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Candidate Data Appearing in the Ballot

2022 Parent Ballots
   Parents-2
      2022 Allgood Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Arabia Mountain High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Avondale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Bethune Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Bob Mathis Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Briarlake Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Brockett Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Browns Mill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Canby Lane Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Cary Reynolds Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Cedar Grove Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Cedar Grove High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Cedar Grove Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Chamblee High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Champion Theme Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Chapel Hill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Chapel Hill Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Chesnut Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Clarkston High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Columbia Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Columbia High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Columbia Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Coralwood Center Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Cross Keys High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 DeKalb Early College Academy Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 DeKalb School of the Arts High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Doraville United Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Druid Hills High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Druid Hills Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Dunaire Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Dunwoody High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 E.L. Bouie Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 E.L. Miller Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Evansdale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Fairington Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Flat Rock Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Freedom Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Hawthorne Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Henderson Mill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Henderson Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Hightower Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Huntley Hills Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Idlewood Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Indian Creek Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Jolly Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Kingsley Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Kittredge Magnet School Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Laurel Ridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Lithonia High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Lithonia Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Martin Luther King Jr. High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 McLendon Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 McNair DLA Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 McNair High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 McNair Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Midvale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Miller Grove High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Miller Grove Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Montclair Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Murphey Candler Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Narvie J. Harris Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Oak Grove Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Oakcliff Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Obama Magnet Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Panola Way Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Peachtree Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Pine Ridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Princeton Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Rainbow Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Redan High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Redan Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Rock Chapel Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Rowland Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Salem Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Sequoyah Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Shadow Rock Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Smoke Rise Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Snapfinger Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Southwest DeKalb High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stephenson High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stephenson Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mountain Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mountain High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mountain Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stoneview Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Toney Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Towers High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Tucker High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Tucker Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Wadsworth Magnet School Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Woodridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Woodward Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Wynbrooke Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Austin Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Briar Vista Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Dresden Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Dunwoody Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Early Learning Center Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Hambrick Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Kelley Lake Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Lakeside High Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Livsey Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Oak View Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Peachcrest Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Pleasantdale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Redan Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Robert Shaw Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Rockbridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Sagamore Hills Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Vanderlyn Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Ashford Park Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Chamblee Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Fernbank Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Flat Shoals Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Marbut Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Montgomery Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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      2022 Stone Mill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election
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Poll Group: 2022 Parent Ballots

Poll Group: Parents-2

Poll Group: 2022 Allgood Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Brittany Ramirez

I recently moved to Georgia with my family. I have a background in cultural and religious studies but a lot of experience in early childhood education and development having worked both in the classroom and in administration in schools and child development centers. I have a passion for supporting and encouraging teachers and also a passion for learning together with other parents on this journey of supporting our children as they grow and develop into the next generation that will lead our communities.
Jenell Calloway

I have a background in hospitality and am the general manager for a large hotel management company.
Joseph Mtei Kee

I am the parent of two Allgood Elementary School students.
Nasir Farah

My name is Nasir Farah. Three (3) of my children attend Allgood ES. I am Sr electrical engineer with 17 years engineering and project management experience. Since i have not volunteered in the past, I believe it is time to contribute and be part of a better Dekalb! We want to make sure our schools and students are performing, competent and safe.. Safety for our students are the main focus for me and for many parents. Hope i can contribute my volunteering time as i fit.
Thanks
Nasir
Tameka Jackson

I am a single mother of one that now has 8+ years of personal experience on managing my family and household. I am eager to use positive reinforcement to teach techniques to encourage student behavior and development, and use my creativity and experience to engage with parents and students. I volunteer with the school and community every chance I get, and I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to apply my skills here.
Nejat Seid

I have a background in nursing and community services. In addition I served as PAC member for the last two years. My primary reason for running for PAC member is that I would like to make a difference in our kids life who face many challenges including poor resources, mentorship, and social inequality. It is my believe that any child has a capacity to achieve their goal if provided with the right instrument.


Poll Group: 2022 Arabia Mountain High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Amran Abdi

I was the vp for DECA and the PAC for champion theme school I am an active member of the community. My kids dekalb county schools since 2002.
Derrick Wilson

I am currently the President and C.E.O. of the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce. I have well over 1,000 volunteer hours as I believe in being a servant leader within the community. I would love to be apart of PAC to be able to lend my experience and expertise to the school that is helping to shape my son for the future.
Ebony Dozier

I have advocated on the behalf of the students and the community through several community organizations. Past experience: State board PTA member for 2years, Clayton County PTA/PTSA Board, PTA President for Lakeridge Elementary for 4years, Heart to Nourish Hope Board member for 2yrs. Currently Actively apart of: AMHS VBALL booster club and The National Coalition of 100 Black Women -MAC 4years. With my current & past experience, fresh pair of eyes I would be a great addition to the team at AMHS.
Jamilya Briggs

Since a young child, I have been trusted with making major decisions. Since 2007, I have served as team mom and class parent for various activities and organizations each child was involved in. I was also on Columbia Middle School's PAC 2019-2020 and on the panel that interviewed the principal for Dunaire Elementary in 2018. I enjoy bridging students teachers and citizens together. My personality allows me to interact with people of all levels and backgrounds. Helping in a variety of ways is fulfilling for me.
Jasmine Harris

I'm from Atlanta and was raised in Decatur. I graduated from GA State University with a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism and from Clarion University of PA with a MS in Public Relations. I love what AMHS does for the kids in our community and want to assist Ms. Mason in any way that I can. I believe in her leadership and I believe in the students. I spoke to Ms Mack's financial literacy class last year. I host educational seminars for all things real estate at a local non-profit. I also volunteer with the St. Philips AME girl scout troop.
Kaylane Davis

I'd like to serve on the advisory council as a way to help serve the youth of the community.
Shanda Hickey

Contracts Paralegal for past 20 years; member of IZS Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; previous volunteer for Warnock campaign 2022. St. Jude fundraiser. I wish to serve to be more involved with the school initiatives and goals.
Sheena Johnson

I am incredibly hands-on and vested in my children's educational journey, not only my children but all children who will be affected by the decisions implemented. I have served as a Vice President for the student body counsel at my girl's school. In addition, I volunteer at all events for my three daughters; school, sports, and church.
Tinisha Cade

I served on the Principal Advisory Council for Peachcrest Elementary and Bethune Middle! I am seeking to continue supporting throughout my daughter high school years :)
Valencia Finch

I am a DeKalb county school system graduate. I have been a parent volunteer at all levels of my son's education. I wish to serve on the PAC to be able to provide support to not only my Arabia Mountain High School Family but other schools in the county. I feel that with more parental involvement students will reach their highest potential. I consider myself a stand-in parent for those who are not available to be at the school as much as they would like to and for those youth whose parents are no longer with them.


Poll Group: 2022 Avondale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Allison Ford

I believe a school gets better with more parent involvement and I'm excited to grow our relationship with AES. As the daughter of an elementary school teacher (my mom taught for 31 years) I am most excited to help with Teacher Appreciation and filling any needs the teachers may have. My career has always been in an administrative capacity in high stress environments so I'm organized, thoughtful and a great juggler of many tasks! I'm excited to work beside the Foundation as well - my past volunteer experience was primarily fundraising (including chairing an 800+ person gala in Chicago.)
Cedric Matheny

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I am believer that active and involved parents create a better school experience for children. A community focused Advisory Council would benefit from a diversity of members that reflect the community. My profession is commercial real estate. I am the Principal & Vice President at T. Dallas Smith & Company. My volunteer/civic activities include; the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Advisory Board, Georgia Real Estate Commission, Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance, and Next Generation Men and Women. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve.
Charlotte Johnson

I’d love to serve on the Avondale PAC to help provide representation for all students who attend the school -those who are both Typical and NeuroDiverse. I believe that my background in project management, engagement and communications will help make a difference for the school and our students and families. I have three kids and this is our second year attending Avondale. I want to make a difference in our community.
Diedrell Blandenburg

I have been a pillar in my community for 13 years since relocating here from Daytona Beach, FL…. I’m all about the advancement of my people including everyone and I am all about bringing everyone together in harmony and making sure that our children are educated in a safe environment!!
JESSICA WARNER

As a native of Georgia and the Dekalb County Schools system, I’m honored to have lived and look forward to better serving my community. My son is attending Avondale as a 3rd grader and as a Parent, I share the sentiments of most which is ensuring all children have adequate support, resources and advocates who genuinely wants what’s best for them. My professional career has been in State and Gov’t Banking where I represent other school boards, counties and municipalities for the state of Georgia. I’m excited to assist my Avondale family in any way necessary. Thank you.
Jimmie Simmons

I am looking forward to bringing innovative ideas to work as a liaison between students/parents and school needs. I have previously worked with youth at church.
Melody Carey

I am a former student of Avondale Elementary and now my child currently attends the same school. I am a very dedicated mother and elementary school teacher. I love teaching and advocating for children of all ages. I love volunteering at my child's school and within my community. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council so that I can continue to advocate for children and have a voice in what is happening at my child's school.
Robin Candy

As a former teacher, long time resident of Dekalb County, and current parent of two Avondale Elementary students, I am invested in the success of our public school. I want to work together to engage our community of parents to become involved in our school. As a former public school teacher, I have seen what a difference it makes when parents and the larger community are involved and invested in our school. I want to work with others to help our students achieve success and see our school continue to be great.


Poll Group: 2022 Bethune Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ashlee Robinson

I want to be involved in my daughters school and speak on way I feel we can come together to make the results for education better and make learning easier and fun
Brandii Ivey

I am a mother of five. I would love the opportunity to be involved I my child’s education. I am a current student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. When elected I will dedicate time and passion into my position.
Micah Brown

I have 16 year of military service with both Army and Airforce. A graduate and band member of Towers High School. Looking to invest my time into both my child's Education and development, and offer any assistance that I can give to the Towers High Marching Band and the Program.
Shervonne Henderson

I have served on the PAC for the past 2 years. This is my son's last year at the school and would like to continue rendering my services if permitted.


Poll Group: 2022 Bob Mathis Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Brandy Jackson

I have served as a volunteer in each of my children’s schools throughout their educational careers. Parental involvement is paramount to the success of our community schools and I’d love to be a part of making it better, bridging the gaps as well as bringing the leadership’s visions and missions to fruition.
Corey Ross

I’ve been volunteering my expertise and time coaching baseball and football in Dekalb county for the past 10 years. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Counsel to learn more about the ins and outs and the up hill battles we have to face educating our kids. I want to listen to help in any way I can.
Crystal Holmes

I think the special needs education can be more structured.
James Holloway

have been an educator for the last 16 years and am very familiar with the demographics of the Dekalb County School District. I currently work in the capacity of Assistant Principal. During this journey I have served in a multitude of different capacities ranging from Instructional Support Specialist, 504 Coordinator, AdvancED Chair, data chair, testing coordinator, athletic liaison, and head football/track coach. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to assist in maintaining a school-wide perspective on issues, to help encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders, and ultimately to act as a thought partner to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations.
Naquan Powell

I want to help.
Nia Imani

I served as a PTA President for 2 years. I operate a nonprofit organization to encourage young girls continue their education, become aware of pert pressure for sex and drugs and build self-esteem to say no to drugs to prevent teenage pregnancies. I’m a pastor for a local ministry. We do outreach with clothing and feeding the less fortunate. I have a BA in Business Administration and I am an Accounting Entrepreneur with years of experience in taxes. Family oriented. And very concerned about the future well-being of our children.
Omoni Williams

Volunteering is the corp of my being. We moved to the area last year and have been getting settled. At our previous military base I volunteered with the base spouses club, was a Girl Scout troop leader and on The PTO and or the PTA at my children’s schools. I volunteered with the USO through the year as well. I volunteered with vacation Bible school at our church and as a community coordinator in our neighborhood to create events for the the families to connect and bond. I’d love to be involved in my kids school in a bigger way.
Tia Woods-Taylor

I’m 32 from Saint Louis, MO. Moved to Atlanta, Ga. with my family 5 years ago. I’ve always wanted to teach. I grew up teaching my younger siblings everything I knew and more. It would be an honor to be a part of helping students and the school staff make positive changes. Thank you.


Poll Group: 2022 Briarlake Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
AnnElise Schmidt

I have two young daughters. I grew up in the area attending Oak Grove and Lakeside. I graduated with honors from UGA. I work in media sales and am currently employed by Meta. Part of my role at Meta is volunteering to help drive community impact, for example offering assistance to small business owners and non-profits. I wish to serve on PAC to build a culture at Briarlake that is highly regarded by students, parents and the community. I have a vested interest in seeing the school thrive and have a skill set that would be valuable to the team.
Caroline Collins

As a primary care physician in the community, I hope to serve on the council and use my expertise in child and family development to benefit the school. I am a fierce advocate for our students and teachers and have had the privilege of serving on the counsil in the past. Advocating for the return of our STEM special and continuing to create unique and diverse programs will be a focus in the upcoming year.
Eric Nathan

My kids have been in BLES for the last 7 years. I have served on the PTA board for the last 2 years and am looking for a new way to help the school. Having taught high school for 12 years, I can provide a valuable perspective in this role.
Gulelat Shiferaw

Serving the my community at church. I Always interested in helping people and contribute an impact to my next generation.
Joseph Palmer

This is my eighth school year as a Briarlake parent. You elected me to finish a term on the PAC last year. In that year, I've learned how important the PAC is to the school and how it can have a positive impact, including helping get the new exit ramp installed near the playground, having the playground made more inclusive for all of our students over the next few months, and importantly, helping the district narrow the candidates for our next principal. I would be honored, if reelected, to have a chance to continue the work we have started.
Merry Luong

Education was incredibly important to my father who was a math professor in Vietnam and my mother who was an elementary school teacher in Vietnam. I have a M.A. in English and a J.D. I am barred in two jurisdictions. Due to moving here and pandemic, I have not had as many opportunities to volunteer and I am eager to get involved with my daughter's school. Often parents make assumptions about how the school and the community should interact, but I want to be front row listening and advocating for viewpoints that may not have been considered yet.


Poll Group: 2022 Brockett Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Abebech Legesse

I am the mother of a Brockett Elementary School student.
Virginia Warren

I am a people's person and I enjoy working and helping people out. I've done volunteered a lot in the past, as well.
Wyatt Oates

I am a Record Producer and Mixer, and have been teaching nationally accredited college courses since 2010. I love educational process and teaching in general, and hope to be doing it in some capacity my whole life. I would like to serve on the PAC because I am passionate about my children's, and other children of the community's futures and their educations, and also about the future of our local school and the community in general. I appreciate you, and hope you have a great day!


Poll Group: 2022 Browns Mill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Aziz Lalani

I am a dedicated father, who loves children and always keeps them motivated where ever I see them my kids go to browns mill elementary and I am a proficient in everything they do and will help any child in need of guidance, motivation to succeed in what ever they want to do thank you.
Danny Carr

I don't have any experience, but it's something I'm willing to learn. I'm a fast learner, and I'm a single father that's dedicated to doing whatever I can to make sure my daughter have a successful school year and whatever I can do to help I'm willing to do it.
Kijarra Oliver

I was educated in the Dekalb School System and continuing my education at Savannah State University.I have served as a youth coach and mentor for over 20 years in Dekalb County Parks and Recreation. Working with the Principal Advisory Council with will allow me to continue working in my community and the leadership at BMES , while ensuring we are moving toward common goals. I alone can not change the world, but I can cast stone across the waters that can make ripples in my community. I want to ensure my children know the importance of community service.
Michelle Lennard Jones

I am the daughter of a school teacher who knows the importance of education. I have a Master's degree in Food and Nutritional Science. I'm available and willing to help serve the school, principal and teachers in any way I can. It's also important to have a great relationship between the parents and administration because when we all work together towards a common goal, we can help our children succeed. I know the saying is true that it takes a village to raise a child and I want to be a part of that village.


Poll Group: 2022 Canby Lane Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Antoinette Jones

I wish to serve on the Parent Advisory Council and help to continue to build great systems for our children. My background includes volunteer work for different programs with youth. Im currently study to be an advocate for children in foster care, by being a liaison between children and the social workers to make sure that their needs are being met. I’m a prior Dekalb county school bus driver and had excellent success with children riders and their parents from elementary to high school. I’ve always enjoyed being around children as I have 3 of my own.
Bianca Bowe

I have a background in health and wellness coaching; I provide families with nutrition education NOT just what is promoted by the government. I have worked with youth for 15+ years and I will bring the insight of a young parent that cares about the nutrition of our children and recognizes how nutrition affects every aspect of our lives and the younger we get it together, the better.
La’Tasha Godfrey

We are new to the district and would love to be involved!
Quillian Jackson

I have a background serving on the local school council in the APS district which is similar in nature. I work daily with various non profits to better communities nationwide. I have two daughters attending and I would love to be as involved as possible in making sure they and their schoolmates have the best learning environment possible.
Shaquandra Harris

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Poll Group: 2022 Cary Reynolds Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Jacqueline Mishelle Chan Perez

I want to help the principal and be more involved in the school's activities. I've known Ms. Leupold for several years and feel I can support the school to be an even better place for teaching and learning. I want to support my community, too.
Laura Salgado

I would like to help the principal in any way I can, and this is a good way to help. I will give my all to make it a good school year.


Poll Group: 2022 Cedar Grove Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alexandria Byrd

I am an attorney, U.S. Air Force veteran, and, above all, proud mother of a brilliant Cedar Grove University student who has a current diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a product of public-school systems, I understand the historical challenges that public schools encounter, to include limited resources (human and material) and crowded classrooms. I also learned that the bridge between problem(s) and resolution(s) is often burned due to ineffective communication. As a PAC member, I would motivate students to utilize their resources to excel academically and facilitate and encourage effective communication and positive outcomes between caregivers and teachers.
Erica Allen

Greetings! My name is Erica Allen and I would love to have the opportunity to serve on the Principal Advisory Council for Cedar Grove Elementary. Our daughter is a 4th grader and we thoroughly enjoy being actively engaged and involved with the students and staff. My background is in Healthcare Administration, minoring in Child & Family Development. Currently, I work in Healthcare Operations and Compliance to aid in safe and effective execution of policies and procedures. If given the opportunity, I am hopeful my experience will help me to partner with parents and staff to better serve our wonderful students.
Janet Henry

I have a background in healthcare but I am interested in becoming more active within the school system and seeing as how I have children in school. I have volunteered previously and saw that I could help and help was appreciated.
LaMoniqca Dennis

I want to be involved within my daughters school since she will be there for the next few years. I am interested in helping my community as much as I can. My experience with children has always been positive and I always find a way to connect with them on their level. I keep an open mind and love adding new ideas to the mix. I volunteer at my son's high school (Cedar Grove) when needed and I just want to give that same attention to my daughter's school.
Letrin Mattear

I am a single mother to three beautiful children and a highly-skilled Customer Service Professional with a cross-functional background in operations and training. I am also a youth leader at Elevation Church leading a middle school girls' Bible study. I get to serve and make an impact in the lives of others in such a meaningful way.

In today's digital society, real-life interaction and communication are crucial necessities. Our kids spend the majority of their lives in school and we need to make that time more than just an educational one, but an experience that impacts their lives.


Poll Group: 2022 Cedar Grove High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Aqueelah Sabir

As a former journalist and project manager, I have organized, developed, and implemented several programs and projects related to the media and image of both CNN and the Georgia Technical Institute Professional Education programs. In addition, as an entrepreneur, I have had the opportunity to apply these skills in my community. One recent example is leading a petition and approval for the Traffic Calming Program, adding speed tables on my street, and installing street lights to make my community safer.
CHARRHONDA FINLEY

I am a parent who volunteers often (pre covid) at the schools my children attend. As a member and as a representative of a large business in the community, I'd like to see how we can partner with school programs to help serve the young men and women at Cedar Grove.
Leon Brooker

I'm a retired military veteran and a retired Postal Service worker. I have an undergraduate degree in information technology with an emphasis on networking and database management (which I have never used). Even though I grew up in a small South Carolina farm community on my grandfather's farm, my parents always placed an emphasis on education. They made sure that their 12 children did as well an even though we didn't have a lot they made sure that we had every educational resource and opportunity they could provide. Thank for this opportunity to continue their dreams.
Marcus Lackey

I am a worthy candidate for the position.
Merenica Banks

I possess extensive government and private industry experience in maintaining Site Facilities Services, Material/Procurement, Property Management, and Start Up Logistical Operations. Accomplished Contracts Professional possessing over 17 years’ experience; highly skilled in contract negotiation, market research procurement strategy and cost analysis. I am an honored veteran serving over 9 ½ years in the US Army, and current Federal employee, My parents run a non-profit Pantry in Jackson GA in which I volunteer twice a month. 3 years experience volunteer coach for the Recreation Dept. an YMCA. I work well with children and their parents.
Nina Davis

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QUINETTA SLAUGHTER

I would be a excellent candidate for principal advisory because I have served the community for over 10 years by volunteer work. I have donated monetarily and my time helping the less fortunate, I would love to stand in the gap between the parents and the school. As an parents I believe it's important to be involved in the community and the school. Allow me as a principal advisory council member to be that voice.


Poll Group: 2022 Cedar Grove Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
IYONNA MARTIN

I am an active parent and takes pleasure in volunteering to help improve our community.
Keanna Ballen

I am a parent of four children and I have children that attend elementary, middle, and highschool. I worked in a field of education for over 12 years. As of now I am a homemaker staying home with my youngest child. Before I became a teacher I did volunteer work at various schools in Albany, GA. I have also volunteered with my church in the clothing ministry and children's ministry. I would like to be on the PAC to help bring together all stakeholders, so we may collectively work and acquire what is best for the students.
La’Teecia Williams-Knox

As a former student of CGMS, & now a parent, I feel that being on the PAC would help bring awareness to the principle of the lack of activities the school has to offer the students. If more activities & academic help were available the violence would be controlled. When I was a student, the school had so many programs that were interesting to the students. I remember going into CGMS green house doing experiments. We found microscopic animal in the river that was in front of the school. We took educational field trips to the Chattahoochee River.
Letrin Mattear

I am a single mother to three beautiful children and a highly-skilled Customer Service Professional with a cross-functional background in operations and training. I am also a youth leader at Elevation Church leading a middle school girls' Bible study. I get to serve and make an impact in the lives of others in such a meaningful way. In today's digital society, real-life interaction and communication are crucial necessities. Our kids spend the majority of their lives in school and we need to make that time more than just an educational one, but an experience that impacts their lives.
Mechan Broughton

I am an early childhood educator. I have been working with children 6 weeks through age 5, for over 25 years. I love working with children. I volunteered for Foster Parents of Dekalb County for a year. I want to stay apart of PAC so that I may be in the know of what’s happening in and with my child’s school. I want to be an added voice.
Melissa Davis

My background consist of: I was a Compliance Officer for 12 year with AIG, I then went to become a contractor for 10 years with FED-EX Ground. I have volunteered at The Marist School helping with the needs of the Varsity Girls Basketball team. I want to be a part of the Cedar Grove School Community to give our children the best of everything that life has to offer. I also want to be the positive re-enforcement that the Principal needs and support our childrens school so that we become a standout in the community in the most positive way
Pedra Stokes

I am Ms. Stokes the proud Mother of Kenneth and Keaton Stokes. I previously served on the board when they were at Narvie J. Harris TTS. I am currently waiting to complete the process of being a volunteer with Dekalb in order to be active and supportive at their current school, Cedar Grove MS. I am also active in the community. I am currently the Chairperson for Dekalb Code Advisory Council. I am working to be a positive support to the Dekalb Code Enforcement department. I also work with other community organizations as needed.


Poll Group: 2022 Chamblee High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alvin Chavis

I am currently a Senior Manager of Finance at the Screen Actors Guild American Federation Television Radio Artist for the past 32 years. My volunteer experience has been in the capacity of a Union Stop Steward for 25 years for the Office of Professionals Employees International Union and four years as an Executive Broad member. I like volunteering to bring together people, employees, and community members to create a better understanding and respect for humanity.
Caroline Diaz

I hold a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. I have been in the field of education (private schools) in a leadership position for over 20 years. I have just recently retired to focus on my boys. However, I still want to be able to utilize my skill to serve as a credible and dependable resource person for Chamblee High's Principal Advisory Council.
Conni Todd

I am Co-principal of Clearwater Consulting, a leadership development firm in Brookhaven. I have served on the Social Justice Race Equity Commission for the City of Brookhaven and am a trustee for the Sub-Saharan Education Project, an ATL based non profit for education and empowerment for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. I believe in community involvement as a means to better our quality of life where we live. I am ready to serve the community in which I live and wish to model a giving heart for my daughter.
Dawn Sizemore

I am a proud educator of 17 years and I am very passionate about teaching and learning and ensuring that all students have access to a learning environment that supports their growth and development. I believe in the value of collaboration and community involvement in achieving a school culture that is representative of all students and meets the unique needs of every child. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I enjoy serving and extending my expertise in education to support teachers, school leaders, and students.
Katrienne Feaster

My passions include problem solving and working with others to do so. From my engineering degree to a supply chain consultant career to now a stay-at-home mom serving in many PTA officer roles, this has been a constant. I most recently have served on the CHS PAC for a 1-year term and wish to continue serving CHS in this capacity. My agenda is to understand the issues from all angles (parent, teacher, county, and community) and offer direction that creates a learning environment that is respectful, challenging, and successful at serving our community and particularly our children.
Katrina Jackson

I am a DeKalb County Police Detective and my oldest daughter graduated Chamblee High as a Salutatorian. I believe that I can assist in helping bring our community together with a better understanding of what’s expected from the students, school staff, and, parents. I would also feel like I can learn more from the current school culture and while providing insight for other parents from my prospective.
Leslie Oliver

I'm a former president, secretary, parliamentarian of Cary Reynolds PTA. I've also served on the Oakcliff elementary PTA in various capacities. I have served on elementary PACS as well as on The Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools.
Mark Greenhalgh

I am a parent of three: one son having graduated through DCSD, two others still being within the system. One at CCCHS and another at CMS. As such I have a vested interest in ensuring education is successful for all parties involved. I have previously served on several charity committees, school, and HOA boards. My business background has led to me being a strategic communicator with proven skills in managing relationships, leading internal teams, and partners to achieve high performing platforms.
Matthew Podowitz

I am the father of Chamblee High School rising 10th grade student Max Podowitz. I have had the pleasure of serving on Principals Advisory Councils at Chesnut and Kittredge Elementary Schools and Chamblee Middle School. In those roles I was able to apply a combination of business experience and experience consulting to independent schools and school districts regarding student-centric learning, classroom management, and governance. I welcome the opportunity to do the same for Chamblee High School to provide an objective viewpoint and beneficial lens through which to view the school's challenges and opportunities now and in the future. Thank you.
Veny Aleksandrova

I am the parent of two freshmen at Chamblee High School. I am a financial professional. I have been volunteering at my kids' schools for years. I have been the Treasurer of The Museum school of Avondale for 3 years and I still serve at the Advisory Board. I do believe that cooperation between parents/ teachers/ leaders of the school is crucial. I am applying for the Principal Advisory Council because I am willing to be part of this cooperation process and help in any way I can.


