inwhich I grew up. I have a strong pulse of the community & would like to serve in any way possible.


Poll Group: 2022 Kingsley Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Marian Bari

I have been at Kingsley for over 10 years. I am passionate about ensuring our teachers are happy and able to get the resources needed to serve our students.
Mary Madison Wilson

I wish to serve a second term on the Principal Advisory Council because it has provided me with a leadership position, insight to administrative duties, and an environment in which parents, school leaders, and teachers can discuss and strategize plans for the school.
Sarahy Lopez

I am currently teaching in fourth grade, and this is my ninth year serving students and families at Kingsley Elementary. In 2020, I completed the Master's Degree in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University (KSU). This Fall, I started the Tier I Leadership Program at KSU. I serve as a chair level representative, participate in the PTO committee, the Kingsley Leadership Team, and My Sister's Keeper Club. I wish to make a meaningful impact at Kingsley! Serving on the Principal Advisory Council will provide an opportunity to contribute to the school improvement plan by collaborating with school leaders and stakeholders.


Poll Group: 2022 Kittredge Magnet School Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Dawn Piercy

I am a vested stakeholder in Kittredge Magnet School, as well as the feeder schools in the magnet track program. Not only am I a teacher at Kittredge Magnet School, I am also an involved parent of a child who is in the magnet track program, currently at Chamblee High School. I have been an active volunteer at these schools, and continue to stay connected and support the community. I have attended and served in various roles on the PAC at my child's schools for the past twelve years. I remain fully committed to this important council.


Poll Group: 2022 Lakeside High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Adam Crawford

For the past 14 years, I have dedicated my professional life to serving the students and stakeholders of the Lakeside community. In those 14 years, I taught social studies and worked in auxiliary positions to serve the needs of the entirety of Lakeside's population--students with disabilities, gifted students, English learners, and all students in between.

While supporting the Lakeside community, I sought out leadership roles and training within the school and the district, resulting the conferral of my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. It would be an honor to continue serving this community through the PAC.
Taylor Ohlstrom

I have been at LHS for the past 3 years but have 10 years of teaching experience. I have served in multiple roles at LHS and work hard each day to advocate for all students. I try to find creative ways to ensure all students are supported and succeed. I currently teach all students from Gifted to students learning English to our on level students. If elected to the PAC, I plan on continuing advocating for our LHS students and all teachers to continue improving our school.
Thomas FitzStephens

This is my 8th year at Lakeside. I have come to love this community and school. I just want to help to make it a better place. I have done a lot of administrative and committee work in my life and would bring that to the position. In the past I've served as department chair, served on many hiring committees, and sponsored several student clubs. I'm open-minded and love to brainstorm with people. I would pull my weight on the committee and always be honest and kind.
Tracey Anderson

This year is my 26th year teaching at Lakeside. We have gotten new parts of the building, swapped some notebooks for chromebooks, and changed learning platforms or grade books more than I can remember, but one thing hasn’t changed: students want to learn and parents send their children to our school so that learning can happen. I served on the PAC two other times, so I hope I can use that previous experience as well as your questions, ideas, and concerns both to raise our teacher voice and to help our students.


Poll Group: 2022 Livsey Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Deborah Sandford

I have served on the Building Leadership Team, am chair of the Library media/Technology Committee, and have served in a leadership capacity on local PTAs. I also have worked at the District level as a coordinator and manager of Instructional Technology and have extensive knowledge of district policies and procedures.


Poll Group: 2022 Marbut Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Sarah Bullard

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have worked with several schools systems which has given me a wealth of experience with helping shape the lives of children from various backgrounds, cultures and communities. I have volunteered for several community projects and worked on several school committees in the Dekalb, City of Atlanta, Covington and Gwinnett school systems. I think my varied knowledge base has prepared me well as I endeavor to gain new experiences serving as a PAC committe member.


Poll Group: 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Deante' Lamar

As the Head Football Coach, I am invested in community service. I particularly take interest in volunteering in events geared towards the enhancements of the youth. Cultivating a sense of community, self-esteem and emotional development in young scholars, especially young men is the driving force for my interest in the Principal Advisory Council. Bridging the gap between the students, community, and school officials makes King a multifaceted entity equipped to adapt to positive change. I am eager to do the work that will encourage all stakeholders to move forward together.
Kawalie Fataki, Ph.D

Having been helping educating youths from Middle School through College/University here and abroad for several Decades, I have much to bring to the table, in terms of service and the like.


Poll Group: 2022 McLendon Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kimberley Evans

This is my 4th year at McLendon and I would be honored to serve on the PAC. I am currently serving on the Leadership Team and Sunshine Committee. I have also joined the PTA. Helping our students and community thrive is my goal.
Tomeka Watts

I have been teaching for over 13 years. I have served as a grade level chair person in various schools. I was the coordinator for an all girls mentoring program at Stoneview Elementary school where we mentored girls and took them on field trips. We talked to them about goal setting and rewarded then for good behavior.


Poll Group: 2022 McNair DLA Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Christine Tigue

I am excited to begin my 5th year at McNair DLA and 24th year as an educator. As a local neighbor and employee at our school, I have double interest to help make our school a success. I have been on the PAC the past two years, school leadership team and Teacher Librarian Advisory Committee. I also serve on the Georgia Children's Picturebook Award.


Poll Group: 2022 McNair High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Briget Lovelace

I taught English and drama for a total of 19 years, was the Assistant Principal at Litchfield Middle School for two years and a half, and was the Federal Programs Education Community Liaison for Gadsden City Schools System, Alabama: School Improvement Team, Parent Engagement Team, Service-Learning Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, HIPPY and Parents as Teachers Coordinator also. I collaborated with the Homeless Liaison and local churches to provide for homeless and low-income students. Having more to give, I decided to come home to work with students at my alma mater. I want to extend my passion to serve our community.
Milton Hardrict

My prior experience includes: working as a school administrator, serving on advisory council for the president of a community college, and a plethora of experience in education over a 22 year period. Additionally, I served on the P-16 council, which is composed of school administrators and community leaders. Given my experience as a teacher, council member and an administrator qualifies me to view objectively with multiple perspectives that would allow me to serve this council with fidelity.


Poll Group: 2022 McNair Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Landra Jeffries

As a product of Dekalb County School District, I am passionate about the direction of our schools. I have spent numerous years in Corporate America before becoming an educator. As a newcomer to education, I hope to bring a different outlook while builing a partnership with the parents and community.
I volunteer through various organizations in the Dekalb County area. I love my community and want to be a part of its growth.
I wish to serve because I strongly believe increasing student achievement and parental involvement is essential to the success of our students, schools, and overall community.