Poll Group: 2022 Champion Theme Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Antoinette Brown

My professional background is banking. I am currently a Treasury Consultant with Truist Bank. I resigned as Vice President on the Board of Directors for SafeHouse Outreach in December 2021. SafeHouse is an organization that helps put the less fortunate on a path of self-sufficiency. I served as the Recording Secretary at Narvie J Harris Elementary during the 2021-2022 school year. I believe our kids are our future and I want to be a part of the village that helps bridge the gap between the community and school leadership.
Dequanna Hasan

I am a proud parent of a 6th grade scholar at CTMS and senior at Howard University. I currently work as an Advocacy Coordinator with DeKalb County CASA in which I advocate for children that are under the protection of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. I have 7.5 years experience working with families & children of different backgrounds in this capacity. I also volunteer & serve on the leadership team of the InStep Ministry with my church. I would like to serve on the P.A.C. as it will lend me the opportunity to continue serving within my community.
LaTasha Rice

I am LaTasha Rice and would feel privileged to serve on the PAC. I have served on PAC for 2019-2020. I have a passion for children. I have been an active Girl Scouts Troop leader. I am a Certified Life Coach who has facilitated life skills classes for kids and am an avid volunteer for programs that support development and engagement for youths.

The best way to impact change is to participate in the process. I have been able to collaborate, communicate and support projects and teams to success and will support initiatives that set children up for life success.
LaToya Vinson

I have been a tutor & mentor for youth for over 15 years. I served as a child advocate at the Nelson Treatment Center in Texas. I also have and Bachelors and graduate degrees in Psychology and Educational Leadership. I have or experience working within leadership in various capacities and students of all ages. I am an advocate for change when it comes the physical, mental, emotional, and educational support of our students. Therefore, I would love to become an integral part of the PAC team!!!
Maisha Mccoy

I would like to volunteer on the principles advisory council because I want to be a part of my students scholastic activities. I have volunteered with their school since pre-K through elementary school I want to help in anyway I can to help our students achieve greatness.
Ramondo Davidson

I am a very active enthusiastic parent that cares about all of the policies and procedures that affect the children in our school district and I want to have a voice in the decisions that affect our school district and our kids. I want to continue to move our district forward an give our young people the best opportunity for success
RaShanna Ratliff

I am an involved parent of 2 children, 9th and 6th graders. With the current climate of schools today, it is especially important for administration, teachers, parents and the community to be in open communication with one another to ensure our schools are functioning at their highest quality, to give our scholars the best opportunities possible. I want the very best for my children and their success and would be honored to be apart of a council that would embody this.
Stephanie Miles-Richardson

My experience spans 20+ years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service, Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Education at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). Additionally, I serve as Associate Dean of Graduate Education in Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health Program. My volunteer experience includes serving as site visitor and President of the national academic public health accrediting body. I hope to bring my leadership and accreditation lens to the Council.
Tashianna Pointer

Hello! My name is Tashianna Pointer, mother of Aanyla Allston (6th grade). I would like to become a part of the PAC to become an active voice within my community. Most of us aware of what takes for our children to be successful and that begins with parents, active parents. I served as the Parent Liaison at Dunaire ES for 3 years. I’ve gained a first hand experience at exactly what PAC holds. I am now a full time entrepreneur with a flexible schedule to serve. I want to make a difference!
Tia Price

I seek continuance of my current duties as an active member of The Champion Theme Middle Schools PAC to further our current agenda of improvement of the facilities for our students and achieving excellence through exemplary education and community service.


Poll Group: 2022 Chapel Hill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alissia Waters

I’m a wonderful influence, determined, dependable and reliable. My goal is always being involved when it comes to figuring out better solutions for children to have a bright future. I’ve working in day cares from 2016-2019 in Illinois.
Kelly Qureshi

Education is always a priority in my household. I have a background in management, financial revamping as well as medical. I volunteer with homeless shelters and help with food and clothing drives. I want to serve on the council to better understand educational needs as well as help with any solutions.
Laketa Roberts

I’m a concern and a very involved parent when it comes to our son education and well-being in Dekalb County School District.
Miriam Simmons

I have served in local organizations my whole life including NCNW, NAACP, and local candidate campaigns. I believe in community involvement especially where it concerns our children and education. It would be and honor and privilege to serve. As a parent of a child in the local school and having the luxury of extra time in the day, I have the capacity for this responsibility.
Shannon Graham

My son is in the first grade at Chapel Hill. I am a proud graduate of Hampton University. I have been an educator for 16 years. I currently teach at Southwest DeKalb High School. I am vested in this community and an advocate for ALL children. I would like to be a member of the PAC to continue to be a change agent for our students.
Skyla Holmes

I am a devoted and loving parent whose child is new to the Chapel Hill Elem community, yet I am an alumnus of the Chapel Hill Elem myself. I have and will continue to enjoy being a part of the Dekalb community. I am hoping to be able to combine my knowledge of the community with my educational background as a GA-certified teacher. I have lived in Dekalb county for the last 27 years. I attended Chapel Hill Elem, Middle, and graduated from SWD. I am graduate of Georgia State University, where I received my Master's degree in Elementary Ed.
Valencia Brown

I have a heart for giving back. I volunteer at Atlanta Mission every year (My Sister's House). I also do a special birthday give back each year at Atlanta Mission. I have been a mentor with B'Fly Girls for a few years. We mentor young women in Jr. High and High School. I am energetic and willing to learn what I don't know. I wish to serve on the council because I want to be able to continue to give back to my community. I want the best for our kids. I hope you will consider me.
Zachary Durr

I am a product and alumni of the Dekalb county school system that would love to stay involved in the growth of community. Being that I have a child attending this school system, I wish to serve this council in giving another viewpoint on what is need to help kids develop into the best citizens possible.


Poll Group: 2022 Chapel Hill Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Char-Shenda Covington

I am a current principal in the DCSD. I am starting my 17th year in education and have advocated for scholars across the country throughout my educational career. I want to serve in this capacity to ensure the best learning environment for my scholar, while supporting the leadership team of CHMS.
Erica-Antoinette Slaton

I was born and raised in south Dekalb. I attended CHMS as well as SWD. I am a Project Manager by profession and I work extensively in my community as a social activist working alongside elected officials and national advocacy groups. I would appreciate the opportunity to work with CHMS to create community partnerships. ericaantoinette.com/about
Eric Dennis

As a father of 6, I want to be able to play an active role in my children's education and see how my impact can assist in their success as well as the success of others. I grew up on this side of town and I wish we had more male role models for our young men to show them that you can work and be there for your children. Currently, I am a volunteer coach at Browns Mills for 11 youth football league. I am excited to see what I can bring to the council!
MELISSA BARNES

I believe that I would be a great asset because I have over 25 yrs experience with people for all faucets of life from being a bartender, working in the hospital, and for Delta airlines. I have experience in communicating and problem solving in addition to love spending time with children and enhancing my life as well as others who surround me. I also gave over my fair share of parents hours to all 3 of my boys while they attended Bouie from K-5th grade.


Poll Group: 2022 Chesnut Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ashley Artis

I am an advocate for the community and children. I worked with children as well as adults in at risk community, and Im dedicated to see and open up a better future for out children.
Calvin Baldwin

As an advocate for children’s education, I desire to support Chesnut with my time, talent, and gifts. I have learned that the best solutions lie at the intersection of creativity, collaboration, and community. As we raise our son, we seek a community where he is given opportunities to explore where his curiosity leads, learn in collaboration with others and express himself creatively. I know this requires more than just selecting a school; it requires supporting that school. I seek service on the Principal Advisory Council to strengthen Chesnut and help its staff with resourceful planning, creative problem-solving, and strategic community building.
Emily Thornton

I'm a librarian and most of my family members are educators. I have volunteer experience in the Georgia Library Association, a homeowners association, and various get-out-the-vote organizations. I want to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to help out if I'm needed. If not, I'll help in other ways.
Jennifer Zimmerman

I have lived in the Dunwoody North community for six year. I work as a school counselor in Marietta City Schools. I have worked in education for over 20 years and served in a counseling capacity working as a liaison between families, the school, and the community. I also volunteer with my church working in the education department. My son is now a kindergartner at Chesnut and I am interested in being involved in his school and the community.
Megan Washburn

My name is Megan Washburn. We are excited that all three of our kids will be at Chesnut this year. I am a pediatric physical therapist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. I have taught children's Sunday school at my church for a few years and really enjoy helping kids grow. I would love to help Chesnut in any way I can this year. We are so thankful to have such a supportive principal, amazing teachers and staff.
Scott Meach

As a relatively older first-time parent who suspended my community involvement to raise our kids, I am deeply interested in returning to civic work to shape the educational experiences of my two young children and their peers. Prior to parenting, I served over 20 years on a university board of directors, seven as president, and two years on an industry advisory council. I am deeply grateful for the work of Chesnut's educators and administrators, and have valuable leadership and communications skillsets to share. I would welcome the opportunity to work with all stakeholders to enhance the Cougar experience.


Poll Group: 2022 Clarkston High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Blake Jorgensen

I have an AA in Business Management and a BS in Nutrition. I currently work as an AEMT for a mobile urgent care company. I was active in politics, debate, drama and swimming during High school. I taught an elementary debate team for a year and was elected President of my High school debate team. I am also volunteering as a fairy god parent for Bert’s Big Adventure. I also play on a recreational ultimate frisbee team. I look forward to working with the school and parents to further our children's experiences.
Elamir Elboraei

I am imam/religious director of Masjid Al Momineen - Clarkston. I lead a diverse community of more than 500 families. I have a PHD in comparative religion and am experienced in interfaith and civilization dialogue.
Myrlene Desrosiers

I am a 56 year female of Haitian decent who adopted 2 girls fro haiti in 2020. I currently work as a nurse/ nurse practitioner who wants to be involved and engaged in my daughters education. I’ve lived in Dekalb county over 25 years and would love to be able to give back to the community. As a member of the principal advisory council I have much to offer with my health care background and having first hand experience as an immigrant who successfully navigated through the US educational system.


Poll Group: 2022 Columbia Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Aja Ngi

I wish to serve on the board to be more hands on with the school’s mission and my daughter’s education. I believe parents can act as a missing piece for accomplishing goals within the community and the educational system. If I am on the board, I’ll be sure to show up and be present for anything that requires my involvement.
Gabrielle Briggs

I understand the importance of parent involvement with all students.
Jasmine Elder

I am the product of the Dekalb County School system and now have a rising 1st grader at Columbia Elementary. It's important to me to be an active participant at her school. I served on the P.A.C. 2020-2022 and would love to continue to serve and assist in any way needed.
Nija Collins

The reason why I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I want to see all the children's to succeed to enrich their education and safe environment to learn no matter what creeds or religions we are all one. I do not have any background volunteer but seeing my mother as PTA president for my elementary school made me push to involve myself into helping in education. I am willing to learn the position as a Principal Advisory Council I will always focus on the best and provide great positive outcome for our students, parents & staff.
Rhonda Douglas

I am new to this community and recognize the importance of parental involvement. I would like to participate in any capacity that will help improve the school.
Sidney Smith

I am long time DeKalb county resident of 35 years and a graduate of the dekalb county school system and I feel that my first hand experience in the system will assist me in helping CES make the best decisions for the students and their families.
Ttesa Clink

I've volunteered for many schools and love children. I’ve been a substitute for long time and I also serve on the council for my daughter's previous school.


Poll Group: 2022 Columbia High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Gayla Daniels

I have experience as a substitute teacher. I have a passion for encouraging and developing children and young adults I have a desire to understand and assist with enhancing our current school curriculum and activities. As a parent, I have seen how children thrive when their parents and or guardians express interest and become actively involved in their school and other extracurricular activities.
Joann Morgan

I am the mother of 4. I have home schooled my older two boys for 10 school years. I am diligent in being apart of their school environment. I know that it takes a village to raise children. So, I also am diligent in being apart of the lives of all the children in school. I love helping the children in our neighborhood and community. I would love to be apart of the team of Columbia High.
Katrina Johnson

I think I should become a principal advisory council member, because I have some questions and answers that may be able to help our children and their learning abilities and help give them some ways to be leaders in our schools and our community. Speaking for me, I have some hands-on experience on how someone once help me to become a leader.


Poll Group: 2022 Columbia Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alisha Parker

Greetings, I have over 10 years in volunteer experience. I’ve participated in a PenPal program for a school in Boston Ma. I participate in many Red Cross bold drives. I often volunteer with a lot of projects at work such as assisting with way finding, building playgrounds, and reading to students at various schools. I would love to be a part of Columbia’s council to serve and provide any help I can.
Ashley Head

Hello I am Ashley Head. I am a mother of four that loves to be involved with my kids education. I am the PTSA President for the school. I love advocating for our students. I look forward to putting in work on the PAC to help improve the school environment.
Jason Woodward

I substitute teach in the Gwinnett county school district and my fiancé is a administrator in Gwinnett county. I grew up in the Dekalb County school district and graduated from Columbia High School. I want the best not only for my son, but all of the kids in the school and broader community.
Monique Norris

Hi, I have worked with PTSA and work I'm the early childhood Education field before. Previously before moving to the DeKalb County I was a Substitute teacher for Newton County public school system.I would love to see a change and close that gap with the community and school system.I also have a non-profit organization in the community.
Santesha Abney

I am a Woman of God, I minister to people through doing hair. I have a braid program for the youth, where they learn braiding and different life skills to prepare them: mentally, emotionally, and financially for the world. I do this so I can possibly prevent them from going through the struggles I had to go through when I was younger. I want to be a part of the PAC, to help the community and school be on the same accord. It takes a village to make things happen.
Tracey Lyons

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Yasmahnn Newman

I would like to serve the PAC to ensure all points of views are acknowledged and to shine a light on different things in dekalb county school district.


Poll Group: 2022 Coralwood Center Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Andrew Heaton

My name is Andrew Heaton, and I currently serve as a Political Advisor, and have a background in government relations, marketing, and business development. I have served on numerous non-profit boards and have worked with leaders throughout the region. I appreciate how much work goes in to making a school environment the very best it can be, and just how important the relationship between parents and the school can be in that equation.
Liat Oren

Since my children (Gaia 6, Adam 4) entered public schools I volunteered for the schools and this year I’m motivated to be more active and help to smooth the work of Coralwood. I offer diverse experience in diplomatic work, marketing understanding and economic knowledge. Started as a lawyer, switched to marketing and then nominated as a counselor in a nonprofit organization for economic cooperation development participating in executive and budget committees. I love and believe in Coralwood and am planning to ensure its continuous success and that the community’s trust is well-founded.
Nick Brubaker

-I grew up in Dekalb County.
- I have leadership experience and international experience including running my own English school in Tokyo, Japan.
- I am currently a software developer and have entrepreneurial experience.
- I have a personality inclined to find solutions for things and speak up with questions and opinions.
- We expect my daughter to attend Coralwood for these next 2 years and my son to attend all 3 as well.


Poll Group: 2022 Cross Keys High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Jennifer Rogers

I am Jennifer Rogers. I am a former middle school Spanish teacher who has been homeschooling for the past 7 years. My twins are in 10th grade at Cross Keys and I am eager to be a part of their school experience. I speak fluent Spanish and would like to meet more parents. I am active in volunteering at Brookhaven United Methodist Church and St James UMC. I have served in children’s ministry, music ministry and justice ministry. I have been a community volunteer for cancer patients and others in Athens, Ga and in Florida as well as Atlanta.


Poll Group: 2022 DeKalb Early College Academy Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Dinka Gudar Dinka Gudar

I was privileged immigrant from Ethiopia, Africa and now I am a citizen. I volunteered at LIRS and IRC in Phoenix AZ since then I continued to work in human service agencies and school districts. I mostly worked in juvenile facilities In multiple states I have also worked with Latino immigrant youth for about two years. During my14 years experience as a Youth Care Worker, I observed that most of the youth are restarained from sucess by crises caused by adult's misunderstanding or negligence including staffs.I believe that I can make a difference by contributing to the school system.
Khadijat Aledeh

I am a graduate of Communication. I have 7 years experience in the media and 10 years experience teaching communication studies. I was a member of PAC at Stone Mountain Elementary School for the 2018/2019 school year. I wish to be part of the school's development by contributing meaningfuly to scholars' academic success and the uplift of the school. I wish to be among a working system known for excellence. Being a member of PAC will create an opportunity for me share meaningful ideas at helping improve the school system.
Kim Ault

I am interested in continuing on the Principal Advisory Committee to complete the work started by the Inaugural PAC 2021-22. We were able to create a foundation that will support our effort to engage, include educate the DECA community as we learn collectively about the history, execution and functionality of a successful PAC. In our inaugural year we were able to establish and expand the PAC to include a Sophomore and Senior Scholar as well as a Community Stakeholder whom is also an Alumni of the second graduating class of DECA. I am excited to complete the framework.
Rodney Triplett

I've been on the parent advisory board at my daughters elementary school for 2 years. I've been the president of my Prince Hall Shriners Temple. Monthly, I perform at least 10 hours of volunteer service to the needy. My daughters education in pinnacle and ANYTHING I can do to facilitate the improvement of that process means the world to me.
Stacey Parker

Greetings,

My name is Stacey aka Grandmommy. I have 11 grand children, 3 I adopted and I am the legal guardian of 2; all girls. I learned very early from my military father about the value of selflessness and voluntarism. It is a passion of mine to make a positive impact in the lives of youth. I previously served as a PAC member for Westwood College and I am also the founder of a non-profit youth organization. It would be a privilege to be on the PAC for DECA.


Poll Group: 2022 DeKalb School of the Arts High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Andrew Ziffer

Andrew is a volunteer and leader in local and regional school issues since his child was in kindergarten. He is the Managing Partner at an Atlanta commercial real estate firm and an Information Technology professional. His past experiences include:
• 8+ year public school volunteer: Peachtree Middle School Foundation; Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools; Dunwoody Elementary Principal Advisory Council; Dunwoody Elementary School PTO volunteer and Technology Committee chair
• Founding board member of a rare disease non-profit - The PHACE Syndrome Community
• Neighborhood Association past President and Treasurer
• DeKalb Schools Board of Education candidate in 2020
Antonio Thornton

Served on PTA board for 8 years. Also, served on the PAC for DESA for 2 years; but, because of Covid, I don't feel like I made as much of a difference as I could have. I'm really looking forward to getting involved at DSA.
Courtney Tierney

I have volunteered at The Museum School for the past 9 years when my son was at the school. I held positions on the PTA and ran a few committees. I have a business degree and have worked in digital media for over 20 years. I am super passionate about DSA and my son's commitment to the school. I have strong organization, communication, and strategic skills that I believe will translate from my work job to this council.
Siobhan Whitlock

I’m Dr. Siobhan Whitlock, 3rd year parent at DeKalb School of the Arts (DSA). As a member of the DSA PTSA Executive Board (2020-2022), Immediate Past DSA PTSA Treasurer and a former Mathematics and Science Educator at an arts school in Houston, TX, I’m well versed on the benefits of an arts focused education, but also the challenges of operating such a program. DSA provides a unique learning experience for its students, and I am interested in collaborating with District Leaders, Parents, Students and Faculty to enhance that experience by creating more opportunities for community and educational inclusion.


Poll Group: 2022 Doraville United Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Mirna Rizo

I volunteer in field trips. I was working as a pre-k Assistant teacher for 7 years. I enjoy working with kids.
Maria Padron

I am a new mom in the school environment. I am the mom of a special girl with many needs. She is my inspiration every day to be able to help other families to listen to her voice that, like me, are every day concerned about the well-being and academic progress of our children who undoubtedly have the right to an education without taboos, without discrimination for any medical condition. I am willing to collaborate in whatever is necessary so that our children are in a favorable environment and that we, as parents of special children, can send them every day.
Elda lopez Etelvina

I am a volunteer. My wish is to have a good example for my daughter and support the community and especially the school principal.
Kiersten Hunter

As a former teacher and parent, I know I could provide a unique perspective that could serve both teachers and students, while encouraging participation from other parents in our community. I fiercely believe in the power of education and advocating for all students.
Kyesha Lindberg

I have been a strong advocate for young children and families for more than 15 years. Currently I serve as the CEO/Executive Director for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, a nonprofit organization committed to improving maternal and infant health. I also have extensive experience in the fields of early childhood development, K-12 education, and public policy. This includes serving in leadership roles forRead to a Child, Detroit’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading and LENA Research Foundation. I'm also steeped in community and excited to leverage my personal and professional background to support the principal and school.
Lilian Castanon

I have no experience in this area. But, I would like to be part of the educational program for both my daughter and those of more children. I want to help, too, parents who need help. I know it will be a pleasure to help and meet. I want to work more on the education of our children as well.
Shateria Barrita Cruz

I have had an internship at Spelman College and a law enforcement background.


Poll Group: 2022 Druid Hills High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Caroline Shemtov

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Science from Georgia Southern. I worked in the Special Education Department in the Savannah-Chatham County School System, and now I am self employed as a speech therapist for children with disabilities. I am a parent of a Sophomore and will have another child joining the school next year. I have the flexibility in my schedule to get things done during the work week and experience in the school system with faculty, staff, and understanding of federal privacy laws, laws pertaining to minors, and education laws.
Charlie McAdoo II

Dr. Charlie McAdoo II is a 20-year veteran educator, Druid Hills community member, and proud supporter of public education. He is a past chair of the Druid Hills Middle School Principal Advisory Council. He is an active member of the community and has volunteered, coached, and mentored for over a decade(DHYS/Glenn Church). Charlie completed his Undergraduate degree at Clark Atlanta University, his Masters from the University of West Georgia, and his Doctorate of Education from Valdosta State University in Adult and Career Education. Charlie is the husband to Dr. Billynda McAdoo and father of Charlie McAdoo III(11th/DHS) and Billy McAdoo(7th/DHMS).
Daniel Walker

I served for years as a volunteer at St. Thomas More Catholic School. I also served 1 year as the school's gala co-chair. I'm a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., through which I serve as co-chair of a mentoring program for young men. I feel it's important for schools to see positive Black male role models involved in their son's or other male relative's school.
Jenny Puestow-Norris

I am mother to a current and former DHHS student. I currently serve as a founding member of the DHHS Swim Team Booster Club. I have 20+ years of experience in nonprofit management, grant writing and administration, communications, and partnership development. I work for the CDC on the COVID-19 response. Volunteer roles include President of the Avondale Swim and Tennis Club, room parent (4 years at The Museum School), Advisor to People First of Georgia, and member of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. I have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, project management experience, and experience conducting needs assessment.
June Neal

I am an educator and would like to be more involved in my child's education. I volunteer for numerous organizations and this year I am available to volunteer my time to DHHS.
Kristina Patterson

For over 15 years, I have served in many roles such as mother, wife, teacher/caregivers and leader. I am knowledgeable and have studied in the area of education of the family and community. I wish to serve as a PAC member to help me stay abreast on subjects that pertain to my children and their well-being along with their friends. Also, I value, along with others, my insight and opinions on subjects old and new. Because, I share an outlook that could bring forth a sense of individuality with community in mind.
LaTashae Walker

Former educator (Ed.S), currently work for the state of GA with GEMA/HS as a manager of federal grants received from FEMA. Born and raised in DeKalb County, GA. Served on the SLT (Parent Liaison), PTA (V.P), Booster Club (Co-Pres.), classroom mom (several grades), and tutor volunteer when my son attended City Schools of Decatur (2012 - 2021). Background: Education, Non-profit management, and Federal Grants management. I would be a great PAC representative due to my personal and professional experiences, and love for education, youth, and community. I am a team player who work well with others in making decisions.
Melissa Patti

Hi, my name is Melissa Patti. I am the parent of two students. One of my students is at Druid Hills High School. He is a rising Junior. . I currently am a stay at home mom. I am Secretary of the high school football booster club. I enjoy enrichment of community and forward progress of my children's lives. I would enjoy an opportunity to further serve my community and Druid Hills High School as a member of the Principal Advisory Committee. I thank you for your consideration.
Robin Washington

I am first an advocate for children and our elderly population. We are new to Dekalb County. I have served as President on senior advocacy boards. I have previously served on the PTA board in Fulton County. I have been a Booster mom. I am looking to serve where I'm needed here at Druid Hills High School.
Shannon Humphrey

I have no experience with advisory council. What I wish to do is to get my voice across to educators in the hopes of getting questions answered on what sources and education that’s being provided by the school system. I feel since the pandemic, there has been limited contact between parent and teachers. I would like the opportunity to question these actions by the school system.
Stefon Ellison

I am a Druid Hills Alumni ‘08. I have a son and I believe that parents must be involved in their childrens lives to make sure the children don’t make the same mistakes. Showing your child that you are willing to sacrifice for them and willing to spend quality time with them to further their interests shows them that they are not alone and gives the child an extra push knowing that they have backing, love and support. We need our future generations to succeed.
Tamara Shipley

Current PAC Chair. Led strategic planning effort to set goals. Participated in CMP project to build awareness of DHHS facility needs resulting in modernization recommendation. Co-lead Red Devil Task Force and led volunteers to continue advocacy in face of BOE resistance. I want to finish what we started – to build out PAC committees and achieve goals: setup a foundation, improve communications and family/school/community partnership, evaluate school scheduling options, and bird-dog that modernization gets done. Extensive volunteer leadership experience last 14 years with TMS charter at board, advisory council and governance committee levels. CPA. Gartner analyst. 3 kids at DHHS.


Poll Group: 2022 Druid Hills Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ceneve Canius

I’m so happy to have my child at Druils hill middle school because my child learn a lot. I’m really like the school for discipline, professionalism.
Charlie McAdoo II

Dr. Charlie McAdoo II is a 20-year veteran educator, Druid Hills community member, and proud supporter of public education. He is a past chair of the Druid Hills Middle School Principal Advisory Council. He is an active member of the community and has volunteered, coached, and mentored for over a decade(DHYS/Glenn Church). Charlie completed his Undergraduate degree at Clark Atlanta University, his Masters from the University of West Georgia, and his Doctorate of Education from Valdosta State University in Adult and Career Education. Charlie is the husband to Dr. Billynda McAdoo and father of Charlie McAdoo III(11th/DHS) and Billy McAdoo(7th/DHMS).
Delandra Lue

My name is Delandra I come from a culture background I’m born in the states I was a teenage mom at an early age I finish school with a 3.0 GPA with the help of programs also I went to college with my daughter.I wish to serve on the principal advisory council, being a young mom and now growing up i have experience on how our kids think today.Our teachers,counselors,parents plays a huge part in our kids future and I would love to share my opinion and help council, to re-direct our kids on a brighter future
jennifer escher

As a new family to Druid Hills Middle School and GA as a whole, I am looking to get involved in education. I believe being new to the area can provide insight on the new perspective. My background is over a decade in higher education, directing health professional programs for middle through undergraduate students. I also have a background in grants management, which is what I currently do for work. I volunteer with my alumni organization, habitat for humanity, and currently volunteering with colleagues manning water stations for races around the Atlanta area.
Keith Sagers

Background:

Over 15 years in Higher Education as an Instructor and Chief Administrator role (COO). A certified leadership coach and facilitator and have worked directly as a strategist and advisor with Principals and Superintendents both in DeKalb and APS.

Volunteer:

Avondale Elementary Education Foundation- Founding Chair and member (raised $200k+)
Girls Inc, of Greater Atlanta- Board Member
The Fatherless Generation Foundation- Board Member

Why PAC:

As a proud DCSD graduate, removing barriers, and creating opportunity for every child drives my service. My experienced with strategy, building partnerships, operations, and leadership I believe would be a value add to the team.
Lindsay Wolf

I have been the Chair of the Druid Hills Middle PAC for the last year and well as the Co-Chair for the Druid Hills Cluster. Prior to being part of the Druid Hills Middle PAC, I held a position on the Fernbank PAC as well as the Laurel Ridge PAC. All to say, I have been and will continue to be an advocate for ALL families and students at Druid Hills Middle and in the Druid Hills Cluster and will continue to do my part! Thank You!
Tiffany Russell

I am a parent of a new 6th grader at DHMS and 3 elementary children. We are very supportive of DHMS and DeKalb in providing an outstanding education and experience for the children, and we believe in supporting the teachers and the school to be the best it can be. I am a domestic engineer as well as a parent, and I believe that I can be a helpful voice of reason and decision maker by serving on a committee to act as a liaison between parents and the school. I am currently the PTSA Book Fair Chair at DHMS.
YOUNES SEDIKI

I would love to help participate in fostering a positive and dynamic learning environment. I would love to also leverage my professional experience and international background to help the school achieve the goals it has set forth.


Poll Group: 2022 Dunaire Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Denise Harris

Education has always been a big part of my life starting with my parents being retired principals. I have been with Dunaire Elementary since 2014 with my oldest granddaughter. Being a person that will be able to help to understand all issues and matters is important to me. Being a link for the school, the family, and the community to bring about positive results for all. Bringing about motivation and encouragement as where others would want to part of our team. Helping others to reach their goals and desires for our community and our school is very important to me.
Melody Smooth

I owned a childcare for 15 years and have an extended background working with children. In addition I have a adult child and volunteered 3 years when he was in grade school in Pennsylvania. I also drove the school bus for Rockdale County 7 years ago.
Selena Bell

I have over 17 years in retail management with a BAS in Public Safety MGMT/ Criminal Justice. I have over a decade of experience training and developing associates & supervisors. I have a been apart of a Tutor/Mentorship program for the US Virgin Islands Governor’s office. I’ve been influenced by educators in my family such as my sister a Special Education Teacher for children with Autism and my sister in law is a school counselor in the Henry County district. I would like to make an positive impact on my son’s school & community.


Poll Group: 2022 Dunwoody High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Angelica Riera

Hello! I am frequent volunteer at the kid's schools. I'm a Sr. Business Analyst at a Communications company. I am bilingual and hold several certificates. For this role, as parents, I think that more than credentials, what is important is our passion to be involve in our kids life, their environment and our awareness of all the struggles they face during this time of their lives. I believe that we cannot complaint about any situation if we are not willing to be part of the discussion, solution and implementation of any improvement.
Dan Israel

My intention is to be the voice of the student, whatever their background. I want to help all of our students rise to their potential by working with the school to identify student needs and addressing them. Being highly collaborative, I will engage all stakeholders to bring about consensus and clear direction on what steps need to be taken.
Deborah From

I was involved as a school volunteer when my children were in elementary school in a variety of roles. We also volunteer as a family with many community organizations (Food Banks, Paws, homeless shelters, nursing facilities). I have a background in rallying volunteers to share their talents in order to raise awareness and funds about community issues (food deserts, homeless shelters, elderly issues).
I would like to help foster healthy relationships between parents/guardians and the school, help create a positive relationship between the school and community and help encourage students' patricipation with the improvement of their school.
Erica Kuniansky

I am Head of Compliance for a FinTech, and a UGA grad. I’ve held volunteer roles since my son started kindergarten at Chesnut. He is now a sophomore at DHS and I have a 6th grade daughter. I volunteer in the attendance office at DHS, but I would love to have the same level of involvement in the school that I had in the other schools that my children attended.

In two terms on Chesnut’s PAC, I connected people at each feeder school in a positive way and I hope to maintain this communication while being on the DHS PAC.
Lamonica Barnes

I am here to help make a difference in a good way. There’s not much to say only action to prove.
Lisa Seigle

I have been a long time volunteer within the Dunwoody Cluster. I have served on the PTO executive board at Dunwoody elementary and the Dunwoody Elementary PAC. Our daughter is finishing up her time at DHS and our twin boys will attend DHS in the fall of 2023. I have seen what a great school DHS is and have an understanding of the challenges within the county. I believe the public schools are the heart of our fabulous community and know I can be a asset as an advocate for our great school.
Sherry Claiborne

I'm also an educator and parent of a current student. I believe my knowledge, background, and experience brings a wider perspective and current views .
Tamica Baker

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Poll Group: 2022 E.L. Bouie Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Charlton Rhodes

I am a licensed mental health therapist and feel that my experience and expertise can be an asset to the PAC. I also have experience in the medical sales industry and entrepreneurship. I wish to bring my wealth of knowledge to the PAC and help give students exposure to opportunities in understanding their own mental health, as well as business principles and industries that will shape the future.
Christopher Banks

Being on the Principal’s Advisory Committee I believe that my past leadership experience both professionally and through helping to serve the community will be of benefit to the E.L. Bouie. The goal is to help make the best learning environment for the students as well the best work environment for the teachers and staff.
Craig Davis

Air Force veteran and father of three. Volunteer experience includes volunteering and conducting holiday drives and events for military and civilian functions. Organizer for Gateway Home holiday blanket drive and mentor for the Live 2 Create Foundation. Professionally I'm a computer engineer and small business owner to two startups.
Danielle Johnson

I am a Georgia native, DeKalb County high school graduate and resident. I am a wife, mother of three children, and I serve our veterans as a Critical Care Nurse. I want you serve on the Principal Advisory council to simply give back. In honor of the teachers, administrators, parents, community partners who worked together to encourage me and my siblings to “become respect responsible productive citizens.” - an excerpt of Hooper Alexander Elementary school mission statement which I still remember to this day. I want to be a positive example for my children and to those of my neighbors.
Dr. LaKendra Fulbright

I am a business owner in the health care field. I have some volunteer experience since my children have started school but it is my wish to be more involved. I believe serving on this council will be mutually beneficial for the school, my family and the community. I am also a former collegiate athlete, chiropractor, wife, and mother of four (two of which attend Bouie).


Poll Group: 2022 E.L. Miller Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Candace Singleton

As the volunteer coordinator for Dekalb Kids Project Inc, I have served by reading, mentoring, and tutoring students all across Dekalb county. I was a student at E.L. Miller ES 20+ years ago and my daughter has been a student at E.L. Miller since Kindergarten and is currently in the 4th grade. I appreciate where the school has leveled up to and the different opportunities the students have compared to when I was a child. I would love to serve to assist in the further progression and success of the student at E.L. Miller Elementary School.
Shanee Ellis

I have a biology degree from a college in Massachusetts. I am am mom of 4. I currently work in the pharmacy industry and I own two businesses. I have volunteered at my oldest daughters schools for fundraisers and events. I have also volunteered at her dance school as a chaperone for the kids. I have nursing home and emergency room volunteer experience. I want to be a part of having a positive impact on kids lives, their learning and extracurricular experiences as well.
Sherrifa Williams

Majority of my background is in law enforcement. So school safety is very important as well as bullying witting the school system. The difference that simple changes can make could be the difference between life and death.


Poll Group: 2022 Evansdale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Madina Huka

I have MPH degree and consider myself a minority. I have volunteered with different non/profit organizations to assist the disadvantaged population to be self sufficient and navigate them to resources that will assist them improve their health and well-being. As a public health , I believe in the importance of education among our children and community that will eventually guide them in achieving health equity that will lead to the overall population health equity. Be part of the Principal Advisory Council will help me in advocating on the importance of education,that will help reduce barriers that disadvantaged populations encounters.
Meron Tegegne

My name is Meron Tegegne . I have two handsome boys, one goes in Evansdael Elementary and one will be at Championship Middle school. I volunteer at Evansdael Elementary school as a Room Parent, Book Fair, and any event they have I volunteered 🙋‍♀️. Also I was a PAC member for one year 2021- 2022. Previously, I volunteered in Scottdale Early Learning School and they elected me as a president. I look forward to volunteer as PAC member again.
Michael Thiele

I am an executive with lots of business experience and would like to take more of a role in my children's education.


Poll Group: 2022 Fairington Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Brianna Kidd

I have an associates degree in Business Administration. I have lots of customer service experience. I’m entrepreneur looking to be more involved with my sons school. I’m a fast learner and eager to succeed!
Reginald Shorter-Brown

What's most important are the kids. There future, there lives and progress. What I have is a goal to better my kids education to best fit there future. As a rep that's all I stand for. Not how the world feels, or what they think, but what is to believed to be best for there growth. I want our kids to have a better background then me.
Tamare Smith

I would love to be more involved in all school activities for my daughter. Im a first time mom and I'm continuously looking for ways to make sure my daughter is affluent and take advantages of all opportunities that are given to her.


Poll Group: 2022 Flat Rock Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alicia Woodard

I’m a mother of 11 wonderful children. I have worked with children for over 20 years, I have volunteered my services at church and other schools my children attended. I wish to serve on the Principle Advisory Council to help engage with students to help them have a better support system throughout the school year.
Bria Major

As a parent who has always been very invested in my children’s education, I have always been very communicative with their teachers and other staff members of the school in order to make their experience a safe, and educational one. Having children that have different learning styles has personally taught me that all children do not learn the same way, and I believe my ideas would greatly benefit the minds of our upcoming generation.
Ebony Vicente

I am an Army veteran who has successfully mentored at risk students, ranging from grades 6-12, for 5 years. I served as PTO President of Button Gwinnett Elementary School for 1 year. I have volunteered as a cheer coach for 2 years at the Liberty County Recreational Department. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a Master of Art in Teaching degree. I am extremely passionate and dedicated in creating opportunities and making change in the lives of our students and our community.
Latoya Stone-Harden

I am a Navy Veteran who was honorably discharged in 2005. I’ve done volunteer work at Cedar Grove Elementary, Columbia High School, Candy Cane Lane, and various volunteer services for Butler Street Baptist Church. I wish to serve on the Council to offer my services at our school and to help build strong relationships with my child’s teachers. I am teachable, reliable, and dependable.
Nicole Gamble

Professionally, I work at Pacific Dental Services as an Operations Manager. I work closely on a number of initiatives primarily focused on hiring, expenses, and compliance. I have been involved with Pacific Dental Services' We Serve Foundation, helping organize events and raise money for clean water and wells in locations like Fiji and Guatemala. I also work with the local Paulding County community annually running Back to School supply drives and Toys for Tots campaign. Ultimately, if I am selected, I will be able to explain to my daughter my real purpose in life. 🙂 Thank you for your consideration.
Shermaine Price

Hi, I’m Shermaine Price, I’m 24 Years Old And Have 3 Kids. I volunteer at my kids daycare surprise them with pizza , games , activities to keep kids being kids. I want to bring a little bit of a change to everyone helping kids wanting to get an education. Helping out with activities that you can learn from and be fun.
Make sure everyone has a equal right and treated the same. Working on our community to keep it safe. I really want a chance to help and grow others as well as myself.
Sylvette Diggs

I consider myself a good person and caring to. Our children are being bullied by their peers. Education starts at home. I've always wanted to be involved with my daughter s school s and so I volunteer Ed during her early years. Later on I made sure I purchased supplies for her class. My daughter and other children in the world should be able to DREAM.


Poll Group: 2022 Freedom Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Falyn Kelley

I’m from Michigan, while in Michigan I was the Kitchen manager for my daughters school, while also being her Troop Leader for Girl Scouts.
Henry Mitchell

I am a certified public accountant and I have been self-employed in Dekalb County for over 20 years. I once served as adjunct instructor of accounting at the Atlanta campus of Georgia Military College and Atlanta Metropolitan College. I wish to serve on the PAC to help the school system brainstorm ideas that would help enhance the academic standing of the school system.
Jocquell McDaniel Sr

I served on the Principal Advisory Committee at Dunaire Elementary, and I feel obliged to aide in bringing parents, school employees, students and community members together to advocate for a better understanding of mutual respect for each other's perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievements and performances.
Kendrick Whetstone

My background and expertise serves as board member for Hearts to Nourish Hope for youth and youth going through times.
Riakeem Kelley

I am new guardian to my niece and nephew after the tragic murder of my sister. Now my wife and I are their guardians I'd like to get involved in anyway that I can. While I'm not sure exactly what the responsibility of this role will be, I hope that I can help out. Full disclosure, it may be more involvement that I am ready for, but as it is right now I am eager.


Poll Group: 2022 Hawthorne Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Betsy Turner

I am parent of 3 kids who this year span the full range of Hawthorne (PreK, 2nd, 5th) - at the end of this school year, we'll be halfway through what will end up being 12 years as Hawthorne parents. I am also a spouse, a Presbyterian pastor, and a proud member (and current president-elect) of the Junior League of DeKalb County. I'm also a product of DCSD (Dunwoody High, class of 2000 - Go Wildcats!). I would be honored to serve in the PAC, because I truly hope to make Hawthorne the best it can be.
Christy Overall

I have loved my involvement as a parent at Hawthorne Elementary so far, now in my 3rd school year. I adore the parents, the teachers, and I think Principal Limoncelli is the best principal in Dekalb. I have been involved with the PTA as Recording Secretary and I have run the Bids for Kids Auction for the past 2 years. Mostly, I have a lot of passion around parental inclusion - I think it's important to advocate for those who don't have the margin I do for this level of advocacy and involvement. I'd love to help on the PAC.


Poll Group: 2022 Henderson Mill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Dave Bagwell

I have served in a variety of serving roles at my local church for more than 20 years. I am currently a pastor at Passion City Church. Currently and for the past 3 years I oversee, “Love Atlanta” which is the community volunteer arm of our church. We seek to create strong bonds with schools to increase community/school engagement and to provide essential needs of the students. I would love to be a part of helping where I can at my own children’s school.
Emily Fiksman

In 2017 I took a career sabbatical to spend time with my two young children. During that time I became very involved in the Lakeside High School Cluster School Community. I recently served as the Co-PTA President and Chair of the Principal Advisory Council of Henderson Mill Elementary School. I took a step back last year while my husband was deployed. I am looking to become more involved and advocate for our students, teachers, and district. I am currently a licensed REALTORⓇ and lifelong resident of Atlanta with my main objective to help and serve members of our community,


Poll Group: 2022 Henderson Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Eric Nathan

I have been a Dekalb County parent for the last 7 years. Because I am a former high school teacher (taught for 12 years in Gwinnett County), I can provide a valuable perspective in this role for HMS.
Maxime Clervil

I am currently an operating room pharmacist at WellStar and a preceptor for Mercer University College of Pharmacy. My daughter went to Henderson Middle School, and she is now a first-year medical student at Morehouse. My son is currently in 8th grade at the school. I have always wanted to be more involved with the school in some ways, but time has been a challenge. I am counting on this opportunity to contribute to efforts aiming at improving the school and strengthening the bond with parents and other stakeholders in the community.


Poll Group: 2022 Hightower Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Lidia Vargas Perez

I want to support the needs of my child's school.
Rosalbina Rodgriguez

I want to support my child's school.


Poll Group: 2022 Huntley Hills Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
James Steele

I am the current chair of the HHES PAC, and also serve on the PTA Board. I’m excited to continue to serve this community and the school. I have 1st grader, as well as 2 younger children. I’m also a small business owner and operate 5 swim schools in the Atlanta area, so I work with kids and families daily, and I’m happy to help bridge the gap between the business community and our school.
Yane Yoo

I am Korean-born American and have history with Chamblee. As a child of an immigrant, I understand some of the challenges that families face. Having grown up and representing the first generation here in America, I want to help the school in whatever ways we can. I have been a recipient of wonderful teachers and am thankful for educators. Hope I can help both educators and families support kids getting best education and love/care possible within my limited resources.


Poll Group: 2022 Idlewood Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Candice Jones

I have a professional background in marketing. I'm currently a PTA member at Idlewood Elementary and want to be as involved in my children's school as possible. It's important to me to serve in any capacity that I can with the educators that educate our community's children.
Cierra Jackson

I wish to serve as a principle advisory council because I am active in the community of where my daughter attends school. I am a active parent who is proactive and always keep the best interest of the community and students in mind. I applaud the principal of this school because she is pro active and she always keep the parents notifies of current relevant events as it relates to our students at Idlewood Elementary. I am currently involved in my community where I attended H.S.
Tayo Farinre

I am an immigrant from Nigeria, currently moved to the states. I hold a Ph.D. in Virology and currently work with Emory University as a researcher. I am passionate about children and see them as our future and would be glad to be part of any platform that will help mold and guide their future so they can become responsible citizens to their families, community, country and the world as a whole. Thank you


Poll Group: 2022 Indian Creek Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ayub Mohammad

Dear Sir/Madam,
My name is Ayub Mohammad from Myanmar (Burma) I have been living in Clarkston since February 2012 and community leader. I wanted to be part of the ICES because safety for our children, better education and development for modern school.
Joanna Elmi

I am the parent of a 5th grader and 3rd grader at ICES. Our family has lived in Clarkston for 10 years and we love the community and the school. Clarkston is the most diverse square mile in the United States and it is a privilege to live in such a culturally rich and special environment. ICES staff go above and beyond to help support the children's education and their families. I served on the PAC for the last 2 years and am interested in continuing to serve as a parent advocate for the ICES family. 
Rebekah Henderson

I grew up attending public schools and after deciding to go into education myself, was first employed at the elementary school I attended. It was a way to give back to the community that poured into me. In much the same way, I desire to come alongside and support the community we are currently in and my children attend. We moved to Clarkston to serve refugees and this varies from doctors appointments, to grocery runs, to English lessons, but supporting the school is one way of both helping them as well as the staff thrive.


Poll Group: 2022 Jolly Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Benigna Beedoe

I have previous experience with working with kids ages 2-5. I am also a direct support for adults with disabilities. Therefore I am very experiencing in having to communicate and work with both teachers and parents to establish a solid foundation and unity. I wish to serve on the principal advisory council because I believe my skills can help in my contribution with ideas.
Elizabeth Morris

Resident of Clarkston for the past 6 years. United States Army Veteran. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to work in close liaison to bring the parents, students and community together to raise student achievement and successes.
Rachel Blanton

I am a mother of two and also work full time as a grant writer. In addition, I am a grad student at McAfee School of Theology. I am invested in my child's success at Jolly Elementary, along with the success of all other students that attend the school. I am deeply grateful for the teachers and leadership of Jolly, and would love to assist in the school's success.


Poll Group: 2022 Kingsley Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Matthew Nusnbaum

I am a Biology Professor at GSU and my wife Erin and I have been active members of the Kingsley parents community since our son Ezra started at the school. We are strong supporters of public education and love our little neighborhood school. I would be happy to serve the school in this capacity as a PAC member.
Olajide Fawehinmi

Hello, I go by Jide (sounds like g-day). My family is relatively new to GA, moved here with my Wife and daughter after completing my residency training. We have been living in the Dunwoody area for 3 years now. In that time period, I volunteered with habitat for humanity. My interest in being Principal advisory council is to be more involved with my immediate community as a contributing member with the aim to help improve quality of education of our children.


Poll Group: 2022 Kittredge Magnet School Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ben Lawder

I’ve been a DeKalb parent since 2017 and currently have a 5th grader at Kittredge (Anna Kate). I have served on the KMS Foundation Board, Austin Eagle Foundation, Dunwoody Station Homeowners Association, Dunwoody Ambassadors, as a troop leader for Girl Scouts. I have degrees from Georgia Tech and Emory and have lived in the area for 30+ years.

Professionally, I lead strategy for Qualtrics, which helps 17,000+ companies, schools, and nonprofits listen to, analyze, and act on all kinds of feedback. I’m passionate about making sure all voices are heard and everyone has the opportunity to participate in important decisions.
Destini Copeland

It is my opinion the most valuable thing you can give is your time. Every school my son has attended, I have been apart of the PTA and volunteered for events. I have also been a cheerleading coach for Tucker Football League non profit recreational program for 16 years. Over the years I have seen the impact our program has made on young girls and boys. Schools are where kids spend most of their time and it has a huge impact in their future. Not just in education but in their personality and their character.
L. Christine Perkins

I have been on a PAC Council before, I have been in PTAs and PSAs for many years, for both of my daughters. I'm also a community volunteer, a Girl Scout volunteer and have been a steady volunteer in several schools, in 3 different states, due to me being a veteran. I just love being involved with anything that deals with the well-being of children. It takes a village!