Poll Group: 2022 Midvale Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
LaKIsha Childs

My name is LaKisha Childs and I am a teacher at Midvale ES. I have taught students in grades K-5th. My teaching experience includes working with students in special education, general education, and the gifted population. I have served as a mentor in DeKalb County’s TAPP program as well as mentored students at our school. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I would like to act as a bridge between school-home connection.


Poll Group: 2022 Miller Grove High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Cynthia Jasper

My name is Cynthia Jasper, I am a 2nd year Science teacher at Miller Grove High School. I started in Dekalb in 2017 at Elizabeth Andrews High school where I taught for two years before returning to the industry to complete my certification requirements. I have previous experience in launching a GED program for parents and students back in my home state Alabama. I currently serve as President for the ACE (Academic Cultural Enrichment) Ministry/Program at my church where I develop ideas and plans to aid youth in the areas of Academic and culture. I'm an agent for change/collaboration.
Keio Gayden

Keio Carter Gayden exemplifies leadership in hospitality education. She is a devoted educator who has served the DeKalb County School district for 16 years. Chef Gayden is a pillar at Miller Grove HS in DCSD where she teaches culinary arts to high school students. She has dedicated her efforts to impacting both her students and colleagues through coordinating various culinary events, community service projects, and instructional workshops. Under her direction, Miller Grove Culinary Arts program maintains the highest standards of business and industry specifications. Serving on the PAC will aid in continuing her dedication to the students at MGHS.
LTC Joel Guinyard

I have served as a volunteer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this tenure, I have been an advisor to both 1-Star and 2-Star Generals in the capacity of teaching, training and developing Soldiers. I have sense been involved with the Feed the Hungry Campaign at my local church. I am currently a member of the school PBIS program and am a champion for the JROTC model of helping our students to become better citizens via character building.
Nakiya Beaman

I am a certified, traditionally trained teacher of 7 years, hailing from Mississippi. I have taught in three states in both charter and public schools in all secondary level grades. I have also ran a successful curricula writing business. I have a masters in educational leadership. I have seen best practices in many different settings and feel like I can share some of the things I have seen over the years. I feel Dekalb is ripe for great change for students and our community.
Nalini Babb

Education is ever changing, from year to year. In the future new leaders must be abreast of new technology, growing social trends and interest of an ever-diversifying population. As a CTAE educator I would like to offer input and insight to this changing population.
Tricia Sang

I have lived and worked in Dekalb County for years, My child attended Dekalb County Schools from 2000-2012. I have coached Varsity and JV Cross Country, Varsity Swim, Varsity and JV Girls Soccer, and JV Girls Volleyball. I have also written, applied for, and received grants while teaching at Arabia Mountain for improving the outdoor classroom and at Miller Grove for the soccer team. I believe that a school with strong community ties and buy-in and tremendous school pride and spirit will always produce students that have a high track record of graduating high school and becoming productive community members.


Poll Group: 2022 Miller Grove Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Charlotte Graham

My name is Charlotte Graham, and I am an 8th grade ELA teacher at MGMS. This is my 23rd year in teaching, and I am also a certified school counselor. I have served on the Miller Grove Middle School PAC for the past 4 years. I have also served as the secretary for 3 years. I have served as the Language Arts Department Chair, Team Leader and a Mentor teacher. I wish to serve on this year's council to continue to serve my school by being apart of the academic growth for the students of this community.
Terilyn Smith

My background experience is in program development, grant writing, and STE(A)M education. I have various volunteer experiences that include, but are not limited to community events like; academic tutoring, parental involvement workshops, and farmers to family food distributions.
I'm interested in serving on the principal's advisory committee because I would like to support Miller Grove Middle School in reaching our CSIP goals of Parent/Family Engagement. I have a strong background in program development, and community event planning. I have a few ideas for sustainable and authentic parental involvement that will increase the most effective parental involvement.


Poll Group: 2022 Montclair Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Mayah Wheeler

This year is my second year at Montclair, and I want to work to engage parents more with the school. Throughout my short time, I have formed meaningful relationships with our community. I worked as an ESOL teacher, so I have an understanding of what our students need linguistically. Lastly, as someone who is bilingual, I have personal experience with acquiring a second language. My knowledge of curriculum, adaption, and commitment to community engagement make me a strong candidate to represent our school.


Poll Group: 2022 Montgomery Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
jasmyne allen

I am the 2022-2023 Teacher of the year for Miller Grove Middle. I am in charge of Chromebooks and on the Digital Dreamers team. I am the Title I liaison for the Tutorial program, and I also assist the administration with discipline. I want to be involved in the Principal Advisory Council because I want to be aware of the strengths/weaknesses of the school, test data, community involvement, leadership, and involvement of stakeholders.
Victoria Governale

I relocated to Georgia the summer of 2021 from Long Island, New York where I taught and am currently a Special Education teacher at Montgomery. I graduated with a Bachelors in Child Study in gen.ed and SPED, maintained honors roll for Magna Cum Laude and am an active member of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Society. I was a volunteer for the nonprofit, Big Brother Big Sister program where I mentored students throughout their education. To be part of PAC contributes to my passion of making decisions with students, families & teachers' best interest in mind- something I value most.


Poll Group: 2022 Murphey Candler Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Briana Harris

I am an educator at Murphey Candler Elementary. I would like to help make our school a better place and be a voice for other educators at our school.


Poll Group: 2022 Narvie J. Harris Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kimyatta Walker

This is my 13th year teaching and my 9th school year at NJH. I volunteer through various efforts with my sorority each year. I would like to serve on the PAC because I'd love to collaborate with the community and other stakeholders to improve student achievement. Working together and understanding each other is the best way to do this. I believe that this will make me a better advocate for my students by understanding more from other perspectives. My hopes are that I will be more equipped to help our students by participating.
Marvin Strong

I have broad history in dealing and working with parents. I volunteer to head programs and student groups at the school. I want the best for our school and the wonderful students we serve.


Poll Group: 2022 Oak Grove Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Joye Hopkins

I have taught public school for 18 years. I have three mostly-grown children of my own. I have volunteered in myriad ways - as a fundraising co-chair for my church, for local environmental groups, and for various social justice organizations. I believe that a school is only as strong as its surrounding community, and that a respectful, communicative relationship among teachers, parents, and admin can provide the framework that is required for a school to reach its collective potential. I'd love to be a part of that for Oak Grove Elementary.