Poll Group: 2022 Laurel Ridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
André Hopkins

I live by the principles of inclusivity and belonging and I am a strong advocate for making sure our most vulnerable in the community have a voice and heard.
I am originally from Jamaica, local business owner and currently a graduate student at Georgia State University School of Public Health.
I coach my daughter's baseball team wanna again a room parent and on the DEI committee on the PTA.
I served in the Marine Corps for 8 years with multiple deployments in support of OIF.
I would like to be on the PAC to hold ourselves accountable to our purpose.
Damaris Johnson

I am a licensed marriage & family therapist, I serve on the board of a non profit (Destiny's Daughters of Promise) and I am a mother of two small children (3 and 6 years old). I'm interested in serving on the Principal Advisory Council because I'd like to support our school and community in making Laurel Ridge the best elementary school it can be in the most well rounded way possible. I would like to contribute my professional and personal skillsets to assist in the goal of solving education problems and improving upon the academic achievements of LRES.
Daniel Ballard

I have been active in working with LRE for the past 3 years as an environmental education consultant, PTA Building & Grounds Committee member and co-chair, and a local business owner (landscape company) who has donated hundreds of company service hours to the school grounds. Last school year, I was very active in successfully advocating with the DCSD for a non-toxic work environment for LRE teachers and staff. I deeply care for our students, teacher & staff, and school. I want to see LRE continue to grow and thrive.
Emily Harris

I have a son in pre-k, and another son who will be in pre-k in 2 years. I have lived in DeKalb County the majority of my life, and went to DeKalb County public schools K-12. I would like to be a part of the future of Laurel Ridge, and want my sons to have the great experience I did growing up.
Garnette Wootten

I'm a parent, have lived in the close area for about 10 years, and in Atlanta my whole life. More than all of that, I think the school can better serve the students and community and want to help to with that.
Lauren Haws

I've been a member of the LRE community and active on the PTA in various roles for six years. I'm a former DeKalb County teacher and currently work in pediatric physical therapy. I strongly desire to support the teachers and staff at school by being an active participant on the PAC and working alongside the community to achieve the best learning environment possible for our students. I plan to advocate for best practices and support our teachers in this pursuit. I recognize the importance of strong leadership at the school as we move towards hiring a permanent principal.
Melissa Patti

I am a Army Combat Veteran a former LPN.
I currently sit on the Druid Hills Booster Club Board
as Secretary. I have done Meals on wheels, in
the past. I have a great interest in my community
and the things that happen in the schools in which
my children attend. I have a unique ability to view things
from different perspectives and am capable of being non-biased.
I look forward to serving Laurel Rudge Elementary in the
best way possible.
Sarah Mosely

My background is in speech language pathology and disability research. I have a brand new kindergartner and am very interested in contributing to the principal candidate search process as we are just beginning our time at Laurel Ridge. I am also eager to help facilitate ongoing increased communication and collaboration between school administration and the local community. Because of my background working with and advocating for people with disabilities, I am particularly interested in promoting an inclusive and accessible environment for all Laurel Ridge students.
Stephanie Bialek

As a LRES parent for the past seven years, I value a strong school community that fosters academic achievement, collaborative partnerships between home and school, clear communications, and a culture of diversity and inclusion. I have three children in the DCSD -- a 6th grader at DHMS and 4th and 1st grade LRES students. Professionally, I am the communications chief for the Strategic National Stockpile in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I have served as the Laurel Ridge PTA fundraising chair and book fair coordinator and spearheaded neighborhood support to establish the LRES Care Closet.


Poll Group: 2022 Lithonia High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Annella Williamson

I am a mother and grandmother of students attending Lithonia Middle School and Lithonia High School. I have a always had an interest in the well being of kids, mine and yours. My career has been in property management for the last 20 years where I encounter people from all walks of life. I am currently a Licensed real estate agent. I along with my mother and older daughter owned a competitive cheer team called Bold Atlanta Allstars where I assisted with over 40 girls and their parents.

My collected experiences has called for me to exemplify my leadership skills.
Damon Luster

I am a single Dad who loves to mentor teenagers. I currently coach a number of the students from Lithonia HS in AAU basketball. Over the summer I helped to coach the JV basketball team in league play. Ive coached HS football in MI and OH and ive also worked as an intervention specialist for Michigan Collegiate HS in MI in which I was responsible for serving as a liaison dealing with conflict resolution strategies for students with issues. I am currently in the process of starting a mentoring program which would add to the value of this initiative.
Franques Coffey

I have volunteered at least 8 hours every year for each of my 3 students every year through middle school. Helping or donating wherever it’s needed. In the cafeteria, classroom, parent center or maintaining the exterior of the school building. In the times that I have visited Lithonia High School I was displeased with some of the things I’ve witnessed and I feel there is a disconnect between the faculty, staff and students. I wish to serve on the council to be a bridge and better those relationships.
Gaylyn Parker

I am a parent who has been active in my children's lives and has been on the PTA in Mississippi for several years. I have done volunteer work in the community for the school and church. and being a person who is not from here I can bring a different prospective. I have headed several projects with positive results.
Jamie Spaulding

Hello, my name is Jamie Spaulding and I served on the PAC council for Lithonia Middle School form 2021-2022. I am a registered nurse and I was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia. I have a sincere concern and passion for our community to be successful, and to produce positive outcomes for our youth of tomorrow. I look forward to continually serving our community.
Janzell Brown

I have sat on Principal Advisory Council for three years at Lithonia Middle School and I would like to continue to be an effective leader in moving forward with outstanding needs for Lithonia High School.
Krystal Lumpkin

I'm interested in doing whatever I can to make sure my child has an acceptable experience at Lithonia High.
Lena Mapp

I worked as a substitute teacher and I'm very concerned about ours children's in schools today and any impute I have and be helpful for the children and teachers and working with others parents and staff members and here to help in any way that will succeed for the school year and children's etc. and the principal Advisory council.
Marion Williams

Background: I have over 30 years of experience in construction and commercial real estate. I retired after 22 years at the DeKalb County Property Appraisal Department.
Volunteer experience: Commissioner Johnsons "Tree of love" Christmas toy drive , I mentor new commercial real estate professionals for the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) designee program.
Why I want to serve: At this stage in my life I realize the value of giving back. My contacts and work experience will be a great asset to the Principle and other stakeholder in achieving there goals for Lithonia High School.


Poll Group: 2022 Lithonia Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Aerial Benjamin

I think that I should be president of the school council because I have past experience with being president of PTA.
KaLandra Hatton

Hi I’m Kalandra Hatton

I wish to serve the PAC in regards to the students
Activities safety no bullying zone limit the violence and peek they’re minds doing workshops team building exercises what to look forward to tomorrow and how to heal from yesterday’s transgressions these young adults need a concerned parent who cares about there tomorrows and how to remain focused although they’re kids there’s only do much to enforce and I wanna bring support hope educational enlightenment to our adolescent future im here for us all we are the village and the kids need us concerned parents
Keyatta Marshall

I am an accountant and business owner, I have volunteered previously with the LMS football team, and assisted as sports trainer. I wish to serve on the PAC to be a voice in the community and to find ways to help our students with funding for extracurricular activities.
Sylvia Russell

I don’t have experience with this, but I hope to gain some. I want to be involved with my daughter and her school and I hope this will be a great starting point.


Poll Group: 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Bahijah Ali

I have over 5yrs of being on PTA executive boards; over 4yrs on SLT (School Leadership Team) board which is similar to PAC. I’ve volunteered at my children schools events, banquets, etc. I am a parent/advocate for my children so being part of a committee that helps to better the education & learning experience to better my/our future I would want to be part of. Relocating from NY to GA I’ve been trying to be more involve in the community & my children schools. I am presently on the PTSA board at my daughter school (Salem Middle School).
Charmaine Gray

I am a current educator in DeKalb County School System. I have been in education since 2000 serving as a high school teacher in DeKalb and a Graduation Coach in Atlanta Public Schools. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to assist in the collaborative effort of bringing our community of parents, businesses, stakeholders together to work for a common goal; the improvement and development of our school system. As well as elevate the voices and creating an involvement opportunity for parent, student, faculty/staff and community.
Dalemeta Jackson

Well I have been seeing alot of kids going threw alot of things drugs abuse and not having but one parent in the home. I know that it is hard for not just the parent but the students as we why cause they know there mom are stress especially with one parent trying to do it all. I am a victim of being bullied i was bullied from my 3rd grade to my tenth grade yr I know how it feels. Me being elected would really give me a chance to try and save some of our kids today
Dawn Battle

I’m originally from Albany,Ga. I grew up in Dekalb County attending Stone Mountain and Redan High School. I have my Associates Degree in Business Management. I’m a lady of Zeta Alpha Psi Sisterhood and I help coordinate our community service events from donations to activity volunteering for various occasions. I would like to serve on the Principle Advisory Council to be more involved. I want to help in anyway possible to be apart of the solution that everyone seeks.
Dean Slater

I have been in ERP Implementation and adult education for business for over 30 years. I have built and managed several dynamic and thriving teams in both the business sector and within Non-Profit. I feel like I could bring a unique experience balance of great and not-so-great results.
Fatina Woodruff

My name is Fatina Woodruff. I am a mother of four. I have my last child attending MLK Jr. High school. I am a very concerned parent at is try to be involved with my child's education. I am a working mother. I try to provide all of the necessary things of education for my child. I my younger days, I used to do a lot of volunteer work with my oldest children schools. For an example, PTA meeting and volunteer with school trip with the children. I would love be apart the PAC in order to help make a difference.
Kevin Bush

I am a product of Dekalb County Schools. I have been involved with the PTA since 2010. I first served as the Secretary of Browns Mill Elementary PTA (2012). Subsequently I served as Vice-Chair (2013-2014) and Chair (2014-2016). Continuing my service with the PTA, I served as Chair for Salem Middle PTSA from 2016-2019. In addition, for nine years I have been a member of our local Boys Scouts of America Troop 3411, based out of Kelley Chapel United Methodist Church. I currently serve as the Scout Master and Safety Chair and have done so for the past five years.
Kimberley Satterwhite

PTSA President of Salem Middle School. I raised student awareness in various areas of ever. Effectively communicated with staff, students & parents pertaining to different issues going on in the school. 100% results in resolutions. Volunteered with various 501(3) agencies raising funds as well as putting in volunteer time to help with different events. I was also out in the community getting donations for the school. I'm very effective communicator. Believing is achieving.
Quaterris Varner-Reynolds

I have approximately 14 years experience in education. I have also served as a volunteer in various school systems as classroom parent/liaison. Furthermore I have hosted extracurricular activities for schools. I wish to serve as a member of the PAC to further bridge the gap that exists in my child's school to help make it a better learning experience from him and all other students.
Sherry Matthews

None I don't have any experience.
Simone Singleton

I do not have any experience. I have worked in non profit all my life. I purchased my home in Stonecrest and would like the children here including my daughter to have the chance to get a proper education in a safe school that has proper funding. I see schools in the same district with better opportunities. Our children needs the same treatment to be successful.
Takela Bradley

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory council because I am more than willing to be used as a vessel within the community. There are huge gaps between the school and the community. I feel I can be of great service, seeking opinions of students, faculty, and parents, respectfully destroying ignorance of any kind with healthy conversations and research. It takes a village and I wish to be a link in the chain!


Poll Group: 2022 McLendon Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Lisa Clark

I volunteered at Peachtree Baptist CDC as a teachers assistant a long time ago but I also have 2 children in the school and live in the community. I have a personal interest in the success of the school and all of the students attending. Both of my parents were teachers, my mom at several private schools and my father was a professor at Emory, and so I understand the importance of a healthy relationship between the community, parents, students and faculty of any school.
Thomesia Scales

I am a hardworking dedicated mother of two amazing and beautiful little girls .I'm a very involved parent and want to do whatever I can to help and lead at my daughters school .
Todd Cofield

I was on the PAC committee last year. Did a lot of volunteer at the school.


Poll Group: 2022 McNair DLA Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Asia Guiles

I am a mom of two daughters. I have always loved volunteering and working closely with educators. Throughout my daughters Pre-K school year, I volunteered, and contributed to finding cool ways for the children to learn as well as Building parental involvement; particularly focused on how to increase parent and family engagement to ensure student academic success.
Brandelyn Harris-Crumedy

I would love to serve on the Advisory Council b/c I believe we need some honest and dedicated individuals that would have a voice to speak out for our children and non verbal children. I would love to assist in finding ways to keeping our kids safe. I am a native of Decatur,GA and I attended Tilson Elementary, McNair Middle and McNair High. I'm an advocate for autism, my 4 yr old was diagnosed last year and I'm an advocate for epilepsy. My 2 yr old was diagnosed last year also.
Kimberly Binns

I am an artist entrepreneur by profession. My previous volunteer experience includes serving as a youth cycling coach for 10 years. Currently, I volunteer as a member of a community art advisory committee. It is especially important to me that our kids have advocates for their educational experience and outcomes. I firmly believe that parental involvement and partnership, in support of our teachers and principals, is necessary for successful student outcomes, increased community support of local / neighborhood schools and contributes to overall school morale.


Poll Group: 2022 McNair High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Barbara Jarrett

I work with The Department of Transportation for 20y until rei retired, as a Project Construction manager also as and Human resources. I was a meeter of the GDOT association and volunteered for different activities with the state of Georgia. I love children a youth leader and minster at my church. I have a bubbly personality and can get along with anyone. I like to make sure that children are treated Fair and schools have what they need in order to teach our children. I love to get parents involved in activities with the school.
Charlene Salter-Legend

I was the PTA president at Burgess Peterson for 3 years, PTA president at King Middle for 3 years, and I served on the APS SPECIAL EDUCATION advisory board to the superintendent!
Ernestine Dixon

To learn about helping young adults to apply themself of having and adult to be in place and listening without judgement but seeking their interest and how to seek what is need for their next level of life positive , I am a daycare teacher from 1985 to present t and I love children to see them grow to student
Karen Williams

As a parent myself, of two grown adult children ,ages 32 & 26 male & female. I also have a 16-year-old male son enrolled at Ronald E McNair High School., & a 12-year-old 6th grader in elementary school. My mother is a retired early educator. I have served as a Parent Volunteer in the past, at Cedar Grove Elementary School where Miss Lewis served as my daughter's school counselor. I was a active parent volunteer within the kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade classrooms. I'm a firm believer as a parent it takes a village of motivational, inspirational, positive spirited minded
Ruthie Pumphrey

My name is Ruthie Pumphrey, I have lived in this area of Dekalb County for 50 years. I am a retired Registered Nurse, a Protestant, a mother, a grandmother and a registered voter. I have volunteered at three elementary schools in Dekalb County and is presently volunteering at McNair High School. I want to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because of my desire to support young people, teachers and others in the school system.
Shirvany Rucker-Wright

Greetings!
As an esteemed parent within the Obama/McNair school district for the previous years, I was afforded vast opportunities to implement support, integrity, and a devout respect for our educational system.
When my schedule permits, I commonly render an extension of servitude within my community.
Keep Dekalb Beautiful community activism, Clifton/ Barack Obama PTA, Gresham Hills Community Council, Parent of the Year awards, or your "FAVORITE" Pharmacy Tech at your local Walmart previously, essentially initiated an amicable rapport within our community which continues to respectully sustain. It's imperative to harmoniously sustain amongst the Students, Parents, and Educators.


Poll Group: 2022 McNair Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Amber Melendrez

I am Amber Melendrez, mother to three DCSD students at McNair, Wadsworth and Obama. I am seeking a position on PAC in order to develop and support initiatives to help students and staff of REM excel. I have a vested interest in serving the children of our community. I have served on the Executive Board of multiple parent groups, from 2017-present. I have 25 years experience in the Financial Technology industry; currently in the role of Technical Project Manager. My experience coupled with my desire make me an ideal candidate for the REM PAC.
LeVar McDaniel

My background is of professional and blue collar career and work experience, I have extensive experience in community organizing, political grass roots organization as well as at risk out reach programs. I’m father to 4 outstanding young men ages 24,21,20 with Fareed being the youngest at 12 also 1 daughter age 15, Being an Atlanta native educated in the Dekalb school cluster I feel could definitely help as a councilmen, Thank you.
Rodney Tate

I am a successful individual and I want to see the youth succeed as well as I did with the correct guidance


Poll Group: 2022 Midvale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Jarrod Loadholt

I am a DeKalb County Schools parent, attorney, and public affairs professional seeking to serve on the Principal Advisory Council. My work includes extensive work with government at every level, includes some education policy work, and formal training in law, public policy, and government that I believe could be useful to the PAC. I am also the son of an educator and a social worker who believes deeply in our public schools and would welcome an opportunity to serve.
Jennifer Burton

I have worked in education in a neighboring school district for over 20 years. Strong community support is vital to the success of schools. Midvale and the Midvale community have been wonderful to our family. I’d be honored to give back by serving on the PAC and support this amazing school in anyway that I can.
Matt Holmes

I have had the privilege of serving on Midvale's PAC since 2017, and as PAC chair since 2018. Working alongside Dr. Dougherty and, before her, Dr. Satterfield, I have gotten to see first hand the systems and people that make Midvale the best school in DeKalb County. As the father of a 5th grader and a 1st grader, I hope to continue the work of the past five years to make Midvale a great learning environment for future generations. The PAC's biggest responsibility is to support and advocate for our school leadership. I look forward to doing that again.
Meldrena Chapin, PhD

I am interested in enhancing the well-being of all of our students at Midvale. Creating community and partnerships as key to this effort. I would like to support Dr. Dougherty as she continues to succeed in leading a great team. My experience as a professor of architecture will be very beneficial as Midvale moves forward with long-range planning. Design thinking can be used to resolve a tremendous amount of issues, not just environmental ones I hope to put the skills to use for the benefit of staff, students and the Midvale community


Poll Group: 2022 Miller Grove High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Dara McIntosh

I am a results-driven emerging learning and development professional consistently excelling in the field. Over the past 15 years, I have held a myriad of roles in career services, employment and training, job development, employment services, business services, and training creation and facilitation. I have volunteered with several community service projects via my sorority such as the VA, March of Dimes, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Soles4Souls. I am resourceful and compassionate with the ability to effectively motivate, understand, and relate to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, and cultures.
Nayana Ferguson

My name is Nayana Ferguson, I have over 20+ years' experience as a financial analyst and am currently COO of my own businesses. I have past volunteer experience within the Michigan school systems for both of my daughters and I feel that my involvement has helped not only my children, but other children in their classes. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to help improve student achievement and continuously help to improve their education.
Shinelle Murrell

I have a background in education. I have volunteered at Nicole's various schools. I would like to serve on the Council to help increase parental involvement and assist the principal in making plans to do those things. As a member of the Lithonia community for the past 30 years, I would like to participate in the school and see positive growth within the community.


Poll Group: 2022 Miller Grove Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Charity Johnson

I am an active parent of 2 girls & guardian of a 3rd girl who have all been student athletes in DCSD. The oldest 2 graduated from Miller Grove HS & currently attend Albany State University.

I moved to Georgia in 2018 w/ an extensive background in sales, training & customer service supervision. I am a licensed REALTOR here in the Metro Atlanta area w/ the goal of making home ownership possible for everyone in our community.

I truly believe that involvement in both schools & community can & will create positive change in Dekalb County.
Keith Nixon

My name is Keith Nixon, and I am the father of a student here at Miller Grove Middle School. I've lived in the Dekalb area for over 10 years. I am currently employed by Fulton County Schools as a social worker. I have always been a strong advocate for children with IEPs or 504s. In the event that I am selected for this position, I will work with the administration to ensure parents' voices are heard and to maintain a healthy level of communication between the school and parents.
Lawrence Washington

I wish to join the Advisory Council to make an impact on school decisions and in my community.
Tanisha Fleming

Hi
My Name is Tanisha Fleming and My son name is Michael Fleming and he is a sixth grade at MGMS. I am former Treasurer of PTA Oakview Elementry school. I truly believe parent involved in their child education is important. Very important that a child knows that their parents cares about their learning experience and be there to support them throughout their school years. Most kids dont have support but when they do have support a child can do much more and achieve many goals in the future. I would like to join the concil to help out.
Tracie Wright

I have been in community service for over 20yrs working with early childhood development,G.E.L.I.(Georgia Early learning Incentives),Randlin Homes providing homes for veterens released from prison. I now work with elderly for the past 10 yrs. Being a mom later in my life, I am inclined to be involved in my own children education and well-being! I have always had an active role in their schools. Until COVID. My child has struggled at Miller Grove Middle School. And I'm excited about the new authority and want to be helpful for All the beautiful children. Education is key to degrees and Success!


Poll Group: 2022 Montclair Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Byron Castellanos

Graduated in pedagogy in my country of origin.
Kathy Manzanarez

I am Kathy Manzanarez, used to work at Montclair parent liaison, I want to join the committee to make a change at Montclair, be more involved in the school and help the school with anything they need. I love Montclair because I know how hard the teachers work and or the principal to make the school better. Montclair has help my son tremendously into loving school.


Poll Group: 2022 Murphey Candler Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Adam Ledgister

As I believe in the growth of my children I desire for the school to not only be a place of discipline education but also a place of roast I’ve observed in the past that teachers were not as observant as they should allow for my children to have a safe and mentally safe environment protecting them from other children that character and behavior. My desire is to be a staple of communication moving forward.
Felicia Cody

Good Day All,
My name is Felicia Cody. I am a wife, mother, and an Entrepreneur. I am the proud parent of a second grader at MCE. Although my child is in the second grade, I have been a responsible resident in this neighborhood for about 8 years. I have been a resident of Dekalb county for approximately 23 years. Moreover, my children have attended MCE over the last 8 years. I want the best for all the children in our community, so I look forward to partnering with my community and the staff of MCE. Thank you.
Juliann Lewis

My name is Juliann Lewis. I am 30 years old. I am a mother of three. Recently married my loving husband in 2020 . Raised with loving parents in the church, I was quickly introduced to volunteering. I’ve been volunteering over my whole lifetime. My church truly encouraged me and showed me how important volunteering is for community and ourselves. This is my daughters first year of school, and I would like to be involved in some way.
Karla Cwetna

I have been an educator for over 16 years; experience includes teaching in-person and online, coaching teachers, developing curriculum, and developing and facilitating professional learning for teachers, administrators, and district leaders.
I earned my PhD in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia State University (2016). My research was focused on the roles of parents in online mathematics courses.
As a teacher, I have personally experienced the power of working WITH parents to provide the best educational experiences for students. Now, as a parent myself, I recognize the significance of teachers, administrators, and parents working together as a TEAM even more.
Kiara Felder

No volunteer experience but I would like to start being part of the solution.
Steven Anderson-Ballard

Business owner
Truck driver


Poll Group: 2022 Narvie J. Harris Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Gina Foster

I would love to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I am dedicated to supporting the education of all students. I have 20 years of experience in education. I am a servant leader and instructional leader who plans and executes strategic planning for school performance, teacher engagement and academic solutions. I have created and organized community partnerships with proven ability to build rich relationships to implement effective solutions in student achievement. I currently support Principals and School Governance Councils with ideas for implementing academic and organizational innovations, and provide support with school budget approval and overall school governance.
Libra Wise

I have been a licensed real estate agent, and investor for 17 years. I also own a Towing Service company. I was the PTA President at Cedar Grove Elementary in 2011. I have volunteer every year at the school since my daughter started school. My daughter is now in her 4th year of college at UGA. I like participating with the school to find ways to make the school and community improve.
Rodney Triplett

I have served on the advisory board in the past while my older daughter attended Narvie J. Harris. I volunteer monthly with my Prince Hall Shriners Temple. I take my daughters education serious and look to assist in making that process the best it can be!!!


Poll Group: 2022 Oak Grove Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Denise Bringslid-Crouse

I have extensive experience in elementary education as a teacher, instructional coach, and now as a school administrator in another metro area district. I am excited about the current initiatives at Oak Grove and would love the opportunity to serve on the PAC to support the growth and achievement of OGE's students. I have worked with Cognia (STEM certification) and have served on local school councils & governance teams for multiple elementary schools, providing input on instructional resources, staff professional learning, budget and talent development, and STEM/arts integration. I have a Pre-Ker at OGE this year. Thank you!
Katie Borodin

With nearly twenty years as an attorney, I made a life-long commitment to counseling individuals in important and sensitive matters. Service being my primary goal, I believe I possess a skill set which would be of assistance to the principal and to the Oak Grove Elementary community. I am happy to help in anyway possible and understand the importance of the Advisory Counsel in making decisions for the school. I am hopeful that I may serve for the entirety of my daughter's term at Oak Grove and am ready for the ride! Thank you for your consideration.
Vaidehi Avadhani

I am a physician with asian ancestry. My interest in childhood education, psychology and development stems from experience in pediatrics in medical school. I am also an educator currently faculty in Emory University and work closely with medical students and residents and am keenly aware of the challenges children face in the real world. Currently, most of my volunteer experience is in teaching the less advantaged to postgraduate students. I would be happy to serve on the PAC and share my experience.
Zachary Wommack

Before becoming a stay-at-home parent, I was an active volunteer with the Atlanta Braves Foundation and at the Fox Theatre as an usher. I’m co-president of the PTA at Oak Grove and Vice President of Student Activities at Coralwood. I wish to serve on the PAC because I believe parental involvement in schools is key to our children reaching their fullest potential. I see opportunities for improvement every time I enter one of my children’s campuses. I believe that with strong leadership from both parents and the administrations, our schools truly can become public schools with that “private school feeling.”


Poll Group: 2022 Oakcliff Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Nur Uddin

I'm an accountant. I wish to serve on the PAC because I believe I'm the right candidate, and I can make improvements and make changes that would be better for the kids.
Sandy Chavarria

I participated in a PLO at my son's former childcare center/Pre-K and on the Hightower Elementary PAC from 2019 - 2021. I was the Hightower PAC Chair for 2020 - 2021.

I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I want to actively help to strengthen relationships between parents, teachers, students, and staff at OES. I also want to help retain and increase parent engagement at OES. I think by advancing opportunities in the home, school, and community a student's learning and academic experience can be enhanced.


Poll Group: 2022 Obama Magnet Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
AnnTonia Garvin

Hello, my name is AnnTonia Garvin born and raised in Florida, recently relocated to Georgia. I have a criminal justice BA and a Masters in Education. My work experience is 10 years as a child protective investigator with specialized in human trafficking and substance abuse. Currently I am a probation /parole office. I love to work with kids, speak for kids along with voicing their thoughts in an adult manner. I was very involved with my community back home while supporting /mentoring children. With all of my history in children and families I am am open person willing to go
Ashley Hall

I am Mrs. Ashley Hall King degree in ECCE, taught 7 years, member of GEEARS. I served as cheerleading coach for the Gresham Park Rattlers and have also assisted the coach at McNair Middle School where my daughter is a cheerleader. I wish to serve on PAC because I would like to serve as the bridge between our children’s homes, the community, and school. I would like to promote positive changes in the way our children and families are served in the school and community. I would also like to strengthen the school- home- community relationships. It takes a village.
Chartese Williams

I am a mother of 6, real estate agent and business owner. My goal for serving as a PAC member is to insure that I have a voice in my kids future. During our extended time at home I was able to realize the value of partnerships. Having the opportunity to partner with the principal advisory council is a step in building a foundation for a fortified future. I have volunteered for a range of things over the years; class parent, event help, PTA, and field trips. I would look forward to serving the school how I can.
Kimber Davis

Date 09/6/2022

Dear Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology,

I Kimber Davis, would be a great fit to help provide excellence and giving full devotion into learning the skills and needs for students, staff, and community. With experience working with others, learning different aspects of life and being able to understand every situation. Helping students get involved in positive activities, creating after school help for students in need. Getting our community engaged more into our kids future of success. Providing a steady foundation under great leadership and addressing all concerns to create a better outcome.

Sincerely, Kimber Davis
Shauna Brooks

I would like to take an active position in helping our school and district reach it's full potential. Focusing on serving the children and their families, while considering the hard work of the school administration and bridging those relationships can be a guide toward continued success. In my career I have had the opportunity to work with people of varying backgrounds and positions in life. Helping people navigate difficult circumstances while administering complex policies in an empathetic manner is what I do in my career. I would like to be of service to the Dekalb County Schools community.


Poll Group: 2022 Panola Way Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
ALEXIS HARRIS

I have a background in the creation and implementation of community based programs specifically for women and children; in addition to utilizing harm reduction strategies for individuals who need mentorship. I have a passion for helping others and volunteering with organizations throughout the state. In full transparency I rather assist in this capacity instead of "complaining or advocating" with no resolution. Administrative staff needs support too. Some assume because they're the leaders that they have all the answers ane that's not true. I'm glad for this opportunity to assist the leaders brave enough to service Panola Way.
Amanda White

As a mother of five and a former Elementary school teacher I am committed to the wellbeing and exceptional education of the children in our community. Our children are the future and education is their foundation. Collectively the Principal Advisory Council can assist in cultivating excellence among the youth.
Andrew Thompson

I however do not have any experience with the principal advisory council, im willing to learn everything, that need to be learned.
Courteney Spivey

Last year I was a part of United ways fostering family leaders parent leader ship program where we also conducted community projects to help the community I also help with feeding the homeless and giving food and clothes to people in need I’ve put in a lot of suggestions to the school panola way especially about their dismissal and how it should be more safer If elected I will continue to give suggestions and help in anyway that I can I just want kids to have a wonderful and safe school year
Ebony Hill

I have had the privilege of being apart of the advisory board for my child’s school twice before trying at a chance of being on it here and the experience every time was phenomenal. To be able to be behind the scenes building up the extracurricular activities, helping with grant writing for certain things needed for the students as well as fundraising to build on the school was all so wonderful to be apart of and I would love to be able to be apart of that again.
ERICA Miller

My children have been attending Panola Way for the past 3 years & we love the school. I manage a Team of Butchers at Wholefoods in Chamblee, Ga and have been with the company 8 years. Most of my volunteer experience has been with HIV positive patients but I would like to make the change to children, especially at my children's school .
KOURTANEY ALEXANDER

I'm a single mother of two, and I have been involved in donating to my community for years.I have also had experiences as for as working vat the YMCA being a mentor for the youth. I wish to serve on the principal Advisory council, because by me being a young mother , I feel like I can connect more with the youth as for as they education and can relate to some of the students back ground. I also feel like the parents and staff would love the input that I can bring to our students , to help them


Poll Group: 2022 Peachtree Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Danielle Gordon

I am the proud parent of a PMS 7th grader, Austin Eagle and a Chamblee HS Bulldog. I worked to bring different perspectives to my childrens' schools, including on issues related to mental health and history. Each child is unique and PMS should continue to strive to meet the needs of all. I will work towards that goal in serving the community at PMS. I work full-time and recognize the challenge of being an engaged parent and head of household. As your parent representative, I would be privileged to relay your perspectives and concerns, and continue to increase school transparency.
Jazmin Duque

As a public health professional, Spanish-speaker, and mother of an 8th grader, I would like to offer my expertise serving on the PAC. Ms. Perez was very welcoming during the PCMS orientation and I embrace her call for collaboration in a diverse setting.
Jessica Camp

I am deeply invested in my child's and our community's education system and will help provide insight that will help benefit our school.
Marissa Evans

As a parent of two daughters, I am committed to making our schools the best they can be. I just completed my second year on the DES PAC and my first as a Peachtree Middle PAC member. I use my access to advocate for students and staff, and make connections in the community to better our schools. My goal is to use my knowledge and expertise to help Peachtree shine. In addition to my day job as at Veritiv, a Fortune 500 in Sandy Springs, I am active in National Charity League and as president of the Peachtree Volleyball Club.
Stephanie Stephens

I am a Sr. Quality Engineer, with degrees in biology, chemistry and a MBA. I am currently a member of the Chesnut ES PAC and my daughter is new to Peachtree. I take pride in being an active parent within the school system. I would like to join the Peachtree PAC to continue to contribute to the community and serve in any capacity needed. I am goal oriented and will work to make sure that I provide the support needed to the principal and staff, where needed.
Wendy Carpenter

I am a former TV Producer - making commercials and short films. My career in the world of media has given me the opportunity to live and work all over the world. When my son was born 11yrs ago I decided to dedicate my life to his growth and development. We moved to Dunwoody as it offered diversity along with high ranking assigned schools. Sadly this is no longer the case for our Middle school. I strongly believe that we can get back to our former high standards/ranking if we have strong, determined PAC members.


Poll Group: 2022 Pine Ridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Dalora Najera

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor by profession. I have served in volunteer positions in various settings, including community fundraising for HIV/AIDS, providing support and resources to women battling postpartum depression, and various community projects hosted by Hands On Atlanta. I am the mother of a Kindergartener new to Dekalb County Schools and I am concerned by what I've seen so far, and the school year hasn't even started, yet. I hope to be a voice for parents facing multiple unprecedented challenges as we try to support our families and community.
Joneeta Parker

I am new to the state of Georgia. I have volunteered many times at my daughters school in Alabama. It gives me an opportunity to become more familiar with the school programs z& curriculums also lending a helping hand where it may be needed. I also have experience In volunteering in nesting homes with medical aid and dietary assistance.
Kiara Milner

I have worked with the children for over 10 years and I have volunteered in several schools for over 13 years.
Tenille Carlos-Bey

I’m a Mother of 2 students in the Dekalb County School System.
I’d like to serve as we need fresh ideas & input & bridge the gap between the school & community, without Parental engagement we lack as a whole in the community, and cannot expect change to happen. I have the best interests of the students in the forefront & willing to share my time & resources to assist in bridging the gap.


Poll Group: 2022 Princeton Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alexis Newton

I Alexis am a single mother of 8 sons. My oldest is college. I feel life experience alone has brought to this decision to now be more involved in the school system. I have been in the Lithonia area now for six years and would now like to give back.
Aniece Prince

I am a custodial grandmother of 3. Was a single mother of 2 by choice and have raised a total of 8 girls and 4 boys. Great parenting skills in every aspect.
Dana Wilson

I'm a public health care provider by trade, a mother, wife, and grandmother. I volunteer my expertise in health and wellness at local health fairs and my church where i serve with a spirit compassion and excellence. I serve on the health ministry and the entrepreneurship ministry. I'm always looking for ways to give back, and by serving on the PAC would allow me the opportunity to continue to serve and advocate for the best interest of our school and the community we serve.
Dawne Loggins

My name is Dawné Loggins and I am an advocate for a strong and supportive educational experience for my children. I work in the Mental Health Industry and I am currently in school obtaining my second degree. I am a successful business owner and I believe in giving back to the community in which we live. I’ve volunteered at many levels from leading projects from Hands On Atlanta with over 200 volunteers to volunteering for the school book fair. I believe the success of our children lies in our ability to guide them in a supportive environment.
DIMEJI OLADELE

Originally from Nigeria in Africa I have a profound interest in education which I believe is the bedrock of every successful society. I have a bachelors degree and I currently work in the car manufacturing industry. I have had the privilege of volunteering a couple of times at the Junior Achievement center as part of the CSR at my job and it was quite an experience passing on knowledge and making an impact in the lives of kids. I would therefore like to contribute in whatever capacity at my child's school and also make an impact if given the opportunity
Jasmine Barlow

I am a college graduate, insurance adjuster and business owner. I have volunteered over the years for several years community based events. My knowledge and skills gained in my professional and personal experiences with my own children and youth I’ve mentored will allow me to serve on the council and understand the direction of education and life experience of todays youth. A new perspective is necessary in order for our youth to succeed in the new age of life.
Jataisha Davis

I have been teaching at a special needs day care for over 10+years.I love to be around kids just as much as I love to see them grow into future leaders. I would love to be a helping hand not only in my only sons life but also in any kids that may need that extra support. I am open to learning new things and willing to do what it takes to make our schools better and our kids leaders.
LaCheryl Banks

I've been working in and with the community all my life by feeding the homeless, and hungry, created a non-profit to support the community in low-income areas to help teach families about income, saving money, credit, and volunteer work to feed veterans and families that are less fortunate. My passion has always been to help and be effective in my community. Now that I have a child I want to help impact the youth to want to be positive regardless of their situations.
Paris Campbell

I would love to serve in the Principal Advisory Council to be an active participant in our community. I want to help Princeton Elementary in anyway I can. I am here to help our kids in this new generation succeed and brighten their future.
Raychale Reid

Good Day,

Thanks for the opportunity. I haven’t done any formal volunteering but I would like to start giving back to my community. What better way to start with my sons school. I have made care packages for the homeless and my children and I served them. I’ve made donations to back to school foundations to help children go back to school prepared. I wish to serve on the PAC to be the example of service in my household.
SETH GHOLSTON

I am a graduate of Morehouse College and I am also affiliated with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Georgia here in Atlanta. I currently serve as the Asst. District Deputy Grand Master. Our mission is to serve the community by giving back to those in need and for the progression of society. During my son's matriculation through Princeton I have been present to assist at each opportunity to do so. I wish to serve so that I can be an instrumental part of this school's progression.
Shanyce Collins

I have volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia also other small organizations with helping donate and clean up our communities in Philadelphia. I am a new resident in Georgia and my agenda is to learn and help as much as I can with Princeton to learn the culture of the school and community. I look forward to meeting new people and learning new things about Princeton!
Sheena Johnson

I am incredibly hands-on and vested in my children's educational journey, not only my children but all children who will be affected by the decisions implemented. I have served as a Vice President for the student body counsel at my girl's school. In addition, I volunteer at all events for my three daughters; school, sports, and church.
Stanesha Kirk

I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I received my Doctorate Degree in African American Studies last year. I currently volunteer with the American Red Cross and Blood Bank. I am also a member of the Piedmont COVID Response Team. I would like to become a member of the Principal Advisory Council so that I can be of a service to the principal, teachers, and students at Princeton Elementary.
Tanessa Arnold

I am a mother of 4 so I understand what it means to be responsible and accountable for something that is bigger than yourself! I have always been an advocate for healthy change and improvement. I would love to be apart of the council and have a hand in implementing new ideas and following through to serve and better equip our communities for the betterment of our children. We cannot just say that our children are the future we have to mean it! It takes a village and we must encourage the village to get involved!
Tichina Hogan

My name is Tichina Hogan. I am a graduate of UCLA with a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Gender Studies. I have a passion for education and teaching children. I have previously volunteered as a Curriculum Director for a Youth and Children’s Ministry within the inner city of Los Angeles. I have also worked as a college mentor and served as a liaison to high school students pursuing higher education. My diverse background and ability to work with diverse children has given me a greater insight on education and it’s contribution to the world.


Poll Group: 2022 Rainbow Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Cynthia Lucas

I am a former teacher, now raising our grandchildren within this school system. I have served on the advisory board at my previous school for several years. I have a vested interest in the education of children. Supporting principals, teachers and students is a life’s work that I enjoy doing. I bring knowledge and experience to the table as well. Working alongside likeminded individuals to better our children’s educational experience is my honor and privilege.
Tynise Woods

My name is Tynise Woods. I am Civil Engineer and have held jobs with Georgia Department of Transportation and Dekalb County Government. I am currently working as the Deputy City Engineer for the City of Stonecrest. I love to volunteer and participate with any and all school activities. It's been rough to pursue this passion because my daughter started school right after the pandemic. Being elected for a seat on the PAC would allow me to be more involved with my child school and help bridge the gap between DCSD and the community.


Poll Group: 2022 Redan High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Kelvin Watson

Worked as President of PAC at Tucker Middle School, worked as student Liaison at Southwest Dekalb High School, PTA member of both schools for ova 6 years with 2 children, Lead Parent working in direct contact with principals. & teachers. Organized mentoring program at schools between upper class students an entering students to reduce fights by 70%, assisted with transitioning to knew schools that gave support to freshman an boosted more positive attitude (huge success). I’m in the real estate industry, an entertainment doing movies, commercials, simply living a positive fruitful life. I’m here to help.
Keyara Thornton

I'm a 39 year old work from home mom. I've served on the Pta for E.L. Miller Elementary as well as Redan Middle School. I pride myself in my involvement with my children as well as their schools in order for them to accomplish their many goals. I enjoy serving my community and doing my best to help everyone succeed at every level.
Marilyn Miller

I have volunteered in the past through youth ministry through my church. I wish to serve on this Council because I feel that the more we are involved with our children we as a community can strive to guide them in the right direction to prepare them for the real world.
Tiffany Duncan

I have over 15 years of business and brand management and homeschooling my kids for 4 years. I'm a very active and involved parent that provide both positive and negative feedback to the school for improvements. I care about and encourage children whom I have interactions with and being on this board would allow me to make a difference on a grander scale.


Poll Group: 2022 Redan Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Kelvin Watson

Worked as President of PAC at Tucker Middle School, worked as student Liason at Southwest Dekalb High School, PTA member of birh schools for ova 6 years with 2 children, Lead Parent working in direct contact with principals. & teachers. Organized mentoring program at schools between upper class students an entering students to reduce fights by 70%, assisted with transitioning to knew schools that gave support to freshman an boosted more positive attitude (huge success). I’m in the real estate industry, an entertainment doing movies, commercials, simply living a positive fruitful life. I’m here to help.
Macushla Sanchez

I am a very dedicated and loyal wife, mother and, Paralegal and business owner. I have lived in Gwinnett County for more than 10 years and have recently relocated to Dekalb County. I have volunteered and substituted in that county during a portion of that time. I would like to be apart of the Redan Middle family and assist the faculty and student body in a positive, professional manner to be an asset to our families and community at large.

I am very excited to be a part of our student body and render my services where deemed necessary.
Peter Douglas

My name is Peter Douglas and I have always played a very important role in my daughters education. In her previous school ( Lauderdale Lakes Middle) I worked with students to explore their musical & acting talent and provide them with the opportunity to record in a professional recording environment. My goal is to educate the teens on extra curriculum activities which will allow them to make use of their spare time while exploring exciting new opportunities in the music industry. I am currently enrolled and attending college at SAE Atlanta college earning a degree in the engineering field.


Poll Group: 2022 Rock Chapel Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Akeeli Martin

I am a very dedicated person and I have had experience in being a peer counselor in my community for disgruntled young people. I am strong believer in discipline and being respect to people. I can be very impactful in areas needed for growth.
Leonia Moore

An experienced and motivated multi-unit leader with proven success as an innovator, as well as strong leadership and project management abilities, I possess a wide range of knowledge and skills that will allow me to contribute to the success of a growing organization or Advisory council.

My background includes leading retail operations, developing owners and operators, sales collaborating strategies to drive business revenue, and customer service success for a highly successful and reputable multi-unit corporation. I am also experienced in developing and mentoring young professionals for personal growth and development to pivot growth in their careers.
Valencia Thornton

My background includes 30 years in education. I serve on the Education Development committee for Stone Mountain Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. I wish to serve on the PAC to help parents navigate through these unprecedented times as our students try to close the achievement gap because of the pandemic. I pledge to come up with resources that will help parents help their children in math and in writing,


Poll Group: 2022 Rowland Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Eleanor Scott

I am a mother of four, grandmother of 5 and guardian of a 4 year old. As a retired educator forging positive relationships between the school, families, students, and local business community is imperative to promote superior student achievement. The past performance is a baseline spring board to identify the gaps, to assess current needs, trends, dynamic changes across all ethnic and cultural groups for each grade level. Each child must have an equal opportunity to excel and achieve their highest potential in a safe, clean, engaging, caring, environment. All cultures possess gifts, skills, and talents which can support learning.
Jori Jones

I am a mother of three children who stress the importance of education in order for them to be ready for the world when the world needs them. My work experience is in Retail management for the past 15 years, and customer service is a specialty of mine. I am interested in participating as an advisor to Mrs. Jones to gain experience and preparing for the years to come in other schools. I have also volunteered in building the new playground for Rowland in 2019. That was a lot of fun.


Poll Group: 2022 Salem Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Bianka Gray

As a parent of students that attend Dekalb County schools, I would like to be more involved in decision making. I believe more parent involvement can bring about positive changes and improvements in our neighborhood schools and I’m eager to be apart of that positive change.
Cammeca Vernon

I am interested in making a impact in my community. To ensure that all students are given the best educational opportunity and experience.
I feel with a solid community and collaboration of parents and teachers our children can excel.
My current job role is a facilities and event manager at Coyote Logistics,
I monitor, manage, and execute day to day operations of the Atlanta based office. I have 10+ years of previous customer service experience. I strive in my personal and professional life to always leave a positive impact with those I encounter.
dequavion mathews

I am a dekalb county schools graduate of MLK high school I have an background of working with kids with special needs and a number of volunteer workshops I have hosted
Ernestine Middlebrooks

I have worked with all age groups of kids in childcare. I love kids I live watching them grow. I would like to get involved because I want to be more active not for just my kids but all kids especially the ones that not receiving that nurture and care from home.
Esprita Attigah

I’m a concern parent that would to see our students succeed in life as they become adults. I’m trying to become a more partisan in my son school
Felicia Cody

Good Day All,
My name is Felicia Cody. I’ve been a responsible resident of Dekalb County for over 20 years. I’m a wife, and a mother of four, as well as I’m an entrepreneur. My daughter is in the 7th grade. I would like the opportunity to join our school school and our community establish collaborative cooperation. Finally, I currently serve on the PAC of my elementary school. Thank you.
haadiyah flagg-Matthews

I am experience in diverse customer service working with youth and seniors. I also have experience in business and currently a entrepreneur. I volunteer monthly with non profit organizations to help our communities such as soldiers’ Angels feeding the Veterans in our communities. I am very involved when it comes to my Children education and believe it is vital to support the youth because they are our future. I will be a great asset and would look forward to partaking in the best way that I can.
Jessica Thomas

I am originally from South Georgia, recently relocated last two years. I am very experienced with working with my community and the school system. I am very knowledgeable about needs of my community. I am also an active parent and have worked in the healthcare field for past 20 years. I am also very skilled in fundraising and putting together programs for our youth. I am interested in this position because I feel that parents need a voice and some extra education on how we can make things better for our future which are our kids.
LaToya Jackson

I am the parent of a wonderful 8th grader. It requires the Parents, Administration, Teachers and Students to work together; in order for a school to be great. I believe that Salem Middle has everything we need to make sure our students exceed beyond expectations. I own several successful businesses. I have a Business Administration Management Degree that allows me to be an asset to any organization I invest in. I have served on Campbell Elementary (Fulton County) Parent Advisory Council and served on The Principal Advisory Council and held the position of Parliamentary. Our children is our future.
Latrice Littles

I am a very active and involved parent of several children in the school system. I've served in the Army National Guard so I'm disciplined and tactful. I'm also in the healthcare field which helps me be very detailed oriented and resourceful. I feel all these traits are what's need on our board.
Pink Jones

I am a mother of 5 and grand mother of 16, current employee with IBM for 25 years. I worked on the Principal Advisory Council at Flat Rock Elementary. While I worked on the Principal Advisory Council, I was asked to help select a new principal. Malik Davis was the candidate that was chosen. I strongly believe in education and when the community supports the school it does make a difference. I believe in a strong PTA that works with the School by using our time, voices and money to make things work better for all.
Raven Daniels

My name is Raven Daniels. Im a graduate of Mercer University and I have worked in the Social Services field over 6 years now! I’ve worn many hats from a Child Sexual Assault Victim Advocate to Foster Care Specialist. I am Certified Professional Life Coach and I currently work as an Outreach Coordinator for Cascade UMC, where I spearhead monthly outreach initiatives for Fulton and Dekalb County. My life’s mission is to be who I needed as a child by not only showing up for my one son, but the children in our community as well.
Stephanie Byrd

I am a proud graduate of Dekalb County schools and work in higher education. I have two sons in the district, a 6th grader at Salem Middle and a 3rd grader at Bouie Elementary. I am passionate about parental involvement. My goal is to take that passion and actively act as a link between the school and the community. My commitment and experience include various PTA roles, including serving as committee chair, secretary, and currently Vice President. I feel my involvement in these roles has provided me with skills that will make me an effective Principal Advisory Council member.
Tangela Washington

I am a community Service advocate, Founder of the Aloha Alpha Omega Sorority, Board member of an alternate Fraternity, Board member of Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta and I have a 12 year old & 2 grandchildren currently in the Dekalb County school system. Formally educated at Kaplan University, with a degree in Human Services, I am a certified Master Life Coach and simply want to be an integral part of our school system.


Poll Group: 2022 Sequoyah Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Lucrecia Ortiz

I want to volunteer for the school activities
Saul Sanchez

I want to volunteer for the school activities
Yesli Garcia

I am volunteering to work with students and the community.


Poll Group: 2022 Shadow Rock Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Adrian Grier

I have volunteered over 180 hours in the early learning setting, and I have 7 years teaching experience in grades K through 3. I have a love for teaching and learning. I believe that my comprehensive understanding of the public school system and my Interactions with the public school system on the parent side gives me a unique perspective. I believe my involvement on the PAC will strengthen the gap between parent and school communications.
Charlese Watson

I worked 8 years in higher education as an admission representative where I created and managed art camps for high school students and assisted them with their admission process to college. My main background is in tv producing, social media/marketing, and graphic design. I’ve volunteered with 21st century leaders and wish to serve on the council because the school needs more parents involved.
Lucille Herndon

Since 2010 I’ve volunteered for programs through the boys and girls club, neighborhood daycares and I also coached youth basketball.
Tarekka Anderson

Background is government. I would like to stay abreast of what is going on in the school system and to share my thoughts and ideas.


Poll Group: 2022 Smoke Rise Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Afton Mayes

The majority of my working background is as a Property Management professional in multi-family housing. In addition to this experience I have served as an active member of the PTA in Dekalb County and Gwinnett County schools. I am a former Girl Scout troop leader and have actively volunteered with organizations such at 48in48, State Farm's Million Meal Pack, several back to school drives and at various shelters throught Metro Atlanta. I wish to serve on the council to help, in any way possible, as an asset to the students, staff and parents.
Jacinda Moses

As an Atlanta native I've supported Hands On Atlanta projects. I work as a child care Sunday School teacher at Rehobooth Church in Tucker. I could provide added value and input to our education system.
Jessica Burns

I humbly wish to be considered as a candidate and serve on the Council to better serve my community and local school. I have volunteered for many positions that including serving as a CASA volunteer for three years and currently a Community Of Hope Volunteer. I've also served as community events with my child's previous school including charity organizations and school events. I was also born in Tucker and speak Spanish and English fluently so my hope is to include a community that may otherwise shy from events due to language barrier. Thank you for the consideration.
kamiko leggin

I have been operating my own tax and business consulting firm since 2017. I am currently working to obtain my master's degree in Sociology. I am an avid volunteer with my sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, as well as on the campus of Georgia State University. I would be interested in serving on the principal advisory council because having a voice concerning the welfare of all dekalb county schools is important to me as my passion for learning and growth for children are intricate part of who they will be as an adult.
Kelle Adams

I am most passionate about helping others, and this motivation has been a driving force in life. I thrive while leading teams to success & excel at remaining calm under demanding pressure. The satisfaction from my work mirrors the fulfillment I receive from helping others in my time outside of work, whether it’s friends, family, or neighbors. My personable nature immediately sets people at ease. I have a genuine interest in learning about individuals (where they’re from, their aspirations, what inspires them). Most recently, I worked on a research project focused on ways to redesign the Stone Mountain monument (https://www.gensler.com/gri/beyond-the-stone-giving-voice-to-an-inclusive-south)
Mardasha Mcmillan

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Counsel because I am a parent who believes in setting the standard for leadership, responsibility, and accountability within our children and our community. Being apart of a team that directly affects my ur community is a effort that I willing to commit to and would absolutely be proud of. In the past I’ve volunteered for the VA hospital to help Veterans, in college I was apart of the Student Government as a secretary, and also student programming board, where we allocated budgets, planned events, voted on decisions and more.
Maria Damian

I had the pleasure of serving as the PAC Chair for SRE for the past 2 years and I currently also serve as the Co-Chair of Tucker Cluster Council. During this time I also served on the SRE panel for Cognia Accreditation helping our school to become STEM Certified and on the Construction Committee representing SRE in interactions with DCSD and BOE Representatives to ensure the outmost safety of our students and that all the needs of our new building are addressed by the District. It would be an honor to continue to serve the wonderful SRE community! Thank you!
Sarah Blount

My background volunteering experience began in 2014 when I committed to 4 years of co-op involvement with my kids preschool. I served as a teacher assistant once a week for all 4 years. Also I volunteered on multiple additional projects through out those years. I volunteered with the PTA at Parkside Elementary for 4 years as well, helping with a variety of projects and fundraisers. I hope to bring a valuable perspective that represents the opinions of the parent body. Thanks for your consideration.