Poll Group: 2022 Oak View Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
ALBERT Danso

This is my 18th year of teaching and 8th year at Oak View. Not only do I serve as a resource teacher here, I am responsible for the social media, audio/visual, and daily morning announcements which air on YouTube. I wish you serve on the Council because of my full investment in my school. Not only do I work here, but I also live in this neighborhood.


Poll Group: 2022 Oakcliff Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Nova Mead

I am interested in participating in our school improvement plan development and building my leadership capacity.
Sandra Laidlow

I have been teaching for 22 years and with Dekalb County schools for 9 years. I have taught ESOL, Kindergarten, and grades 2nd and 3rd. During my time at Oakcliff, I served as Building Textbook Coordinator, and Grade Level Chair and have been a part of the Black History Committee and directed the evening show for parents. I would like to serve on the PAC in order to develop relationships with all stakeholders for our children and create a learning environment that is conducive for ALL students.


Poll Group: 2022 Obama Magnet Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Alisha Hughes-Horton

I have been teaching for 22 years and have served on many committees throughout the years. I served as grade level chair, MTSS chair, and as an afterschool tutorial coordinator. Serving on the Principal Advisory Council will give me an opportunity to work with parents, stakeholders, and others in the community to create a school of excellence.
Alvia Edwards

I have worked in Dekalb Schools for 22 years, serving in various capacities. I begin my career as a teacher and during my tenure in Dekalb Schools I have served as a Parent Liaison, MTSS Co-Chair, Title 1 Liaison, and Fernbank Science Center Liaison. Currently, I am apart of the leadership team, working closely with the principal and assistant principal at Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology. I have served on the Principal's Advisory Committee for four years and thoroughly enjoy working with our community stakeholders, parents, and staff.
Magdalene Slayton

I have been a member of Obama ES since before when the school was Clifton. I am a Health and Physical Education teacher. I have seen this school open and grow to be a school any teacher would be very proud to be a member of the faculty and staff. I have served as a substitute representative of the PAC council in the past. I would be honored to serve as a PAC representative for Obama ES.
Tyler Brooks

I am a teacher in my 11th year. This is my 8th year teaching in Dekalb County Public School District.


Poll Group: 2022 Panola Way Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Chaundra Oden

Before becoming an Academic Coach, I was an elementary school teacher for 24 years. Having taught various grade levels, I have learned how the school needs administration, teachers, and parents to work together to ensure the best possible learning environment for the students.


Poll Group: 2022 Peachcrest Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Theresa Hines

I volunteered at my church with the Dance Ministry and
The Women's Ministry. I also volunteer with my sorority
On committees.
I would like to see the school flourish and contribute as
Much as I can to make that happen.


Poll Group: 2022 Peachtree Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Allie Puckett

I think I would be a great candidate for the PAC team here at Peachtree for many reasons. It is my second year teaching at Peachtree and I think it is a great school, but I would love to see it be even better! I went to Peachtree Middle and currently live in the community and feel as if I can make a difference. This Dunwoody school cluster gave me such a great experience throughout my schooling and I hope to give the same experience to the kids going through now.
Elizabeth Skalet

I have been an educator for 19 years. This is my fourth year at Peachtree. I serve as an advisor for the Student Government Association. I would like to be a voice for all students and teachers at Peachtree. I am also a parent and understand concerns that parents have. I want to help with solutions for our school and community.
Myra Mancin

This will be my third year at Peachtree. I have served as the ELA department co-chair for two years, and I also serve as the soccer coach. I believe I valuable insight with teachers through department chair and our community through coaching.


Poll Group: 2022 Pine Ridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Tracee Pearson

I am a veteran educator who loves serving our school community. This is Chapter 26 for me in education. Prior to becoming a Media Specialist, I taught grades 3-5 and gifted. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because it would allow me to share my ideas and expertise with other members of our school family. As a cohesive entity, we can work towards making gains in student achievement and improving school climate. My primary goal is to be a conduit between our school and the community. Go Panthers!
Veronica Manuel

I substitute taught on a two week consecutive assignment in 2019, fell in love with the profession, and decided to pursue a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. I've been a full-time educator with Dekalb County since 2021, starting as a first grade teacher, and now I teach prekindergarten. I'm interested in pursing more responsibilities and opportunities with leadership teams. This year I was promoted to grade-level chair. I serve as a member on the Student Engagement Committee, the Yearbook Committee, and I volunteer with organizations outside the school, like the Dekalb County NAACP branch and the Bahai Faith Center.


Poll Group: 2022 Princeton Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Evelyn Hooks

I am interested in becoming a member of the PAC for Princeton Elementary. As a teacher I have been involved with the community, solicited community support for businesses that were in the area of the school in which I taught. I also have served as the Cluster representative for Atlanta Association of Educators for the Mays Clusters, I was a member of the Go Team for Cascade Elementary and served as a Teacher representative for the PTA and work with the Girl Scout Troop. I am a servant leader who is interested helping our students grow and achieve.
Iris Downs

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I have love and passion for my school. I believe strongly in school improvement, climate, and culture. If we all work together, we can make and keep our school great, not just for our students but for our community as well. Working together hand in hand is vital. If I am selected to serve on this council, I promise to bring ideas that will keep our school moving in the right direction of excellence for all involved. I am hard-working and dedicated; I want the best for my school.
Tiesha Harvey

I have been teaching for nine years, and have served the students and their families in this community the entire time. I do not have recent volunteer experience, but I plan to become a Girl Scouts troop leader. I wish to serve on this committee because I am committed to Princeton becoming a model school for this community. I want to see our students thrive academically and teachers excel in their teaching practices. I feel that I can be an asset to the school culture, and I am eager to serve in a manner that allows me to do so.


Poll Group: 2022 Rainbow Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Bridgett Harper

I have served the DeKalb County School District as an educator for 28 years. In that time, I have served as grade level chairperson, various committees chairperson, and I currently serve as the PTA Vice President. I also serve on various community projects with my local church and neighborhood.

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I am eager to volunteer my time and talent toward parent, school, and community connectivity.
Eva Hall

I have been an educator for over 15 years. As a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., I am active in my community by participating in various projects, hosting events, and working with families. I am the current President of Rainbow's PTA and have served as a PAC committee member previously. I am committed to the mission and vision of Rainbow Elementary School, and supporting the needs of the staff, students, and families.
Tamara Patrick

I am a parent and teacher here at Rainbow Elementary School. My past volunteer experience is as Secretary for the PAC and our school's Sunshine committee officer. I want to serve again on the PAC because I want see and be involved in the school prospering through engaging activities and great community partnerships.
Yvette Starks-Grant

I have been an educator for 13 years and I enjoy working with a diverse population. I have served the public sector domestically and internationally working as a team member, and oftentimes in a leadership position, always obtaining optimal outcomes. I have volunteered within several school systems and served as an advocate for students. It is my belief that it takes a collaborative effort among all stakeholders to increase student achievement and performance.