Poll Group: 2022 Snapfinger Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Catherine Wells

I honestly don’t have much experience as a volunteer but I would like to help children as much as possible. As my child has ADHD but because it doesn’t really affect his learning it may be looked at as misbehavior. My goal would be to would be to see how we as “the village” can help children excel in school that often labeled as a behavior problem. I would like to bring more mental health awareness in to parents who may not know.
Titus Ferrell

I was a Teaching Artist and Facilitator for 5 years. Going to schools and working with teachers as well as students discussing topics around Trauma, Trauma sensitive approaches to student interactions, well-being, healthcare, etc. I've volunteered at Snapfinger Elementary a few times over the years. I would like to serve PAC because with my Teaching Artist skills and skills in media I believe I can make a difference in a modern way.


Poll Group: 2022 Southwest DeKalb High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Anashay Wright

I believe empowered parents are one of the best partners a principal, Community and schools can have. However, parents are often left out of decision-making. We are one of the most underutilized and untapped resources in a school District. As a proud DCSD Parent; I’m ready to connect Parents, Educators & Leaders to create future ready classrooms, communities and schools.
Dr. Valerie Murphy

Dr. Murphy is vested in career development and growth through sharing practical business knowledge and mentoring individuals in their careers and academic pursuits. Her connection to the community shows in her entrepreneurship from owning an IT business and leadership company that offers individual and corporate training in career decision-making, and emotional intelligence. She is a practiced IT corporate professional with 30 years of expertise in business process, management, strategic planning, project management, leadership, and training.

Valerie has a BS in Computer Management, an MBA with a concentration in Project Management, and a Doctoral degree in Business Administration
Jacinda Moses

I'm a Dekalb County native. I graduated from Dekalb County School system. I've progressed into leadership roles within the county. I've obtained experience working and living in Dekalb county and as a parent I can provide input based on education, past and present experience.
Kory Branson

I have 20 years experience in the field of social services and currently work for a national provider. Additionally, I have volunteered in multiple youth sports activities and with the church. I hope to offer additional perspective to the council and in the spirit of working together for our youth.
LaShawnda Liphford

I believe in putting our children first by showing them that you can do anything you put your mind to. Bring back the way we taught growing up and show them as kids what you can do to stay motivated and encourage them to be the best! I believe if the staff, parents volunteering occurs the kids would be motivated.
Nia Imani

I served as a PTA President for 2 years. I operate a nonprofit organization to encourage young girls continue their education, become aware of peer pressure for sex and drugs and build self-esteem to say no to drugs to prevent teenage pregnancies. I’m a pastor for a local ministry. We do outreach with clothing and feeding the less fortunate. I have a BA in Business Administration and I am an Accounting Entrepreneur with years of experience in taxes. Family oriented. And very concerned about the future well-being of our children.
Omoni Williams

Volunteering is the corp of my being. We moved to the area last year and have been getting settled. At our previous military base I volunteered with the base spouses club, was a Girl Scout troop leader and on The PTO and or the PTA at my children’s schools. I also volunteered with the United Service Organizations (USO) through the year as well. I volunteered with vacation Bible school at our church and as a community coordinator in our neighborhood to create events for the the families to connect and bond.
Shevondah Leslie

I am interested in serving as a PAC member because I believe that it is important as a parent to be engaged and involved in your child’s education. I also believe that it is important to help children that have parents that are not or cannot be as involved as they would like to be. I have served as a PAC member, including in leadership roles, at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts as well as at DeKalb School of the Arts. I am also a repeat parent (2007-2011) of SWD and I proudly served as a band mom.
Tracey Farrie

My reasoning and purpose is to continue to support and live out my vision I have been a advocate of Dekalb school system for the last 35 years I enjoyed being involved I enjoy expressing and being supportive of my school.


Poll Group: 2022 Stephenson High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Elise Gillison

I have always been an active volunteer of my children’s school while they were in elementary. I have over 5 years experience in volunteering with the teachers, principal, secretary, etc. I would like to serve as an advisory Council to the principal because I care about all students education and their well-being. Also, getting parents involved is one of my greatest assets. I know I will be a great fit for this position.
Marcia Benjamin

Hi my name is Marcia Benjamin , I hold a master of science in Guidance and counseling and a second Master in psychology. I have worked in the field of social science and mental health for the past 28 years . I have the experience of working with students and parents as well as family members in the community .I have conducted groups and other social skills with young people and their families . I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to provide my skills and services you the school and the community .


Poll Group: 2022 Stephenson Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Alima Dadzie

I am currently working as requisition/planning officer for Syncreon. Have been a teacher in the UK and Ghana for over 5years before I relocated back to the United States with my family.
I want to be able to find my way back to the education department and I believe serving in the school board will help me find my way back to the education system.
Bethany Lawrence

I am a former Middle and High school instructor from the state of Florida, I held this position for 15 years. I love to be involved in my kids education and being new to the area, I'd like to play a greater role within this school system. I believe that it takes a village for systems to work surrounding our youth and being apart of growth is always a positive factor. Helping in any capacity is my goal!
Chiquita Clark

I have over 15 years of customer service experience and has always worked as a excellent team player. I have volunteered with Camp best friends in the past and also with different organizations to feed the homeless. I wish to join the principal advisory council because I want to assist with making a difference within the school and community. I want to be able to voice my opinion on how we can assist with making things better.
Elise Gillison

I have always been an active volunteer of my children’s school while they were in elementary. I have over 5 years experience in volunteering with the teachers, principal, secretary, etc. I would like to serve as an advisory Council to the principal because I care about all students education and their well-being. Also, getting parents involved is one of my greatest assets. I know I will be a great fit for this position.
Mahogany Reynolds

I’m A Woman Of God First, A Mother and Wife. I Love Kids Helping Them to Achieve anything They Think They Can is My Priority. I Don’t Mind Helping Out Around The School When I’m Not Working as an CNA. Look Forward to Learning More About This Opportunity.
Tatiana Couben

I love our kids a d feel not enough people fight for them in the right spirit.
Torrey Chastine

I've been on the PAC board for two years my while my son attended Princeton Elementary. I think the PAC is a excellent board. It allows the parents to have a voice for there child school. The PAC allows you to meet with staff members for to hear about current discussion.
Travena Wilson-Evegan

I was Princeton PAC Co-Chair and Stephenson middle PAC chair. I am very vested in the growth and empowerment of every kid. Our kids are our future without them we have no future. I want to continue to be a part of building out our future. We have work ahead of us, and I am willing to continue to give my time, energy, and ability for the betterment of our kids. My profession is within Information Technology. My passion are my kids and seeing them become successful in whatever they put their minds to.


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mountain Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Brianna Whiteside

As a new parent to Stone Mountain Elementary it would be an honor to serve on the PAC. I am passionate about advocating for children and have numerous volunteer hours at both YMCA as well as youth group homes. I take pride in being apart of the village that helps mold the future.
Dixia Carner

I am a mother of 2 wonderful students. It has been a moment since I was able to attend meetings but now that both of my children are attending Stone Mountain Elementary, I have more time to be attend meetings whether they are in person or via zoom/webex. I feel that so much more can be done for our scholars and I would love to be a part of this journey for them. The world is not as safe as it use to be and it would be a honor to look out for the best interest of our scholars
Kendra Campbell

I would like to be obligated to serve as a member of this council to enrich the council of students.


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mountain High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
santana hurry

I am very hands on when it comes to children. Children seem to connect to me for some reason. I'm very compassionate and considerate. I've volunteered over the years back home at my local daycare. I also volunteer now to assist children with homework assignments. I wish to serve on the principal advisory council because I know I will be able to assist with making a positive change in many students lives.
Selena Phipps

I am currently a Program Manager at Morehouse School of Medicine, and devoted to all levels of education to increase literacy and empowerment of learners. I have established a non-profit organization, worked on boards and councils throughout my public health career. I would like to be involved in how my community prepares the next generation to be life long learners, and I will bring my experise from academic medicine, community partnerships, grant writing, and spanish speaking skills to the council.
Tenesha McDonald

I'm currently an Loan Servicing Manager for Marlette Funding. I've been a PTA secretary, most of my volunteering comes from extra curricular sports activities, things like score board keeper, snack rotation, delegating pickups/drop offs, fundraisers, and meals on wheels, which we had to stop unfortunately due to vaccine requirements. Joining the PAC provides me with an opportunity to be more involved in my community, I'd love to know I played some part in making a difference and being a part of the change I'd like to see in our youth instead of being on the sidelines.


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mountain Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Dottie Thomas

I was on the Principal Advisory Council at Stone Mountain High School under Dr
Jones, Principal, and a cheerleader mom volunteer. I started at Stone Mill Elementary School as a parent volunteer working in the front office for two years. PTO President for three years until July 31, 2022. I would like to be a part of the Principal Advisory Council because I believe it is important for parents to have input in activities in the school. I enjoy being a involved parent and partner in my child's school.
Kendra Campbell

Evaluating ways to understand and improve elementary and middle school.
Kenethia Parker

As a mother of three I try to be very involved in my children's academics. From a different county for the first time ever is very new for me. I haven't heard many good things about DeKalb county and I feel if I can help in any way possible make things better, I want to try! Every child needs someone to tell them they can do it because a lot of children today don't have that.
Martina Poore

Solid background in property management and working with families in low-income, inner-city areas. Also, have ran a company (small business) for 15 years. Volunteering experience includes being a crisis counselor, working with mental illness, and organizing large events with the City of Chattanooga (before relocating back to Atlanta in 2007) and working directly with the City.

I would love to serve on the Principal Advisory Council in an effort to be more involved with my child's school and to work with families and make an impact in my community. I have legal guardianship of Jazmin.
Monica Miller

I have been a personal assistant for the nonprofit organization Tasf ( Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Afeni Shakur for 10 years! I was on the PTA as Vice President at Brumby elementary school while Landon was in attendance. I volunteer with our church passion regularly! I feel I’m devoted to ensuring that not just my children by others know we are all we have and knowing there’s always support for them and not to give up
Sakita Fleet

I have a background in accounting. I am also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star organization and we do community service and charity work all year long. I wish to be a part of the council to be more active in my son’s education. I want to learn more about what is available and options for assist children in obtaining a better education.
Terri Belnavis

I am a mother of 6. My oldest is 19. I have been involved in the school system as a parent. I worked in child care. Volunteered at the schools my children attended.


Poll Group: 2022 Stoneview Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
dzire veal

I like to volunteer in the community and in schools and work churches
Shapphira Washington

I work in Childhood Behavioral Science at CHOA. Before I began working in this field, I taught Special Education in a Dekalb Elementary School for 5 years. I’m passionate about our children receiving an education that is representative of what they deserve. I’m also passionate about children learning the emotional skills they need to cope in a healthy way throughout life. Not only do I live in this community, I serve on a volunteer cleanup service for this community, I have 2 children who receive an education in this community. I believe I can be an asset to the board.
Shirletta Adams

My name is Shirletta Adams and my son. Carter Adams is a first grader at Stoneview. I work as a healthcare provider at Georgia Regional Hospital for the last 12 years. I love children and the geriatric population. I would be an honor to serve on the Principal Advisory Council.


Poll Group: 2022 Toney Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Adrian Rucker

Background in a church of Christ, where volunteerism was the spirit. Volunteered with Matthew 25 since childhood through college. I build bridges between those who need, and the particular need. I just want to serve. That is my gift. I want to help in the success of our children.
Kristy Williams-Atkinson

I have worked as a Community Liaison and activist for the Toney Valley Community for the past 10 years. My oldest child excelled at Toney Elementary and so will my youngest. I was the PAC Chairwoman last year at Snapfinger Elementary and pride myself on being apart of the BIG picture for the betterment of all student and staff.
latrese King

Hello, I have served as Secretary on the PTA for 2 years. I have also served on Columbia High PAC and also serve on the PTA. I am very involved and love to be apart of anything the schools need.
Shenika Harris

I think it would be a great experience to connect with the school as well as the community in ensuring positive steps for the school


Poll Group: 2022 Towers High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Salihah McIntosh

I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council for the opportunity to be hands on in making the kids high school experience as safe, memorable, and successful as possible. Most of my volunteering for schools took place in the elementary schools that my children attended. I volunteered to read to the classes in my children's grades, volunteered for the concessions and face painting for the elementary school's fairs, fun runs and activities. I also volunteered to help the teachers by monitoring groups of students during school trips.
Willie Collier Jr

I served at my kids elementary school and I would like to try again. I volunteered greeting the students, parents and teachers as the enter. 7:00 AM until 7:30 PM


Poll Group: 2022 Tucker High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Amber Carmichael-Griffin

From the ages of 13-17 I served as the head teen advisor for our community in Minneapolis MN. Being on the board I was proud to represent and have a voice. I also represented the military moms when we stationed in Alaska. I am ready to step up and help Tucker High be exceptional. I stand against bullying
Brandy Rhodes

I have been a Mortgage Loan Officer for 9 years and my office is in Tucker. I currently sit as Head Chair of Community Action Now non-profit organization and am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. I come from a Community Activist family so serving the community and our kids is engraved in ny DNA. I would love to serve on the Advisory Council to help bridge the gap between the children, parents and administration.
Brian Payne

Hello. My name is Brian E. Payne. I am a Health\Physical Education Teacher with DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School. I am in my tenth year of teaching at PATH - and I have a total of 12 years of teaching experience. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer - and I worked as a domestic staff person with the Peace Corps in Washington, DC for 8.5 years. I have continued to volunteer by serving as a mentor to middle school age youth. I would like to serve on the PAC to impact change, and hopefully make a difference.
Carla Doan

I'd like to serve on the PAC because I want to be involved with my daughter's school and help support the teachers, staff, and administration to be able to do what's needed. I want to be an effective part of positive community building and engagement among Tucker High School and the local Tucker community of businesses and residents. For the previous 10+ years at both of my daughters' schools, I have served on committees to advance parent involvement and support for their schools and I've assisted with coordinating and being active in community service projects.
Charles Lewis

My name is Charles Lewis I own a gym in Tucker called "SkrrtLab/ Biggirlzmove" I’ve coached at tucker park for several years .Also I wish to serve the school council to try and bring Tucker the same benefits as other neighboring counties and in hopes to at least bring more resources to the school as possible. I am more experienced In the sports side because I own a sports and weight loss gym So I am always traveling seeing new things and may can help in whatever way allowed . Thanks!
CourtneyOmega Doss

I have been a proud community servant and elected official. Community service and intentional leadership is my family's legacy as my grandmother, Yvonne Scarlett Golden made history as Daytona Beach's first black and female mayor. Communication is my superpower and housing is my platform. Families are the life source of communities and without support and empowerment of us, we are limited.
Cynthia Yaxon

My interest in servicing is simple. Since 2016, when I moved here, my community saw me as a lesion. I am that go-to person always there to help everyone and especially in the Latino community, where there is a language barrier. However, I am blessed to be bilingual and be able to help serve my community, especially in being able to empower our children. I believe in community outreach. Being able to provide ideas for resources needed to help our families in our community to be successful in school and help achieve success.
Dr. Tomi Ademokun

My name is Dr. Tomi Mercy Ademokun, is a transformational leader with over 20 years of experience in the field of public health and a former diplomat deployed to Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Island, and America region--serving the most vulnerable populations. I am also the Host of #WellnessWahala podcast, providing public health tips and discussing current affairs Wahala issues 🎙⏭ https://linktr.ee/wellnesswahala. She is also the co-author of ToMuTi Nigerian cookbook. Her greatest honor is being a mom to an awesome Princess Omolayo. She is also a Youth Bible Study Leader empowering high school girls at my Shape and Mountain West Church.
Holly Duncan

I have two students currently attending Tucker middle and high school. I have been volunteering in our local public schools for over a decade and have served on various PTA and PAC boards during this time. I am passionate about the success of all our students and want to ensure that the community is well informed and enthusiastic about opportunities to support THS. I am interested in serving on this PAC to continue to better understand and advocate for the goals and challenges of our students and educators so that together our community can be its best.
Sari Ebb

I am a 45 year old single mother of 1 but, I have many of the students call me mom. I am a NCMA, I work seasonal at Honey Baked ham. I have done volunteering though out the years. I also have been taking care of my Parents since they have fell ill. I want to make sure our students are getting the best education that they deserve. I have noticed that if we as Parents don’t step up to try and make changes. Then how are we suppose to say we did our best. To make it better for our children.
Shenell Waites

I want to be helpful. Help out our educators and students. My granddaughters special needs and I'm always at the school.
Tigist Ebrahim

As a parent of three kids of different ages, I have much direct experience with volunteering at schools and organizations. While my children were attending Dekalb Academy of Technology and Environment Charter School, I volunteered regularly for those 6 years. This included assisting with school events, field trips, fundraisers, extracurricular activities and sports, and community service. I also have years of volunteer experience at the Islamic Center of North America, volunteering at the food pantry, school supply giveaways, and hosted events.
Tonya Joyner

I have an affection for words and have spent more than 25 years in writing and editing. The bulk of those years I've focused specifically on health topics. With two children in Dekalb schools, I support their academics and extracurricular activities in whatever way I can. I've previously assisted with parent communications. I think it's important for there to be two-way communication between school leadership and the community to build understanding, consensus, support and a school environment in which our students thrive.


Poll Group: 2022 Tucker Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Brittany Kinnebrew

I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I want to make sure I can make a change in creating more of a family/community inside these walls. Hopefully we can get back to some sort of normalcy and have more events where parents and staff can interact, not just for conferences. I have previously been a PTA President so I know what it takes to make strides in making a difference. We have to be involved if we want change and I want change!
Dannette Williams

I would love to participate and help out any way I can. I do not work for the school, I work for the Northside hospital for 20 years. At this point, the way things going I would love to be part of anything that you all might need need to do this. I am Terrence Kleckley's mother, thank you all so much for supporting my son. I'm here to support you all to help my son out and to make talk about a place.
Darell Denny

I am interested in an advisor because I am interested in improving our kids education, and making TUCKER MIDDLE the leading example. I am also committed to serve in any position as needed.
Gina Callaway

I have an associate's degree in Business Management Technology from Georgia Piedmont Technical College. I am currently working on my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Southern New Hampshire University. Jordan is my granddaughter. Her mother was my only daughter, who passed away in March of 2020 from stage four ovarian cancer. Jordan is a bright light and extremely enthusiastic about school. I want to be a part of the Parent Advisory Council to have a stake in her academics from the front end of the scale. Tucker Middle School has an excellent platform to start.
meia love

I am an educator who values and understands the committment needed to plan adequately for not only MY children, but for the needs of ALL children in our community.

As a parental and community stakeholder I appreciate the needs of All stakeholders as well...both parents and educators. Participating in the decision making process is a great honor. Blessings to all Dekalb County staff and parents!


Poll Group: 2022 Wadsworth Magnet School Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Douglas Hope

I’m Senior Scientist, Faculty at Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University in Physics and Astronomy, involved in Project Management; I’ve also taught at the University of New Mexico and the U.S. Air Force Academy. My son 5th-grader-WMS, my wife is Social Science professor and Family Therapist-in-training. Having experience in teaching, STEM mentoring underrepresented youth-to-college students, Cub-Scout leadership, Mentor at Space Foundation in Colorado, the AKAMAI STEM Interns, Science Fair judge at University of Hawaii- I’ll improve links between Atlanta's scientific communities and WMS, establish Student Science clubs to engage all stakeholders in consultation with WMS Principal.
Nakhia Hill

I am a proud parent of three but a guardian to hundreds of scholars. As an enthusiastic 20-year advocate of innovative education, I will use my expertise as a math teacher, department chair, school council member, district leader, NAACP chair and most importantly a parent-teacher association member to perpetuate the equitable learning experiences of the scholars at Wadsworth High Achievers Academy. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to further support the vision and mission of both the school and community at large through my Gallup strengths of achievement, woo, communication, inclusiveness, and activation!
Timothy Thomas

I am currently a business owner and have served as a room parent multiple years during my daughters years at Dunwoody Elementary and at Wadsworth Magnet School for high achievers. I also obtained a certificate in Early childhood education and development and was a certified Youth worker with the state of Kentucky in the past.


Poll Group: 2022 Woodridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Briana Vaughn

I have a background in retail and hospitality management. My volunteer experience has come from serving my community through food banks and Girl Scouts. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to help Team Woodridge continue to grow, thrive and prepare our students for success.
Jamisha West

I am a graduate of a south Dekalb County School and I believe that our children can thrive in this school district as I did when I graduated from Towers High School in 1995. My child is now in Pre-K and I see that parent involvement is key and necessary. I want to play an active role in the success of not only the school my child attends but the schools in the surrounding area. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve and support Dekalb County School District.


Poll Group: 2022 Woodward Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Celenia Kiernan

I am the mother of a second grader at Woodward. Being a part of the PAC allows me to be involved in her education by being informed and providing my support to the school community.
Elaine Childs

I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to support Woodward Elementary and all the wonderful things happening there.
Pauline Odeh

My background is in Finance and I am currently with JP.Morgarn Chase bank. My mission is to continue to learn, grow, and serve as much as possible. I just moved to Georgia from Houston; where I had the opportunity to volunteer as financial counselor with Cypress Assistant Ministry, an organization that has been helping those in need for the past 26 years, with its crisis management outreach program. I also volunteered with Champion Forest Baptist Church as a fourth Grade Bible Teacher, a part of young Christian bible teaching program by the Church. And I'll like to serve on
Prince Mathews

I am a Vice President for Truist. I volunteer at my church


Poll Group: 2022 Wynbrooke Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Kelly Waite

My background is in finance having worked in banking, wealth and money management for over 20 years.

I was nominated and served on the Rowland Elementary School PAC when two of my children attended the school. It was an amazing opportunity to work with the school and other volunteers in my community.

I wiuld like to dedicate my time and efforts to volunteering at Wynbrooke, one because I have a daughter enrolled in pre k, but also so I can give back to this community.
LaToya Prather

Presently, I serve as a Pre K teacher in the metro Atlanta area as well as the executive board chair for Parents Prosper Non Profit Organization. I come with a wealth of knowledge in terms of lobbying for funding as well as volunteering. Serving in customer facing positions has afforded me the opportunity to work with people of all walks of life. It is my hope that serving on the council will allow me to be an active member of the Wynbrooke family and present opportunities that will aid in the continued growth and success of my children’s school.
Marketta Powers

I have served on the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) since 2020. I have earned the M.Ed and Ed.S. My Volunteer experience consists of serving at Sheltering Arms Michelle and Barack Obama Center as Vice President of the Parent Leadership Organization (2018–2019). I also assist with counseling and training Homeless Women, updating their resumes and giving tutorials on Business Processes & Procedures for entering the work force.
In addition I participate in annual Feed the Homeless activities. I serve on the PAC committee to be an active participant in creating a shared vision for academic success for our students and stakeholders.
Sandra Hall

I worked in a residential group home for at-risk youths for over 10 years. This experience fortified my belief that it takes a village to raise a healthy well-rounded child. As the grandparent of two Wynbrooke students, I'd like to do my part in helping all the Wynbrooke students excel and reach their highest potential. We can't step into their homes but we can make a huge difference by making the most of the time they spend at school. For the past 15 yrs. I have volunteered as a facilitator for Sisters By Choice Inc., a breast cancer support group
Shundra Burnes

I am a parent to a current attendee of a Dekalb County School student and bonus parent to a former student. I serve my community in by way of providing much needed mental health services pre and post pandemic. I would like to better support the needs of the students by being more informed, involved and engaged with those charged in guiding their education. I believe I can would be an asset offering a different perspective when it comes to collaboration between school and parents. This is due to my work with children whose needs sometimes exceed IEP's and Tiers.