Poll Group: 2022 Redan Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Mariah McCoy

My life’s purpose is to serve. I have spent my efforts to serve the community that I am a part of.

My professional and life experiences have equipped me to uplift the least, the lost, and the last in communities. This is particularly important in the realm of education for students, staff, and the community.

I feel that I would bring the knowledge and skills of educating students in the 21st century as a way to contribute to programming activities. I am confident that my commitment to service, education, and social action will be a valuable asset to the committee.


Poll Group: 2022 Redan High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kemberly McKenzie

I am an educator of 25 years to include 22 years as a special education teacher. My volunteerism extends beyond the educational setting. I have served in Cape Town, South Africa as a missionary since 2010. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council so that I can assist our school with reaching implement and reach it's School Improvement Plan goals.


Poll Group: 2022 Redan Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Jaime Patton

I currently serve on the Principal Advisory Council and would like to be re-elected. I have 20 years in the education field, which includes public, private, charter, alternative, juvenile, and mental health and behavioral sectors. I participate in and support may of our school activities, as well as professional learning. My son also attends the school so it is important to me to continue to serve on the PAC in order to expand the connection with the community and bring families together on one accord to support our students in academic achievement and personal development.
Tyrone Rather

I wish to serve on the PAC because I want to build pathways for our parents to connect with what .we are doing to build capacity at Redan Middle School. I am also a veteran educator with nearly 8 years of organizational knowledge of Redan Middle School


Poll Group: 2022 Robert Shaw Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Jonathan Wade

Certified physical education teacher with ten years experience in the Dekalb County School District.
Tamara Stuldivant

I started my career working with children and the community with the South Dekalb YMCA as an After School Director at various Dekalb schools. I have served as an educator for 16 years, as a paraprofessional and teacher. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to lend my voice to my school community.
Treasure Robinson

I have served as a 3rd grade teacher for the last 8 years I was chosen this year as my school's Teacher of the year. I am currently working toward my Specialist's degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in mathematics. I would like to serve on the Principal's Advisory committee because I think that we are in a critical time in education where the voice of teachers and our needs should be amplified to help with the educational experiences and achievement of the students we serve.


Poll Group: 2022 Rock Chapel Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
April Hannah

I have been an educator for 9 years within the Dekalb County School System. Prior to teaching, I worked within higher education. I am passionate about education, it's my calling and ministry. Prior to joining the Rock Chapel staff, I worked at Panola Way and had the opportunity to serve within roles beyond the classroom by coordinating community service projects and volunteers within the school. I look forward to helping the Rock Chapel school community in whatever way that is needed.
Tamara Jennings

Previously served as the "United Way Campaign" support staff. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I understand the importance of building a strong foundation of home school connections. I like to see all community entities informed and involved.
Tennille Haywood

I would like to serve on this council to better understand how the school can service the community. I want to know my students and the community better and feel this is a step in the right direction. I have held many positions of service. while being employed with DCSD, but never this one. I am willing to take on this roll and because it is a two year commitment, I am showing that I am in it for the long haul.


Poll Group: 2022 Rockbridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Angela Boykin

I, Angela Boykin wish to serve on the Principal Advisory committee because I am dedicated to the advancement of children, academically, socially and emotionally. I have been an elementary teacher for 20-plus years and I enjoy interacting with parents, staff and children in relation to best practices which aid in academic achievement.for every child. Each child that enters my classroom will achieve academic readiness to become successful in the next grade level and beyond. Mentoring, clubs and school-wide activities are capacities in which I have volunteered.
Carmean Holloman

My career started at Rockbridge 13 years ago as a MID teacher. After four years I served as a lead teacher, managed Rockbridge’s website, and became department chair. I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. in Reading, and Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership. Next fall I will participate in the SLDS Ambassador cohort. Furthermore, I am an active member in my community and have volunteered as treasurer of my HOA for almost 3 years. As a member of the Principal Advisory Council, I will develop PLCs to address priority areas identified in our CSIP plan.
Denise Carter

I am currently serving the community to enrich my family. As a reading instructor, I am a part of the Family Engagement Program in DeKalb. I volunteer at the Clarkson Community Center. I am currently heading the ESL parent literacy program for Family Engagement. My mission is to enrich and empower parents to advocate for their kids' education. However, I want ESL parents to communicate with schools and communities to enable their kids with a mindset to succeed at anything their want to do.
Paula Llewellyn

For the past nine years, I have served in the capacity of a fourth and second grade teacher at Rockbridge Elementary School. Culturally, I am a Jamaican born individual. I am also a naturalized citizen of The United States. merging both nationalities allows me to connect well with the ESOL population. My purpose here is to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance through parent and community involvement. For the reasons mentioned above, I am a great asset to the advisory council.


Poll Group: 2022 Rowland Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Susie Brown

I have served on the council for 2 years and want to continue to serve in this capacity. We need to work to improve the growth of our students.


Poll Group: 2022 Sagamore Hills Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Cassie Pickrell

I am currently in my 10th year of teaching as a Preschool Special Education teacher. I am also the Director of the Afterschool Extended Day Program. I want to be a voice for an often underrepresented special needs population in our schools and be involved in my school community.


Poll Group: 2022 Salem Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Morris Jackson

I have been a classroom educator for 20 years. I have assisted and worked on the Principals Advisory Committee at Salem Middle School for 2 consecutive years. I am an advocate for our students and pillar within the community. I am also the father of three Dekalb County students. So I possess a well rounded perspective concerning modern education. I believe my experience, expertise, and my love for the profession make me an excellent candidate to continue my work as a member of the Principals Advisory Committee.
sandra allen

I have never served on a committee of this nature. I am volunteering to be a voice for my peers.