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Poll Group: 2022 Austin Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Aaron Chausmer

I am currently our PAC's chairperson in the second year of my current, expiring term, as well as its representative on the Construction Advisory Committee for the new elementary school in Dunwoody, off of Chamblee-Dunwoody. My role on the CAC will continue until the project is completed. I remain highly interested in our school and I am motivated to continue serving our community on the PAC. Also, I would like to remain in the PAC so that we can continue what we've been doing post-Covid and our ongoing monitoring of the District's Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP).
Adam Griffin

My family has lived in Dunwoody since 2018, but our connection to the community spans far longer. We’ve owned a pediatric services company in the area for 11 years, where I currently serve as the C.O.O. Prior to working for our business, I spent 17 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator in both public and private schools, including 5 years at Dunwoody HS. Additionally, I’ve volunteered as a coach with Murphey Candler Baseball and i9 Sports. I believe that my professional experience and connection to the area will help me serve to the all stakeholders in Austin’s community.
Erica Desai

Hello, my name is Erica Desai and I hope to continue serving on the PAC to represent of our wonderfully diverse Austin community. As a mom of two, whose youngest is starting kindergarten at Austin, I have a keen interest in keeping parents' voices heard and our community involved with developments at Austin and at DCSD as we move forward from a challenging couple of years.
Jasmin Nalluri

Well I have 9 years of teaching experience in India. And I think I could be the Principal Advisory Council and serve for Austin Elementary School kids.Im more passionate about teaching so through my experience I could share my my knowledge and love to kids via the Principal Advisory Council. Thank you
Jason Killgo

I would like to be a servant leader for our school to ensure all stakeholders and the Austin team are well represented. By bringing the teams together in a positive and mutually respectful way our kids will receive the best education possible. My past includes ownership, management, and sales roles within the e-commerce, manufacturing, and banking industries respectfully. Each role required a great deal of team leadership skills which could be applied to assisting our school achieve it's very best.
Jennifer Beasley

As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have the skills to facilitate difficult conversations around difficult issues. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. As a mother with children at Austin, I am passionate about the environment they spend the majority of their day at. I want to hear what the needs of the families are and how to be sure we are meeting them by being the voice for them in these meetings. I want to ensure difficult conversations are happening and resolved.
Jennifer Gustafson

As a new Austin parent, I learned about the PAC and immediately wanted to participate. I have an extensive volunteering history, starting in high school when I more than doubled the required volunteer hours out of a sincere love for helping others. I am a physician (OB/GYN) at Emory and the most rewarding part of my job is teaching and mentoring learners. If elected to the PAC, I will be able to put my listening and mediation skills to work helping make everyone's experience at Austin inclusive and enriching.
Jillian Lyles

My name is Jillian Lyles and I have a 5-year-old at Austin Elementary. I am an active member in Dunwoody, and I love volunteering with my family at DUMC, or wherever possible. I have served on an advisory committee in the past, specifically the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Clemson University as a D1 Athlete. I currently work for Truist as a liaison between regulators and commercial/community bank, reviewing policy and procedures. I have daily experience with working to improve efficiencies through project management, making sure everyone has a voice that is heard, and ultimately implementing positive change. Thank you.
Matthew Stokes

I am the parent of 3rd grade twins and a Finance Director at Cox Communications. Over these past years, we all at Austin have gone through moving to a new building, redistricting of the Dunwoody cluster, hiring new principal, and making it through the COVID pandemic/protocols. Having committed and involved parents is what makes Austin one of the top schools, and why I want to be a part of the PAC.
Michael Lyons

I have lived in the Atlanta area for over 20 years, most recently within Dunwoody in the Mill Glen neighborhood, where my wife Brittany (married 10 years) and I raise our girls Ava (2nd grade Austin) and Elle (Kindergarten DUMC). Recent giving back: Alumni Board (Oglethorpe University, past), neighborhood board (active), and coaching the girls soccer. I work in Corporate Finance for a publicly traded company. I hope to help the PAC in supporting the principal and school to continue driving a positive educational experience for our elementary students, while serving as a voice for the parents of our community.
Nancy Patel

I am self employed I own couple of businesses. I would like to be more active and help make a difference in our kids lives.
Rimi Basu

I am a mom and a pediatrician. I like to be involved in my kids lives as much as possible. I thought this position would give the chance to combine the 2 things I love most. My goal is to help keep kids in my community safe and healthy.
Scott Jarvis

I would like to serve on the PAC to further promote student and parent engagement with the school. I previously served on the PAC during 2019 and 2020 and would like to rejoin. Throughout my career, I have sought to participate in organizations and events where I believe I can have meaningful impact and improve the lives and education of children in our community. I believe the organizations at Austin (PAC, Foundation, PTO) are exemplary and I'd be honored to continue the good work that they are currently performing.


Poll Group: 2022 Briar Vista Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Kassie Paredes

Retired VP, Business Banking and Community Development for a large institution with over fourteen years of experience working directly with community leaders. I sat on the Federal Reserve Money Smart Board: Created a consumer and business curriculum for children and young adults. Board/Committee GMEN, LiftFund, ACE, Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Alliance CID, Aerotropolis Atlanta- Education Committee/ Workforce Committee

Finance BA - UTA, TX

My diverse background will bring a fresh perspective to the opportunities & challenges faced. The type of polarized dichotomy of the educated vs the under-educated leads to income inequality which is unsustainable problems for a healthy economy.
Olorunsogo Adeoye

As a caring and attentive parents, we have seen our child achievement and performance improved over time due to some deliberately crafted home routine, culture, and practices we have created. I desire to see every other child at the BVE school improve in a stimulating and caring environment which can only happen as a result of deliberate collaboration between parents, the school, and host community. The PAC will provide me the opportunity to contribute my ideas and work with other members to further build the school. I have significant years of experience volunteering for not-for-profit interventions in Africa.
Rachel Overbaugh

I moved to Georgia 22 years ago from Indiana. I grew up on a farm and then attended Purdue. Serving is a way of life for many people, and I am no exception. From my early years in 4H pledging my "head..., heart..., hands for larger service & my health... for my club, community, country and world," I have carried this with me some 36 yrs later. It would be an honor to serve on the PAC at BVE to support bridging any gaps that I may identify with my diverse corp, entrepreneur, & FF/EMT experiences. Thank you.
Raegan Williams

I am a parent of a 3rd grader at Briar Vista. This is our fourth year at the school and we have really enjoyed being part of the school community. I have served on the PAC for the past 2 years and it has been a positive and enlightening experience. For much of that time, the PAC was involved in pandemic response. If I am able to serve again, I am interested in this next term being focused on community building, improved communication and the advancement of the Comprehensive Master Plan improvements at BVE.
Rosa Arcos

I believe me speaking both languages Spanish and English could be helpful for the school.


Poll Group: 2022 DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
aleesha jennings

Serving on the PAC would be a great opportunity to give back to my community while strengthening the bond with my children through investment in their educational experiences.

I have experience volunteering at Redan Middle School, and Amy Olvey's Hope Atlanta, with the goal of feeding children during the summer months. Currently, I serve in an administrative capacity to the Ga Dept. of Early Care and Learning; my current career objectives revolve around regulating safe, interactive programs for school-aged children.

I am honored to submit myself for candidacy and look forward to serving DESA in all capacities this school year.
Andrea Gayle

I am dedicated to creating a positive educational experience for children. My background is in Special Eduction, I worked with exceptional education pre-k and kindergarten students in Dekalb for 6 years. I am also a Community Doula, DEI Consultant, and an Instructional Designer. I think I could be a valuable member of the PAC team.
Anicka Watson

I'm an active mom of 3 scholars in the DeKalb County School district looking for an opportunity to serve. I truly believe the proverb it takes a village, so I was excited to see an opportunity in which I may stand in the gap as an advocate for my children as well as all children being educated in the district. Pre-Covid, I had consistently volunteered over and above the required volunteer hours at my children's school and also volunteered with the Make A Wish foundation as a wish coordinator. I believe I would serve as a great candidate for PAC!
Jada Nichols

Collaboration and communication are key aspects to any thriving community. My daughter is in the fourth grade, and Principal Hamilton has already demonstrated to our new family, that she agrees with this sentiment. It is important for me to remain as appropriately engaged in my daughter’s education and development as possible, so that we can, together, make the community a great one. I am a health care provider, college professor, and Girl Scout leader. I would love to use this experience and perspective to be a part of the collaboration and communication process at DESA.
Jessica Vann

I’m a parent of an elementary school student and a parent who loves to stay in the know of everything going on at school as well as outside of school, and to volunteer whenever I can. I like to keep everyone posted on everything that goes on and help others to do the same. I’ve volunteered at my daughter’s previous school on field days and at the scholastic book fair.
Linton Mcclin

I have background in law enforcement and maintenance and feel that I can help to improve on any issues that the school may have I’m open minded quick learner and love to help others
Peyton Williams

Education and the Social and Emotional needs of child is important. This year I have hosted a back to school drive as well as adopted to give children toys during the holidays. My first degree is in education my next degree will be on Child psychology and special education. I am also a Montessori teacher. It is extremely important the success of all children and anything I can do to be apart of the conversation and action is important to me.
Tamaro Bibbs

I am a mother of 3. My youngest daughter is in 7th grade. I have been volunteering at DESA since kindergarten. I am Girl Scout Troop Leader for ten 7th graders. I volunteer at the school regularly. I want to serve on the Principal Advisory Council so I can help in any way I can.
William Brown

Dad


Poll Group: 2022 Dresden Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Maria De la cruz

I was part of the PTO and a member of the Sequoyah Middle PAC. I am a member of the community. I am interested in a quality education, dedicated to parents contributing more time to their children's education. I hope to connect school, students, parents and community in general.


Poll Group: 2022 Dunwoody Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Amanda Ader

I’ve volunteered mostly with animal shelters and special needs situations. I would like to contribute to my son’s school as much as I can.
Brittany Brown-Becker

I wish to serve on PAC to ensure that DES provides an excellent education to all students in a safe and comforting environment. I am well suited for this role because I know the importance of parent involvement in their community’s education system and know the educational arena. I am a former teacher. My legal studies focused on juvenile justice and education reform. I’ve published about the school-to-prison pipeline showing the need for early childhood education, and I am a member of Leaders for Educational Change. Most importantly, I care and have the passion necessary to serve our school well.
Drew Podowski

The son of a career educator, I am interested in learning about and being more involved with childhood education delivery, curriculum, and supportive interventions. Emotional intelligence is a powerful tool, and coupled with data can help us make the best decisions for our children. I want to insure these are the tools we are using when approaching all topics concerning our children and this school.
FNU Ashish Shubham

I am a Software engineer by profession. As time permits I have volunteered previously on field day trips as well as am a current member of spirit wear this year. I love to provide positive feedbacks for progress and betterment of the person/ team/ organization.

The feedbacks I have loved to provide is related with usage of softwares that we use as a parent or any different type of communication or be it any new idea which evolved out of any need that I felt.
Jamie Goldman-Bodkin

I would love to get more involved in the school and work closely with other parents and staff to continue to improve education, communication and relationships between parents and educators.
Jenny Barwick

I want to be connected to the community and school. My son is starting kindergarten and I would like to be involved as he moves through his education journey.
Katie Carr

Hello!
We recently moved from another district within Dunwoody to join Dunwoody Elementary. Our son, Matthew, is autistic and adhd, attending DES and our daughter attends Saint Jude, where I have served on the PTA in board positions for 2 years. I am in the technology department at State Farm and having a child attend a school that pridefully represents our community is inspiring! I drive the golf carts at Lemonade Days and an active member of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. It is most important to my family and myself to influence inclusiveness and diversity in our community. Thank you
kenny holzer

I am the founder and CEO of Skyline Seven Real Estate, a commercial real estate company located in Dunwoody/Sandy Springs. I am a 44-year resident of Dunwoody and enjoyed a public-school education from Woodland Elementary, Sandy Springs Middle and North Springs High prior to graduating from UGA. I am an active community coach at Murphy Candler (softball and baseball), the Jewish community center (basketball) and Peachtree Presbyterian (basketball).

I feel my business background, commitment to public education and ability to commit my time will allow me to be a valuable member of the PAC.
Lauren Cartwright

I am a mom of four girls and a former teacher. My oldest daughter is now in Kindergarten and DES will be our elementary school for the next 10 years. I want to get involved to make a difference in the lives of students and to enrich their educational experience. This is something I have always been passionate about. I have served in different volunteer roles such as room parent in the past.
Megan Lentz

I have been an educator for 11 years. I served on the the Superintendent's Advisory Council as a faculty member in Fulton County, and I have worked in two private schools in Atlanta. I would like to get more involved with DES and help provide insight as a parent and as a current educator in the city of Atlanta. I can offer various perspectives and help better the school for families and employees alike.
Sarita Ganta

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Shelley Megede

Hi! I am the mom of a first grader at Dunwoody Elementary School. I've experienced how great DES is among the schools in our community, and I'd like to serve on the PAC to learn how that happens and help that success continue. I also want to help more people know about the initiatives that PAC addresses. I've served on a parental school advisory committee in the past, and I currently serve on the board of Habitat for Humanity DeKalb County. I hope to now contribute to the Council and appreciate your consideration.
Swati Mishra

To be able to help in education system.
Timothy Thomas

I am currently a business owner and have served as a room parent multiple years during my daughters years at Dunwoody Elementary and at Wadsworth Magnet School for high achievers. I also obtained a certificate in Early childhood education and development and was a certified Youth worker with the state of Kentucky in the past.


Poll Group: 2022 Early Learning Center Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Avis Seagraves

I have my associates in early childhood education And my children attend the early learning center for pre-k3 and Pre-k. I've worked in a daycare as well as after school care. I would like to serve on the principal advisory council because i want to be more involved and understand the perspective of other parents and teachers when it comes to the education and nurturing of the children. I want to know what i can do better to support all parties.
Jasmine Owens

My name is Mrs. Jasmine Owens, and I am a current stay-at-home mom and former Educator of six years (2015 - 2022); 4 within DeKalb County. With my former experience of working with students, parents, and the administration, I would be an excellent candidate for the PAC. I believe in putting the students first when making decisions within the school. It's also important to receive input from teachers and parents when making those decisions. Lastly, student success is inflated when we all participate and work together on their behalf. I look forward to servicing in this role at the ELC!
Kiyah Smith

Served on student body in Law School. Hold a JD and an advanced legal degree (LLM) in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. Over 100hrs of experience as a Mediator for Montgomery, AL courts. Taught primary grades at a private school, serving children/parents from 1st-4th grades, later serving as interim Director for 2yrs until a permanent Director was selected. Understand the 360 degree needs of stakeholders from parents to teachers to administration. Currently serve on the BOD for a nonprofit in an advisory capacity. Wish to serve on the PAC to offer ideas, expertise and organizational support to help ELC thrive.
Larrean Walker

My ultimate goal to serve as a member of the PAC would be to ensure the community and school are on one accord. It is vital to stay active in the community and abreast of what is transpiring to ensure our schools and parents are on task. I believe the success of the student depends highly on the three variables, home, community, and school, being in alignment. This alignment creates an opportunity for improvement in any of the three variables. My commitment to the success of our school and my duty as a parent motivate me to complete the task.
Riqui Alleyne

I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I am fully subscribed to the notion that early education for children benefits the entire family and community in the long run. I am new to having a child in the school system and have fully immersed myself in the process of supporting my child and his teachers at all times. I've been an avid volunteer and organizer of events for about 20 years. I am the mother of a exceptional young man and an equally amazing baby girl. I have the time, talent and gift of service.
Vakethia Coles

I wish to serve on the Principle Advisory council to become more involved in my child’s education and to become more present when new things are being implemented at the school. I'm a product of the DeKalb county school system I always want to give back to my community. I have volunteer experience at various places such as food banks , non -profits organizations and schools. I would be honored to be apart of this experience .


Poll Group: 2022 Hambrick Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Atiya Quick

I am a mother of 4 children ages 16, 15, 9, and 2. I served in the United States Army for 7 years and did one tour to Iraq. I have always been an active parent in my children's schools. I have been a volunteer in my children's elementary schools in New York since 2017. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to be the voice of the parents for my child's school so that I can advocate for change when it comes to the quality of our children's education.
Denitura McCalpine

I am from Sugar Hill, GA and I graduated from North Gwinnett High School. I am currently working for Five Star Food Service while I complete my Bachelors degree in History. Much of my volunteering services were in HS. I was the President of FBLA for 2 years along with being a sports manager for Track and Field and Football. I wish to serve on the PAC because I want to be more interactive with our community and our children build a stronger community for Dekalb county.


Poll Group: 2022 Kelley Lake Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Amber Tyer

I’m a great candidate for PAC because I’m a great parent and leader to others in my community. I also work within my community as a mail carrier. I plan to dedicate my spare time and devote to the school by doing whatever to ensure that education is always top priority! I believe that school leaders and adults in the community should work harder together to protect our children’s future. I plan to make that happen. Even if I am not chosen to serve on council, I plan to do what I can at home to make a difference.
Ashley Brown

As a product of Dekalb County Schools, former student of Kelley Lake Elementary School, former Dekalb County employee, and parent, I understand the importance of investing time into the education of our future (our students). I, currently, work with children in my community in a faith-based capacity. I have a passion to maximize the potential of all children I encounter. I wish to serve in this capacity because I am certain that through collaboration with others, I can be an asset in achieving the goals set by this wonderful school community.
Rodney Daniel

I am a 52 year resident of this Community and A 1979 Graduate of Kelley Lake Elementary. I am very involved in the community from my work on the board of the Friends of NH Scott Park to Coaching Basketball, Baseball with I9 Sports and mentoring our youth.


Poll Group: 2022 Lakeside High Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ali Mohamed

To help the students and I have a couple experience in volunteering.
Brian Fromal

I began work as Director of Overseas Operations for a grassroots humanitarian aid organization in Eastern Europe, affiliated with USAID. For five years, I oversaw aid distribution to orphanages and at-risk communities in Ukraine. Then, I served as a US Naval Officer for 14 years, deploying multiple times around the world. Currently, I am a regional manager at Amazon, overseeing operations for warehouses in the northeast. My non-traditional career path, advanced degrees in public policy, multiple language fluency, and long record of humanitarian and community involvement will add value to the Principal Advisory Council. Thank you for your consideration.
Claudio Bauza

I wish to play a bigger role in the advising school officials in the education of my children and the children in my community.
Janet Christenbury

It would be a privilege to serve on the Lakeside HS PAC as a parent and community member. I have been engaged in the schools my twins have attended since they were in pre-school. I have volunteered as a room/class parent, chaperoned many field trips, and supported teachers with classroom needs/events. I am interested in this opportunity with PAC to support the school, teachers, staff, students and parents alike as we work to make education a top priority in our community for everyone. Professionally, I work in media relations at Emory Healthcare/Emory University and have for nearly 22 years. Thanks!
Jennifer Scott

Proud parent of a Lakeside HS graduate and a rising sophomore with a background in corporate real estate, communications, change management and community development. Growing up with teachers and administrators gave me a unique perspective into how schools operate and I want to help make our schools the best. I previously worked for Hanover County Schools in Virginia for several years and learned there about the power of community support and the true difference it could make for community schools. I want to be that advocate here.
Mary Talukder

I have served on the PAC for Oakcliff elementary for 10 years and I wish to bring my contributions to the Lakeside family. I would like to be a part of my daughters education and also create a more rewarding and meaningful experience for all the kids at Lakeside. I am particularly interested in volunteering on field trips for 10th grade.
Natasha Williams

I have an extensive background in early childhood education. I gained this experience from volunteering, employment, and obtaining a Bachelor’s in Human Service and Early Childhood Education. I’m currently becoming familiar with Business Administration and Nonprofit Management in graduate school.
I do not have any experience in a high school setting, but I would like to become acclimated with the culture, whether it’s on or off the committee.
Natifa Mustafa

As a parent and former classroom teacher, I have the unique ability to understand the perspective of stakeholders on both sides of a student's life. I carry with me, at all times, the desire to see students be successful and drive to create safe school spaces that motivate and perpetuate student success!
Sonya Marsh

I would like to be a part of this committee to be able to share my perspective on improving Lakeside HS for not just my own child, but for those that are a part of our community. I have ran for school board in Virginia several years ago and feel that a positive parent/community relationship with Lakeside fundamentally increases the success of our children and teachers. Now is the time for parental advocates to do what we can to influence change within our schools. I have a background in HR, and have experience as an advocate within my community. Thanks.
Steve Cannon

I attended Emory and have a BA in Anthropology, Bobby Jones Scholar St Andrews Scotland and involved with Emory Alumni Association. I volunteer with SCF Foundation and a number of school and community related activities in an informal capacity. My wife, Tracy Queen, participates with PTA and LHS swim team. We are Vikings football sponsors. I am interested in PAC to be more involved in our children's school and community. The mission of PAC is inspiring and one I would enjoy contributing to. Thank you!
Suresh Sharma

I have a Ph.D. in Life Sciences and work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. My work involves conducting research to Improve and develop next-generation vaccines and antiviral strategies. I moved from Pennsylvania State University, where I served for more than a decade, training and working with students. I am interested in joining the Principal Advisory Council and sharing my ideas as well as joining the discussions with other team members on board, with the common goal of increasing student achievement and performance.
Traci Lanford

I hope to represent the parents of Lakeside High School by being a part of the PAC. My current freshman is my third child to attend Lakeside. I've been a part of the Lakeside family for 5 years and have 4 more years to go. I hope to use my experience in marketing, fundraising, and as a Lakeside community coach and state athletic official to be a positive, realistic voice representing the parents of Lakeside High School.


Poll Group: 2022 Livsey Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Adrianne Edwards

I’m an academic microbiologist at Emory University. I study infectious diseases and have mentored undergraduate and graduate students throughout my career. As all three of my kids are now elementary school aged, I’ve enjoyed becoming more involved in our community, including volunteering with the local Cub Scout pack. I am excited about the possibility to serve as a PAC member to represent the needs and concerns of the Livsey community and to help Livsey continue to provide a loving learning environment. My goal is to ensure that all students’ academic and social-emotional needs are considered in all decisions.
Alisha Etheredge

I have been a Dekalb parent since 2014 and currently have a 3rd grader at Livsey, a 7th grader at Chamblee Middle, and a one year old. I’ve actively served on Livsey's PTO executive board in a number of capacities, including two years as PTO co-president. I am running for Livsey’s PAC to continue my service to, and advocacy for, Livsey and our incredible students and staff to ensure they have the resources needed for success. I work professionally in public health and also serve on the board of the Frazer Center and as a volunteer with Scouts BSA.
Amy Parsons

I would be happy and honored to serve on the Principal Advisory Council, in an effort to serve our school community. I have previously served a variety of volunteer roles, from being a Girl Scout leader, to a lead role as a volunteer with our local parks, as well as PTO roles in the past.


Poll Group: 2022 Oak View Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Robin Malvoux

I'm Robin Malvoux, I'm a mom of 6y/o son in elementary school. I don't really have a history of volunteering, however, I want to be an active parent in my son's education as well as in other students. I desire to serve on this council to become a beacon of possibilities in my community for a positive educational experience for all our children. I want to help create creative solutions that support families and promote students' educational success. I look forward to hearing back from you all soon.
Sincerely,
Robin Malvoux
Tigist Abegaz

I am interested in the Principal Advisory Council because being involved in education of our youth has always been my passion. I am eagerly active in my children’s education daily. I have a bachelors degree in education with an associate in early childhood education. Prior to the pandemic I was a Georgia Lottery Preschool Lead teacher for five years. The last two years have been the years I have enjoyed the most because, I was able to homeschool my three sons. Having hands on involvement in my son’s education allowed me to assist them in areas that needed attention.


Poll Group: 2022 Peachcrest Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
chioma beasley

My name is she on with Beasley I would love to volunteer in my experience I am also did a lot of community service with new Georgia Project on the Stacey Abrams campaign we also also do a lot of canvas
Jeramia Williams

To better the school better.
Tanita Payne

I have never done this job before but I always wanted to help the kids.
Vanessa Hunt

Play Role In The Principal Advisory Council


Poll Group: 2022 Pleasantdale Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Geraldine Cuenca

My name is Geraldine, I was born in the united states and my parents are from Mexico, I went to school here in Georgia. I have volunteered at Pleasantdale Elementary in the past and would love to keep volunteering and helping in what is needed. I really enjoy helping others, and coming up with different ideas to help our kids. I wish I can be part of the Principal Advisory council because I would like to become more knowledgeable in our kids schools to help them overcome any struggles they have to achieve their goals.
Ouorokia Yedan

I’m a wife, mother of 2, an accountant. I have always been involved in my kids lives outside of the house. From daycare to elementary school ( oldest in E.S.). I have been conferring in both my kids daycare in New Jersey and here as well. Being in principal Advisory Council will allow me to help impact not only my child but other kids as well which is would be an honor.
Sheilly Rivera

I am the parent of a Pleasantdale Elementary School student but do not yet have experience as a Principal Advisory Council member.