Poll Group: 2022 Sequoyah Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Ashley Thomas

My desire to serve as a member of the PAC comes from my love for community. I truly believe in the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a member of the PAC I will work to ensure that all voices are heard from the students and families to the staff and community so that we can make the greatest impact in the lives of the children we serve. Lastly, as a previous PAC member at another DeKalb County school, I understand the purpose and responsibilities of the group.
Jonathan Weathersby

My name is Jonathan Weathersby and I'm an interrelated eighth grade social studies teacher at Sequoyah Middle School. This is my second year teaching social studies at Sequoyah. I have five years of teaching experience all in special education. I have taught in St Louis, Mississippi and now Georgia. I'm a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. I have volunteered at football, soccer, basketball, Saturday School for improvement on Georgia Milestones, and after school tutorial for students achievement. I wish to serve on the Principal Council because I'm currently working on my degree in leadership to become a administrator.


Poll Group: 2022 Shadow Rock Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kateah Hightower

I have been teaching for 18 years, 16 of which have been at Shadow Rock. I have a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have worked as the Step Team coach for 5 years, Beta Club sponsor for 9 years, a Patrol sponsor for 8 years, and a Class Dojo mentor for 12 years. I wish to serve on the Principal's Advisory Council so that I can help bridge the gaps between the school and the community. I would love to help bring back community partners, and shed light on the wonderful things we are doing at Shadow Rock.


Poll Group: 2022 Snapfinger Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
KARSTEN EDWARDS

working in the DCSD for 26 years at two schools Atherton and Snapfinger. I would like to serve on the PAC because I have a wealth of knowledge that may impact the school in a positive way. Creating a school environment where every teacher and student will feel loved, valued, and educated.


Poll Group: 2022 Southwest DeKalb High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
D'Andre Jenkins

I am a certified high school teacher with more than 20 years of experience. During my tenure, I have served in several capacities including a member of the extended leadership team and administrator in training. If extended this opportunity, I intend to use my communication skills to advocate for my colleagues and the student body. I also look forward to gaining a greater understanding of the operations of the school. Oftentimes, decisions are made and outsiders question or doubt those decisions because they simply do not know how systems operate. This will make for a nice learning experience for me.
Kristy Griffiths

When I initially started working for Dekalb County Schools in 2004, I served for several years as a substitute teacher. Working as a substitute teacher permitted me to have a meaningful impact on a plethora of student and teachers. For the last 6 years I have served as a special education teacher overseeing meetings and serving as a connection between administrators, parents and students. We have worked collectively to increase student efficiency.


Poll Group: 2022 Stephenson Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Donnetta McKenzie

Hello. i Department Chairpereson for Exceptional Education and math and science interrelated teacher. I also serve as a mentor for students at the school.During my time, I have volunteered for Hosea Feed the homeless and organizations.
Michael Merriweather

As a 9th year educator I plan to serve my second term on the principal advisory council. I currently served as the vice chair last year while advising TSA,First Lego League, Jagtv, and assisted on the testing and digital learning committee . Last school year we were able to establish a PTA committee to help serve our school. This school year I plan to continue working with our stakeholders to support of our students, teachers, and support staff.


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mountain Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Malawi Watson

Volunteering and community-outreach is something that has been instilled in me at an early age. It is my understanding that a strong school-community connection yields greater achievements for our students and their families. I intend to extend my desire for strong connections and advocacy to my school and community by serving on the Principal Advisory Council. I believe there is much to learn and much that I have to give by being a part of this council.
Robyn L Rhone

My name is Robyn Rhone, and this is my 9th school year in the DCSD, where I have served as an Exceptional Ed teacher for the 4 years. I volunteer at the therapy center my son receives private services and this summer, I designed the curriculum for the center's summer program to provide educational resources camp attendees. I wish to serve on the PAC to encourage more student & family engagement so that as a community we can all work towards a common goal of increasing student achievement and performance.
Tamara Spottsville

My name is Tamara Marie Spottsville and I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. My undergrad degree is in Urban Planning but I am a Social Worker by trade and I am currently serving as an Exceptional Education Teacher at Stone Mountain Elementary. I have been a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. since 1993 and have been actively serving my community on many levels. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to make a positive difference in the educational system and community that I work in. Thanking you for consideration.


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mountain High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Barbara Stringer

I have more than 17 years of teaching experience as an Interrelated Special education teacher and mentor. During my years of teaching with Dekalb County Public School District, I worked on the School Improvement Committee, PBIS training, Dekalb Curriculum Writing Team, Gace Reading Standard-Setting Study, Principal Advisory Council (SWD HS), Georgia Tech Prep Consortium, Contextual Learning Teaching workshop and presenter, PTA Certificate of Appreciation, My Brother's Keeper, Drop Out prevention, awards for exceeding expectations on EOC for Coordinate Algebra and Language Arts (American Literature) and building readiness project. I bring experience as a Teacher, Parole Officer, and Social Worker.
Tahir Salih

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My name is Tahir Abdelwahab Salih; my profession is an Educator/Teacher. My father’s profession was also that of an Educator/Teacher. The main reasons I want to be a teacher is as follows: (1) the teaching profession in my country is a very highly respected profession and I enjoyed teaching young people. Generally, I like to share my knowledges to students and advise the principal to improve learning -teaching process.
My father motivated me to be a teacher because he was respected by students, by society and the government as well. As a result he was


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mountain Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
SOPHIA SAXON

It is important that our school have someone on the leadership team to assist the Principal in certain operations within the school. My background includes being in several leadership positions: Team Leader, Instructional Support Specialist, STEM Coordinator (current), and teacher of mathematics. All of the knowledge will be used to community build and improve the academic achievements of the students which we serve.


Poll Group: 2022 Toney Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Amber Franklin

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I wish to have a voice for Toney Elementary. I wish to serve my community with a purpose.


Poll Group: 2022 Towers High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Marlika West

I have been a member of the Towers High School Titans Staff for 4 years now serving as a Science teacher and now Department Chair for 2 years. I serve as the Student Council advisor for the past 2 years and was previously appointed to the Principal Advisory Committee last year. I am also the Junior class co-sponsor and am very involved in various activities in our school for our students. I wish to be on the PAC to help further the vision and mission of Towers High School while serving the Towers community along with its stakeholders.
Sherrice Adams

I would like to be a part of the PAC for Towers HS. I was previously the secretary for the PAC in previous years and enjoyed my experience. As the webmaster, there are requirements from the PAC that need to be posted often. If I serve as the secretary on the PAC again, I can ensure that all required documents are posted by deadlines.


Poll Group: 2022 Tucker High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Darryl Adams

I am an 18 year veteran in education. I have served on the principal's advisory council in Gwinnett County. In addition, Since I arrived in Dekalb County, I have served on my school's PBIS committee, which is designed to create positive behavior intervention strategies for students.
Desmond Lee

I have served on the PAC at Tucker Middle for 2 years so I have experience already working in this capacity. I have been involved in the Tucker community for the last 9 years. I am all about making schools the best that they can be wherever I work at.
Jocelyn Young

I served as a PBIS Coach for 3 years and helped move my schools CCRPI from a 69 to an 89.


Poll Group: 2022 Tucker Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Charlotte Marshall

For the last 10 years, I have been a classroom teacher in several counties and one other state. During my time in Tennessee, I worked with another teacher visiting different businesses in the community to solicit donations and partnerships for our middle school. I wish to serve on the PAC because I have seen how schools benefit when stakeholders work cohesively to increase student achievement and school performance.
Erika Billups

As a teacher in Dekalb County Schools, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as an educator and leader in various roles. I’ve served both as a Regular Education Teacher, as well as an Interrelated Teacher. I understand the importance of differentiated instruction. I’ve served as Exceptional Education Department Chairperson, Vice President of PTA, Staff Support Chairperson, Teacher Support Staff member (TSS), and member of Tucker High School's Leadership Committee. I've learned that in order to be a great leader, you must possess the ability to effectively communicate successful pedagogical strategies and develop a plan for the success of each child.
Ryan Bradley

As a new teacher I would like to become involved with the Tucker Middle School community. My background is in social work, which I feel brings a lot of insight and experience on best practice interventions for our schools family, students and community as a whole. It is my goal to work with staff to ensure we are providing a safe, fulfilling and constructive environment for our students and their futures.


Poll Group: 2022 Vanderlyn Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Amber Horton

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to ensure that it is well rounded and that the students with exceptionalities are absolutely thought about and given consideration in decisions.
Sarah Femiano

Four years ago, I was welcomed into the Vanderlyn community as a second-grade teacher with open arms and hearts. Since then, I have taught third grade and currently serve as the Early Intervention teacher. Due to this, I work closely with each grade level and can bring transparent teacher perspectives to the stakeholders. One of the most special aspects about Vanderlyn is the impact the surrounding community has on supporting, positively impacting, and shaping the culture of the school. I look forward to continuing to promote community service and involvement by nurturing relationships between staff, parents, and stakeholders.
Tasmiea Zaman

I loved serving in the committee last year and would like to serve again this year. I'm happy and excited to understand how the community grows and how decisions are made through discussions and data that are shared with each group members. Teachers, parents and administrators all come together, making it a group effort to grow this community and being part of that is the reason why I would love to be part of the PAC team again this year.


Poll Group: 2022 Wadsworth Magnet School Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
K-Teresa Grant

I have taught in DeKalb County for 29 years and have been in the magnet program since 2006. Throughout my career I have served on several PTA and PAC boards.


Poll Group: 2022 Woodridge Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Tamara Owens

I, Tamara Owens, am a 4th year teacher who believes her scholars are amazing. I teach third grade. I have my master's degree Elementary Education. I am excited to work on the PAC this 2022-2023 school year.


Poll Group: 2022 Woodward Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Monique Brooks

As a PAC member I hope to engage in ongoing communication between our school, community, and district. I will work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices. As our school's STEM teacher and coordinator, I will work to expand STEM opportunities for students and provide real-world support for classrooms.


Poll Group: 2022 Wynbrooke Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Lauren-Ann McEady

My name is Lauren McEady. I am delighted to serve on the Advisory Council Committee. I have been at Wynbrooke since they opened the doors with Dr, G. Bouie in 2001. I have seen many changes at Wynbrooke. I have seen the school with an enrollment load of 900+ to now 500+, I have seen teachers and principals come and go. So far my favorite principal is Mr. R. Teal. I will also add that I have been teacher at the year twice in Dekalb County, 1999 at Glen Haven ES, and at Wynbrooke 2000 to 2022. Thank you!


Poll Group: 2022 Early Learning Center Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Jacqueline Ball

This year is the beginning of my 27th year as an educator. I enjoy volunteering and have worked with Girl Scouts of America, I have taught GED classes at my church, as well as working with the Dekalb Police Department helping to teach life skills to at risk youth. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I feel that my experiences in the field of education are beneficial to the council.


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Poll Group: 2022 Allgood Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Shaina Gilley

I have been working in Dekalb County Schools for 9 years. I taught first grade for 7 years and this is my 2nd year as a media specialist. As a media specialist I support every student in the building. I would love to stay updated on things that affect the students. I am also the webmaster and I post everything for the PAC website.
Tasneem Jiwani

I have been working in Allgood Elementary School for last 12 years and have been present in every event, every occasion and have been participating in them. I would like to know more about how to make improvement and love to listen to peoples experiences about how to make things better or in other words, improvise.
This is the reason I would like to join the PAC.


Poll Group: 2022 Ashford Park Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Julie O'Neil

This is my seventeenth year teaching in Dekalb County and my sixth year teaching at Ashford Park. I have come to know the needs of the staff and the school as well as have a good sense of the community. Ashford Park is an excellent neighborhood school and we are always striving to work better to meet the needs of our students and community. If elected to the PAC, I would strive to represent our school and community to be the best we can be.
Keamera Powell

I am currently the STEM Specialist at Ashford Park working on year 4 as a teacher who enjoys serving my school and community. I wish to be apart of the Principal Advisory Council to better serve my school and community by sharing and discussing possible solutions to any issues or concerns to insure Ashford Park remains Brookhaven's Finest. At APES, I currently serve as the STEM Lead for the STEM Leadership Team, a committee member of the Sunshine, Building Leadership Team, New Teachers Committee, and Digital Learning Team. I am READY to serve APES as a PAC member!
Kelly Jacobs

During my sixteen years of teaching, I have dedicated myself to building relationships with administration, colleagues, students, and parents. Opportunities to collaborate and lead committees within the school setting have helped me refine my leadership skills. Teacher leader experiences have helped me grow as a leader and reassured me that I am ready to take the next step in my professional career by obtaining my leadership certification. Serving as a PAC representative would provide invaluable experience working with the administration and community members. I look forward to working with the committee to ensure the continued success of Ashford Park.
Shirley Larsen-Joseph

My name is Shirley Larsen Joseph. I am an Exceptional Student Educator. I am passionate about investing in our future leaders. I believe our youth is our future and we must lead them to greatness. Our students learn best from our actions. It's important our actions are aligned with our value and mission. My mission is to advocate for equity for all students and help every student reach and exceed their individual goals. For this reason, I am seeking a seat in the Principal Advisory Council and I look forward to advocate for our future leaders!