Poll Group: 2022 Redan Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ethelyn Weeks

I have volunteered in this school and other schools/learning centers. I have much experience working with parents, teachers and speaking on panels. I just want to help anyway I can.
Nadine McDonald

I have 2 children currently attending Redan Elementary school. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Miami and my Masters from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. I am currently employed in management at a leading organization for addiction and mental health treatment. I wish to serve on the Principal Advisory Council in an effort to better serve my children and my community. I enjoy being apart of positive change. And I am willing to do what is asked to assist those that hold the precious responsibility of educating our children.
Shatoya Session White

I am currently obtaining my degree in sociology. I am a member of Green Forest Baptist Chruch and enjoy giving back to the community. I have a women’s empowerment group and podcast. Lastly, I understand that we are all human and deserve to be loved and cared for. With so much going on in the world, I understand that change starts within and it starts as home. I am dedicated to world change and making the world a better place.
Vannapha Johnson

I have volunteer and childhood development experience. My interest in this opportunity is that I would like to be apart of making an impact for students, staff, and the school district. I've always had a desire for community services and I feel as though this would be a great opportunity to get involved with something bigger than myself.


Poll Group: 2022 Robert Shaw Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Brandi Harris

My name is Brandi Harris my daughter Winter Harper has attended Robert Shaw Theme School for the last 4 years. About me, I have been in Property Management for over 13 years and I currently manage a Senior Living Community. I would like to serve on the Principal Advisory Council because I think that it is imperative for parental involvement with the education system. I think different views from the outside would serve a great purpose for the overall success of the education system that involves our children.
Mangaliso Roseman

I have a background in youth development I was the program director for the Salvation Army boys and girls club Donnelly avenue I also worked with the YWCA as well as program Director for the YMCA I graduated from DeKalb county schools so I’m deeply vested in the progression and the lives of all the young people who live in DeKalb County to be progressive intelligent and leaders of the future
Sadia Muda

I use the following practices to meet the creative development standard believe children need to use their large and small clear to experience their environment children neet to feel warm and cold, dry and wet to lead. What is possible for creating.In my dramatic play area I have a kitchen materials for the children to practice and try out roles they see in their home I believe that as the children grow they need experience using paint


Poll Group: 2022 Rockbridge Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Derrick Alexander

Thank you for this opportunity set fourth on this beautiful morning.
I am a Community Advocate my business is Business development and with 15+ years of Marketing, Management and Administrations experience. I've been Coaching and Mentoring for the Youth here in Dekalb County for 10 years now, working together at Wade Walker, ISA, and Grindhouse training facility all located in Dekalb County.
I'm on the board of our Non-profit board H.I.P H.O.P Ether as the Youth Director that managed the late Tupac Center formerly known as Legacy Garden in Stone Mountain GA.
Currently a Fulltime father of 3,Ready to go!
Marcus Myrick

I have served on the Principal Advisory Council in the passed years.
Sade Nembhard

I am currently a college student. I attend the unsinkable Albany State University, one of the best historically black college and universities. I am a part of the women in leadership community service organization. I am partaking in the modeling expo community service organization. I am excited to help whenever possible to better our community and our children. Volunteer work is essential in the community to help each other continue to succeed and strive for success. I wish to become a part of the principle advisory board in order to show my daughter I care about their education.
Terri Belnavis

Rockbridge needs help.


Poll Group: 2022 Sagamore Hills Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Jen Frenzel

Thank you for the opportunity to submit my nomination. I’m a Human Resources Manager for LocumTenens.com, a job board and staffing company in the healthcare industry. My previous volunteer experience includes Girl Scouts of Atlanta, PAWS Atlanta and participation in various service days in support of non-profits coordinated through my organization. I’m looking to apply my skills in a meaningful way to support my children’s school and the local community.

I thank you for your time in reviewing my candidacy.

Kind Regards,

Jen
MaryHelen Walker

As the product of a large family with many teachers, I have great appreciation for the rewarding benefits that education brings to individuals and communities. I want to help within our school by engaging with teachers and administrators to support their needs so they can focus on growing the love of learning within our children.
I am the mother of 2 joyful and strong girls, and I have a professional background in commercial Architecture and Interior Design. I offer bringing to PAC my perspective and skills that include creative and resourceful problem solving and a mind for pulling together details.
Masfaq Ahmed

Hello,

My name Masfaq Ahmed, and I go by Omi. I currently work for a FinTech company where I manage Cybersecurity Consultants and engineers. I graduated from Kennesaw State and have been in Georgia since 2008. Both of my children attend school here.

Pre-pandemic, I’ve held coat drives for 3 consecutive years and collected over 500 coats to distribute to the less fortunate. Most recently, I’ve organized a shoe box project, where we gathered needed supplies for children around the globe.

By being part of the PAC, I believe I can assist in making impactful decisions for our children.
Patrick Shea

I served 12 years in the Navy as a Submarine Officer. I have a BS in Nuclear Engineering. I am also a Program Manager for Southern Company Gas. I am Leader, an Engineer, and a Manager of Multimillion dollar projects. I look forward to serving the community that I have lived in since 2014. My hope is that I can help support and lead the improvements to Sagamore Hills Elementary School through this position.
Richard Miller

I am a pharmacist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and father of two children. Both of my children are attending Sagamore Hills and both have special needs (Autism, ADHD). I am interested in continuing to serve my community while staying close to the needs of the children. Sagamore Hills is promoting a wonderful environment for effective STEM based learning and social awareness. I am eager to work in upholding the values of STEM education, respect for diversity, and community engagement.
Whitney Godi

I’m a mom of two with thirteen years of working in accounting. I have been involved in fundraising and building non profits and working in admin for my church. I wish to serve to bring diversity and a fresh perspective to the board. Im excited to work with other liked minds to continue to keep our schools great.


Poll Group: 2022 Vanderlyn Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Jamie Davis

Mom,wife, teacher, mentor, staff advisor, team leader and friend are all the adjectives that I would use to describe myself! Yes! I wear a number of hats in order to fill the above mentioned roles, but my experience in each has provided me with the training necessary to enact change and the ability to serve as a representative on the PAC. I believe this opportunity will allow me to use my experience from each of these roles to listen and put into action what the Vanderlyn school faculty and family want to see in our school!
Jennifer Dees

I would love the opportunity to serve on Vanderlyn's Principal Advisory Committee. I have a 9 year old and this is our 5th year at Vanderlyn. I have served on the PTO executive committee as Treasurer and Co-President as well as serving as editor of the school newsletter, Viking Views. As Co-President, I was actively engaged with the Vanderlyn PAC and DCSD Board of Education affairs. I have enjoyed collaborating with parents, staff and the administration over the years and would be excited to continue this as an advocate for our Vanderlyn Community. Thank you for your consideration.
Lauren Brown

During my 8 years as a Vanderlyn parent, I have served in many volunteer roles, including PTO Vice President and VanderDash Coordinator. Currently, I am the Vanderlyn representative on the DCSD Construction Advisory Committee for the new school being built in Dunwoody. I am also a former educator with 7 years of public school teaching experience. I hope to continue serving Vanderlyn as an elected PAC member, and because of my roles as parent of three, PTO volunteer, and teacher, I feel I can be a valuable leader and advocate for our students and community.
pavan vyasam

I am a working IT professional. It would be my first time participating in any advisory board. I have been part of student council during my college days.
Rituparna Ingawale

I am an IT professional and would love to engage myself in the school activities which will help to track the progress of my child. And I can contribute the continuous School Improvement Plan and monitor progress toward goals
Julie Trackman

Cassia Messinger just started 1st grade at Vanderlyn and her younger brother, Zachary will start in Kindergarten next year. I saw this opportunity to volunteer to serve on the Principal Advisory Council and I am very interested. I work full time in Healthcare Administration and I currently don't have any other volunteer roles but have had volunteer roles in the past. I'm excited to get involved at the school that my daughter just started, to get involved in the community and encourage the engagement of parents and help to work on student achievement. Thank you for your consideration.


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Poll Group: 2022 Ashford Park Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Adrienne Chamberlin

I taught elementary special education for 10 years, during which I served on the school’s leadership committee. In that time, we had to make many important decisions regarding the school and how to best support our students. I am now a mom and would love to devote my time and skills to my own neighborhood school where my children attend. I am passionate about learning and helping to support teachers and our local public schools. I would love to be a part of the PAC at Ashford Park.
Bethany Smith

As a proud parent of two children, I am excited to run for the Principal Advisory Council. My daughter, Holland, is in Ms. Kupetz’s 1st grade class. We have had an amazing experience at Ashford Park Elementary and the Dekalb County school district. I am a huge proponent of the public school system and what it can represent. I work three days a week as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a local Brookhaven pediatrician’s office, Intown Pediatrics. As a neighborhood pediatric healthcare provider and mother, my goal is to provide the utmost support and care for all of our children.
Gaurav Sondhi

My background is mainly in software and technology and I have seen how STEM and Technology will shape the future leaders. I want to serve on the Advisory Council because as a member of this community, I want nothing more than to see Ashford Park Elementary School become the premier school in the region. I want to help create a community of achievement, empathy and gratitude in which all kids are represented.
Jackson Allen

Mi experiencia es principalmente en software y tecnología y he visto cómo STEM y la tecnología darán forma a los futuros líderes. Quiero servir en el Consejo Asesor porque, como miembro de esta comunidad, no quiero nada más que ver a la Escuela Primaria Ashford Park convertirse en la mejor escuela de la región. Quiero ayudar a crear una comunidad de logros, empatía y gratitud en la que todos los niños estén representados.
Jamie McCurley

I’m running for PAC to partner with Dekalb county, Ashford Park Elementary School faculty, parents and community to ensure our voices are heard in guaranteeing the best education and opportunities for our children! I’m a long-term Ashford Park resident and mom of two (first grade and 2023 kindergartner). An Atlanta native, I’m grateful for a valuable public school education that led me to Georgia Tech engineering undergrad and UGA grad school for math education. I currently work for a consulting firm and have over 12 years experience mentoring kids in our local community.
Matthew Huckeba

I am an attorney, entrepreneur, and local business owner, have volunteered with APES Dad's Group and with Oglethorpe Presbyterian Preschool, and with a number of local and national charities. I wish to serve on PAC to act as a voice for the community and advocate for APES. I believe my background in business operations and org development will help in the mission of PAC. I will have two children at APES this year with a third starting next school year and am invested in the success of APES teachers/staff, students, and our our school community as a whole.
McAuley Alexander

I am a parent of two children (son 7, daughter 5). I've lived in Atlanta since 2011, with 6+ years being a homeowner in Ashford Park. I work as the VP of Procurement for a Receipt Paper and Labels manufacturer headquartered in Duluth. I spend time volunteering to organizations that are important to me and my family, the two biggest ones being my church (Buckhead Church) and the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts. My son has ADHD. This challenge and opportunity has driven me to have a strong desire in supporting his education in every way I can.
Mea Matsuoka

Being involved in my school community is not an option for me, it is necessary. With so many factors working against children's health and safety I want to be part of this frontline which prioritizes their needs along with their teachers and administrators. Successful schooling happens in the classrooms and in the buildings. I want to advocate for my children and my community at a district, city, and state level. Formerly I served on the BOD for our preschool, I currently serve on a BOD for Sub-Saharan Education Project and I am an active parent volunteer at APES.
Mollie Werner

As the mother of an APES student, I have a vested interest in its success and a desire to be a positive influence. I have 20+ years of experience in communications/marketing/PR, including six as PR/Communications Manager presently for a corporate law firm. I know there is a need for these specific skills on PAC. I also have experience with events, budgets, project management, speaking/writing, and proofreading. I am diplomatic and adept at working well with children through CEOs. Please allow me the opportunity to lend my skills to this important group and be a beneficial member of the APES community.
Tabitha Tanis

I am a local veterinarian with two young girls in DeKalb schools. I have previously served as room parent and have prior experience volunteering in animal shelters and with members of the AIDS community. I have been seeking a way to feel more involved with our schools, and I feel this may be a great opportunity to do so. Our experience in elementary school thus far felt broken up by the limitations brought on by the pandemic, and I would love to be part of forming a more cohesive feeling among students, staff, and parents moving forward.


Poll Group: 2022 Chamblee Middle Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Amy Quinn

I am a mother of three girls who have attended Vanderlyn Elementary School, Kittredge, Chamblee Middle School and Dunwoody High School. I am passionate about equal opportunity for all students in public education. Professionally, I am the head of internal communications at a Fortune 100 company, where I am responsible for employee engagement. I believe these skills and experiences can help CMS be successful in enhancing engagement.
Cliff Robinson

As a Chamblee Dad who will have children in the school for the next decade, I'm very invested in the success of our school. I want to do whatever I can to support the teachers and administration to make Chamblee Middle a success.
Jennifer LeMaster Whipple

I have nearly 25 years of professional experience in hospitality, live events and tourism industries. I am proud to have held many positions during that time, from unpaid intern to the c-suite, but served only two employers, and both were in the public sector. My experience has taught me a lot about service and the value of leadership. I also serve on various professional boards and as a faithful volunteer to local organizations. As a Dekalb resident who lives 15 miles from CMS, my desire is to feel connected to my school and make an impact where I can.
Jill OMalley

As a mother of two seventh students at Chamblee Middle, I would love to give back to the school as a volunteer. I have sat on the Board for a prior Charter School, The Globe Academy, for their facilities and finance committees, which led to learning much more about Dekalb County Schools and schools' fiscal performance. I was an elected Board of Governor at West Virginia University where I worked in a similar matter with the student body and the University Administration. I am a Commercial Real Estate Broker with 27 years of experience.
Jyoti Yashasvi

I have been on the board and/or executive council of many firms and have been instrumental in transforming the quality, capability, efficiency and value for the organizations. I would like to serve our community of bright and smart kids by helping to continuously improve the services for our school staff and students.
Lauren Pilliner

I believe firmly in being active members of my children’s schools so that I can advocate for all children. I have previously been active in the PAC at Montgomery Elementary as well as the PTA at Chamblee Middle. I would love to help CMS by participating on the PAC to partner on the strategic direction.
Phillip Naples

I am the founder of an insuretech startup that now employs over 100 people. I am excited to assist CMS by collaborating with other parents to create an enriching experience for students, teachers and administration. My startup experience will allow me to bring innovative and creative solutions to challenges the school and it's stakeholders may face.
Shane Owens

I served on the CMS PAC for the past two years and was on the Montgomery Elementary School PAC for the two years prior (including serving as the Chair for one year). I'm very familiar with the process. I have 5 children (8th, 6th, 4th, 1st, 3yo) so I'd be happy to continue my involvement in the PAC in order to help improve our community!
Tabitha Tanis

I am a local veterinarian with two young girls in DeKalb schools. I have previously served as room parent and have prior experience volunteering in animal shelters and with members of the AIDS community. I have been seeking a way to feel more involved with our schools, and I feel this may be a great opportunity to do so. Our experience in elementary school was broken up quite a bit by the limitations brought on by the pandemic, and I would love to be part of forming a more cohesive feeling among students, staff, and parents moving forward.
Tyra Harris

I am an Atlanta native educated in Atlanta area public schools on the MtoM program started in the 1980s meant to further integrate Atlanta schools. After college in New Orleans, I matriculated into Morehouse School of Medicine, also here in Atlanta. I trained at Grady Hospital downtown in Family Medicine and continue to practice urgent care medicine, now in Marietta. I mentor young people interested in medicine and serve as a supervisor to several NP and PA care providers. Now, my son is enrolled at Chamblee Middle School, and I want him to have every opportunity possible to succeed.


Poll Group: 2022 Fernbank Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Christine Joshi

Parents matter. In a time where security, health and societal issues are rising, avenues for parental involvement are declining. My core belief is that parents should be a greater part of the process, alongside our wonderful teachers, for addressing these issues at school.

During my career I have solved complex problems relating to healthcare and patient care. I have volunteered for Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta and for Stand Up For Kids as a mentor for homeless students. Now, as a stay-at-home mom, I will apply my time and passion towards ensuring that parents have a voice.
Gayle Rej

Hello Fernbank community! I am mom to Dottie, 2nd grader, and Beatrix, 6th grader at DHMS. We moved to this neighborhood ten years ago. I am certified and taught secondary English/Theatre for nine years. I am currently a theatre director. I have enjoyed being the troop leader for Bea's Girl Scouts for the last 6 years. I volunteered with Fernbank's PTA on the Green and Hospitality committees and chaired the 5th Grade Committee for Bea's final year at Fernbank. I will work to help our administration facilitate the best environment for our teachers to teach and our students to thrive.
Jeff Oliver

I have lived in metro Atlanta most of my life and have seen the importance of community involvement . I am of Costa Rican decent and first generation. I volunteered extensively for Junior Achievement and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In my work life, I have been heavily involved in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. I served on the national DEI board for Ally Bank and received an award for leading an ongoing internship opportunity for a group of exceptional Hispanic students. With my daughter attending DCS I am looking forward to taking an active role in elevating our community.
Joshua Bornstein

Having served on the PAC for the last two years, I helped guide Fernbank through some very challenging circumstances. I have advocated for our students and staff with DCSD on COVID policy, parent involvement, infrastructure improvement, and school resources. I look forward to continuing to represent the parents of Fernbank on the PAC. Outside of the school, I am a federal employee leading an office of over 3,000 people located across the country dedicated to the public health of the nation. I also work with children’s organizations to help maximize the potential of our kiddos.
Kristina Johnson

I want to serve on the Principal Advisory Council, to be a voice for the students & staff at Fernbank Elementary School and help ensure that they have everything they need to grow and flourish. I have volunteered as a Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry pastor for over the past 11 years and enjoy creating relationships and programs that help children thrive mentally, spiritually, and physically. This is a passion I will bring to this position.

I am also the Senior Program Coordinator at Emory University Center for Ethics and have worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years.
Martina Stanley

I have a 2nd grader at Fernbank Elementary and I am excited to potentially serve on the Principal Advisory Council. I have 15 years of nonprofit management experience and currently work at the CDC Foundation. Since enrolling at Fernbank, my family and I have volunteered in various capacities: Book Fair Co-Chair, Girl Scouts, Garden Club, African American History, and PTA. I have been particularly interested in increasing parental involvement and community engagement. We love the diverse and inclusive environment at Fernbank and I would love to serve as a liaison between Fernbank and the community.


Poll Group: 2022 Flat Shoals Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Bryan Cornelius

Former public safety member, current parent and former student of Flat Shoals.
Jametta Humes

I am a full time Mom and a have been a part of this community for 22 years of my life and would love to see it be improved. My educational background is in the medical field with a focus in biological science and medicine. I would love to see my programs within the school my children attend. I’m also very interested in assisting with the repair, upkeep, and remodeling of the building since not much has been done to it in over 20 years when my husband was in attendance at the same facility.
Kurtisa Reid

Volunteer work at church, working in kitchen and vocational bible school
LaToya English

MBA graduate
Education advocate
Son in the second grade
Leader
Professional
Inspiring educator
Michelle Reese

I have been a member of this neighborhood for over 20 years I went to this same school I would really like to be able to volunteer or be apart of the parent activities that's involving the school an neighbors any thing dealing with kids I have 9 of my own


Poll Group: 2022 Marbut Theme Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Ayesha Bryson

For the past 2 years I have had the pleasure of serving as the Chair of the Principal Advisory Council. During my tenure I assisted Covid-19 protocols during the 2020-2021 pandemic school year, created opportunities for parents to gain community service hours at the 2021 Thanksgiving community giveback, assisted with increasing parent involvement within the school, conducting parent surveys to improve communication within the school community, and dissecting issues that directly impact our school community. I would like to continue to serve on the Principal Advisory Council to continue to improve our school community for our Teachers, Students, and Parents.
Chris Hayden

I am a player development coach for basketball. I would like to serve to make Marbut a great place to learn and achieve.
Tambria Peeples

My family and I have been a part of Marbut for five years. I served one year on the PTA board of directors and four on the Principal Advisory Council (PAC). Professionally, I am a former elementary teacher and understand the perspectives of teachers and parents. In my current position as a Realtor, I am the communications chair for the DeKalb Association of Realtors. The PAC has helped me identify where I am most beneficial to our stakeholders. I want to work on the PAC to remain a representative for parents, an ally for teachers and advocate for our scholars.
Yolanda Pope

As a Principal Advisory Committee member, I hope to team up with teachers, parents, and the community on building a solid village that will support the development and success of our scholars. I would like to serve through active collaboration to bring forth ideas on programming and activities that will positively impact the day-to-day learning environment of the scholars and teachers.
My previous experience with working with young people and teen pregnancy prevention efforts allows for me to have a familiarity with working with community members, parents, and youth. This experience will serve as an asset to the advisory role.


Poll Group: 2022 Montgomery Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
Hilerie Lind

I am currently the Community Liaison for MES. I was most recently deployed as a Regional Liaison Officer for the Covid-19 Vaccine Task Force, reporting to the White House. I am also very involved with my sorority where we volunteer in the community and participating in back to school drives. Within this organization, I’ve served as President, Vice President and the community liaison where I assisted in raising funds to assist in purchasing school supplies. I would be honored to be a part of the PAC to assist with community involvement and increasing student achievement and performance.
Andy Harris

Growing up in a smaller area of north Georgia that has since expanded dramatically, we always had a sense of community, close relationships with teachers and staff and my parents felt involved in my school activities. I’d love to help foster that same culture through the PAC. Being a member of this council would allow me to take a more active role in the going forward. I’m looking forward to assisting in the great efforts we continue to see from the s teachers and staff at MES and helping our children thrive here.
Christopher Kehl

After helping both staff and PTA through the years I’ve seen how the good PAC members bridge the gap between staff, parents and the PTO. I think i can do that well, based on my commitments to my own children, as well as helping others during Covid and since.
Josh Brown

PAC representatives first and foremost must be effective communicators and help drive the conversation between parents and the school community. I've spent nearly two decades in the media industry, finding ways to connect broad and varied constituencies and finding common ground to help make progress when it matters most. I think a strong and effective PAC working together with the PTO and all concerned parents can make a big contribution to the welfare of our school and elevate the experience of all involved. I'm eager to help serve this community.
Karla Cwetna

As an academic consultant and an educator of 16 years, I've experienced the power of working WITH parents and teachers to provide the best educational experiences for students. As a parent and PAC hopeful, I know the importance of bridging the communication gap so parents understand what is happening within the school system –and what is possible– so we can best advocate for all children at MES.
My professional experience includes teaching, and facilitating professional learning for teachers, administrators, and state leaders. I hold a PhD in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction, focused on the roles of parents in mathematics courses.
Maria Bremmon

I am the parent of two boys within DCSD and a healthcare worker. These last few years have taught me that parental involvement is absolutely paramount for the quality and safety of our schools. I am passionate about advocating for an individualized, child centered curriculum and increasing accessibility to mental wellness resources for our children within their schools. If elected, I will advocate for greater teacher support and training in both academics and behavioral support. I will work to open the channels of communication between parents and administrators and create more transparency and accountability for use of our resources.
Maria Stevenson

I have been volunteering for non-profits focusing on the health and wellbeing of Women and Children for over a decade and have more than 20 years of experience in corporate America. My objective is to provide value through my passion in advocacy while concentrating on my streamlined approach to determine operational challenges and find thoughtful solutions. My goal is to provide meaningful, long-term support to the teachers and children of MES.
Stephen Shirk

Hello, my name is Stephen Shirk. Erin & I have three children, Bailey (2nd), Carson (Pre-K), & Dean (preschool). We have lived in Brookhaven since 2008, & specifically, Murphy Candler Park since 2017. Currently, we expect to at least one child at Montgomery until Spring of 2030; which is why we considered this opportunity to become involved in the direction of the school that will impact our children so significantly over the years to come. We are both active in the community, primarily through coaching with YMCA. Additionally, I work as a finance manager with CHOA.
Tamra Powell

I have two sons (2nd and 4th grade) who, like the rest of our family, love Montgomery. I am a champion for public schools, and would like to contribute to our school and students thriving. I've been involved in multiple roles since my oldest started attending in 2018. I have previously served as the VP of Communications for the PTO, and have been a member of the PAC for the past two years. In my professional life, I work in communications and I would like to continue to bring this perspective to the Montgomery community.


Poll Group: 2022 Stone Mill Elementary Parent/Guardian Representative Election

Poll: Parent/Guardian Representative
B’Shari Robinson

I would like to serve on the PAC because I grew up with a background in volunteering. I even graduated high school with a scholarship for completing 900 community service hours. I also went on to do more in college and thereafter. I strive to help others in my community and push my kids towards excellence.
Debra Gragnaniello

I have sadt on the council and previous years. I want to make sure that we allow a perfect education for children give them every opportunity to succeed. I am a very hands-on grandmother and education is extremely important to me.
DeShawn Brown

I would like to serve as an advocate for our special needs kids. I am a part of the Georgia Can organization, that focuses on issues of said kids. I also currently work at a center for autism where I'm learning about their characteristics. Most importantly, I have a daughter thst has a neurodivergent and she is diagnosed with a specific learning disability. I would love to advocate for those types of kiddos abs help them succeed and reach their full potential.
ERMIAS SEDORE

I am working in one Church leadership since long time. Also I like to work here in school to give my efforts and I have interest to help this school by showing and putting my knowledge direction for students and as well as schools.
Nyima Lewison

I've been a parent of the Dekalb school system over 6 years and I'm very respectful of others and I will speak up for our children and school staff as necessary.
Shawnte Harris

I have a non profit organization & a website based on building & helping others of all ages. I have a passion to help kids growth & development positively. I am flexible with my time also knowledgeable about resources for those in need.