Poll Group: 2022 Bethune Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Arian Williams

This is my tenth year as an educator with DeKalb County schools. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to ensure the voice and experiences of a classroom teacher is considered when the principal and other school/county leaders are making decisions that impact every level of our community and school operations.
ROSLYNN STEWART

As an educator, I have volunteered and served as a sponsor for TSA and the Robotics Club. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to help reiterate the importance of stakeholder involvement in the education community and the need to build relationships in support of our scholars' academic achievement.


Poll Group: 2022 Briar Vista Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kayla Upham

I was on the PAC last year.. I enjoyed my experience and input as a teacher
Mary Lakus

I have been a Montessori teacher at Briar Vista for the past twenty years. I have taught lower elementary (first, second and third graders). I have also participated in our leadership team. I enjoy working with parents and the community to better our school.


Poll Group: 2022 Cedar Grove Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Lakeshia Seals

I am a parent, educator, and a community member who has vested interest in the betterment of our public schools. I am interested in addressing the needs of the whole child. I am interested in ensuring that our Scholar's get the resources that they need to be successful. I am interested in ensuring that our teachers and schools have the resources that they need to produce successful citizens of this world and to be effective in the classrooms. I desire to contribute to the policies that are made to enhance the quality of learning environments for our Scholar's.
Nafeesah Muhammad-Freeman

I have been in the field of education for the 7 years now and I really enjoy my interactions with the students and their families. I have worked with students with disabilities for the last 6 school years and have garnered a lot of experience with parent engagement during the carrying out of my case management duties. Outside of school I have been a part of the outreach program at my mosque which consisted of going direct into the community to provide access and resources. My desire is to improve relations among all stakeholders in the school community. Thank you.
Sharon Rose-Barrett

My name is Sharon Rose-Barrett. Recently, I earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. Moreover, I have been an exceptional educator for the past seven years, working with students with disabilities in varied environments. As an educational leader, I sensed the dire need for enhancing effective collaboration amongst all stakeholders. A principal advisory committee is a reputable group that embraces change and allows improved collaboration amongst stakeholders. I will utilize the position as a PAC member to engage parents, students, and the school community in "intentional" outcomes for all scholars.
Stephanie Stroud-Wade

I am a veteran teacher who has served in the Cedar Grove Cluster for several years. Prior to coming to Cedar Grove Middle, I served in several teaching roles at Oak View Elementary School.

As a graduate of Cedar Grove High School and having taught in the Cedar Grove Cluster, I feel that I have the background needed to effectively serve as member of the Principal Advisory Committee (PAC) and thereby advocate for the needs of Cedar Grove Middle School and the community.


Poll Group: 2022 Chapel Hill Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Belinda Rhinehart

I have volunteered as PTA President, Co-Presidents and Secreatary, in the past. I am a advocate for all the children in my community and in my school. It would be an honor to serve our school as a PAC council member to represent a voice for our children, parents and community stakeholders.
Cherrina Ramsey

My name is Cherrina Ramsey, the Computer Literacy and Math Tools Teacher. I have been a teacher at Chapel Hill Elementary for the past 11 years. In that time frame, I served as a member of the PTA, Innovative Designers Club Sponsor, Technology Club Sponsor, and the Consolidated School Improvement Plan Committee. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to collaborate with parents, community members and other stakeholders to share ideas to increase student achievement.


Poll Group: 2022 Chapel Hill Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Andreca Owens

I am a huge proponent of the village raising our children. After thoroughly researching the PAC, I feel that this is one way that I can help foster the cohesiveness needed to support our scholars at high levels. Working as a liaison between the community and the school will ensure we are all "speaking the same language".
This is my 17th year in education. I have taught everything from special education to gifted/AP. I have served as cheerleading coach in 2 districts, as a team lead in 2 districts, department chair and a host of other positions.
Sonya Young

Serves as an Interrelated Teacher in the Exceptional Education Department at Chapel Hill Middle School. My journey with the Dekalb County School District started as a substitute teacher followed by an instructional paraprofessional. I graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Public Relations, I am a member of the CAUAA-Dekalb Chapter and serves as Chair of Education; member of NCNW Dekalb Section and serves as Chair of Economic, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship committee. Serves of the CHMS PTSA as Recording Secretary and Advisor of the National Junior Honor Society for 2022-2023 academic school year.


Poll Group: 2022 DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Lori Hale-Singleton

As an educator of 25+ years and serving in various educational capacities such as teacher, coordinator, and administrator, I would like to serve on the PAC to learn more about the community perspective and to provide what guidance I am able to give from my perspective. Thank you for extending this opportunity.
Mattie Varner

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My name is Mattie Varner. I am a goal-oriented leader and the parent of a 5th grader at DESA. Serving on the Principal Advisory Council is important to me, for it provides an opportunity to directly influence parent engagement, student achievement practices, and identify ways to move forward with DESA’s school improvement plan. I served on the council during 2018/2019, and I would love to serve again. As a member of the committee, I will use my experience and strategic thinking to help integrate collaboration between home, school, and our stakeholders in the community.
Whitney Brown

This is my 10th year of teaching and I am working on my leadership certification through the University of West Georgia. I am looking to expand my experience and exposure to leadership practices to develop my leadership style and expand my knowledge base for future leadership opportunities in education.


Poll Group: 2022 Druid Hills High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Susan Brown

I have found my home at DHHS and am committed to its success. As someone who practiced law and worked in state government before becoming a teacher, I have outside experience in addition to my eleven years of teaching. I have worked in three other schools and experienced a variety of school cultures, schedules and leadership. My volunteer experience includes working extensively at my church for over 20 years, serving as an election worker, and working with my children's preschool. I want to help support my principal and the school as we continue to grow and improve.


Poll Group: 2022 Dunwoody Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Kendall Galvan

As an educator at DES for 5 years, I am passionate about the continued improvement of our school for students, teachers, and the community. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that our school, community, and staff are able to understand each other’s perspectives and work together to make DES the best school it can be. I have volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach, the Black History Month coordinator, the K-2 ELA district liaison, and more. I hope to serve as your teacher representative!
Lisa Gurin

I have been working as the teacher Librarian at DES for going on 12 years and my role provides me the opportunity to get to know all the students, staff and have a big picture of the needs of our school community. I too grew up going to Vanderlyn, Peachtree and then DHS, so I am truly a part of this community and feel that I have a persepctive of where it has come from and the growth it is growing towards. My well rounded views would make me an asset to the DES PAC.
Sydney Cohn

This is my 13th year teaching. I am passionate about what I do and get excited when I see students being creative and use their knowledge in positive ways. I try to provide unique experiences for my students. In order to do that, it helps to form a bridge with parents and administration so that communication may be open for us to understand one another. I hope to further develop that by serving on this advisory council.


Poll Group: 2022 E.L. Bouie Theme Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Gina Sullivan

I have been an educator for 33 years and truly enjoy my job. I have taught grades 1at through 6th. I have volunteered at my son’s school, reading to students and serving as room parent. I not only work within the school but volunteer at my church. I wish to serve on the PAC to bring a new perspective and also be in the know of things to come.


Poll Group: 2022 Flat Rock Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Karine Chang

I have taught elementary, middle and college students over the years. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council ,so that I can bridge the gap and create greater success in schools..

I volunteered with various organizations including Hands on Atlanta, where I worked with parents, businesses and coomunity members, to bring about change that impacted students and families. One years, I organized a garden club in my school which included parents and members of the business community. Parent volunteers worked to cut down trees and overgrown brush, and helped create a beautiful garden that students maintained.
Terry Myrick

I started teaching in Montgomery, Alabama in 1996. I moved to Georgia in 2003 and I have been teaching fifth grade since I have been here. It would be my pleasure to serve on the PAC because I love my school, students, and the community that we serve.


Poll Group: 2022 Flat Shoals Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Dyzala Foster

I am a year two teacher with DCSD. I am an active community member. When I am not working, I serve students in the South Atlanta area who need support with their studies. I wish to serve on the PAC at FSES to extend a supportive hand.
Yvette Mckiever

I have been a music teacher for over 20 years and Have taught in the Dekalb County School District for thirteen years. For a year and half I served my community as a contact tracer during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic. In any work place it is important that everyone feel that their voice is heard. The leadership at Flat Shoals does a fantastic job at doing just that and I would like to be apart of it.


Poll Group: 2022 Lithonia High Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Alfonzo Dixon

Good Afternoon,

My name is Mr. Dixon and I am an English Teacher at Lithonia High school and this is my first official year of teaching but I have been a Bulldog for six years. During my time I have been instrumental in helping the halls of Lithonia be the best it could be. I try to serve in any capacity that I can. I sponsor and run the LHS male mentoring organization called Men of Distinction and help co-sponsor homecoming, prom, Junior class, senior class and etc. I would love to serve on the council because I LOVE DEKALB.


Poll Group: 2022 Lithonia Middle Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Timberlan Bridges

I am a product of the Dekalb County School System and I know what it can do when everyone has the same goal, which is educating the kids. I have volunteered over 100 hours through my church offering tutoring services. I wish to serve this committee because I believe that I can help with getting parents involved more. I also think that having a younger person on the council can bring new-insight and fresh ideas.
Tina Tyler

I am currently a math teacher at Lithonia Middle School, and have worked in education for 8 years. Prior to entering a career in teaching, I worked as an Infectious Disease Researcher/Community Health Educator abroad. In addition to teaching, I serve as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout volunteer, work with the AFB initiatives servicing South DeKalb, and in various capacities to support youth and families in the Lithonia area. I am committed to my community and have a deep belief in the power of its culture and sense of community to evolve into the best school possible.


Poll Group: 2022 Pleasantdale Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Angela Gomez-Hidalgo

I am a teacher originally from Venezuela, where I earned my bachelors degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. There, I had the opportunity to work in both the public and private system in all grades. That experience made me realize that I love and feel at home in the lower elementary level. I have worked as a volunteer with Hosea Williams during the Thanksgiving meal preparation for the homeless, a very rewarding experience.
I would love to serve in PAC to bridge the gap between staff stakeholders and community stakeholders, and serve my school.
Laura Drukman

I have over 30 years teaching experience in numerous settings. I served as past PTO liaison and am a TSS mentor. Based on experience and background I believe that I can provide valuable insight. I am an excellent TEAM player. I want to help our students and school be the best they can possibly be.


Poll Group: 2022 Smoke Rise Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
Jasmine Allen

I have an extensive background that would qualify me to serve on the Principal Advisory Council. I have over 10 years of service through the Gwinnett Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Through this service organization I have helped organize and led service projects that include breast cancer awareness, HBCU adopt a road to keep our communities clean, and positive mentorships for girls in middle and high school. I believe that my volunteer expertise would be an asset to the Principal Advisory Council for my school


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mill Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
ANDRE CARTER

I have served on the PAC in the past as we have discussed and implemented school wide changes that favors all stakeholders.
Kimberly Hunter

I have been an educator for 27 years. My strengths lie in the areas of communication and fundraising. By joining this council I would be able to assist our community with location and acquiring needed resources for our students to become competitive in the fields of STEM.
Sylvia Watkins

I have been a public school educator for 25 years. This has allowed me to serve in multiple roles. I have been on the "Leadership Team" in serveral schools which caused me to foster relationships with bulding administrators. From this I have learned the principles needed in order to be an effective leader.
Tia Hurley

I have been a proud member of the DeKalb County School System since 2001. I volunteer regularly in my community, church, and school. I would be honored to serve on the PAC for Stone Mill Elementary because I believe in the vision that my administrators have for the students, parents, staff, and all stakeholders. I would like to help foster the dreams and expectations that have been manifested for the future of our school, and especially for the future of our students.


Poll Group: 2022 Stoneview Elementary Teacher Representative Election

Poll: Teacher Representative
bianca wimberly

Dedicated, determined, and dependable are words I would use to describe myself. I an going into my 10th year of education where I have served as grade chair, sunshine committee chair, and Science school leader. Outside of school I have voulunteered with habitat for humanity, children's health care of atlanta, and tutor for children in my community. I wish to serve on the council because I believe in my school and the things we are working on. I want to be a direct connection for classroom teachers, I want to see my school move and exceed all expectations.
Derek Johnson

I am a special education teacher who have been in education for over 7 years in different roles. Working in education and as a probation officer afforded me the opportunity to work with both parents and scholars in the community. I am also a mentor, coach, and volunteer feeding the hungry.
Valencia Evans

I voulnteer time to organizations that advocate for children. I served two years as a Girl Scout Leader in a local troop. I served as an area Cookie Representative for a collection of troops. I served as President of PTA at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts for 4 years. I served as Parlimentarian for 2 years, and Vice President before I was elected to the office of President.
I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to hear the concerns of parents, share those concerns with fellow teachers, and then craft a solution as how to move forward.