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 Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council

The Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council

​What is a Parent Advisory Council (PAC)?

The State School Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council is a group of parents from across the state that provides input on new policies, projects, and materials that impact students and their families. Advisory Council members are particularly focused on how to increase parent and family engagement to ensure student academic success. Members serve as advisors and meet with the State School Superintendent several times throughout their two-year term.

Who Serves on the PAC?

There are approximately 31 PAC members whose participation is staggered in two-year terms. In addition to the PAC members, the winners of the annual Parent Leadership Awards​​ are invited to be honorary PAC members for one year. To include community partnerships, there are six community organizations selected to participate on the PAC.

How Are Parents Nominated to Serve on the PAC?

Parents are nominated to serve on the PAC by their local school districts at the beginning of each school year. A principal of a Georgia Title I school may nominate a parent to represent the school and the district. Only one nomination per school district is accepted. PAC members are chosen based on their capacity to lead, current levels of involvement in their child's school, and responses to application questions. 

2017-2018 PAC Members

Ronald Baker Treutlen County
Margaret A. Bloodworth Pulaski County
Chris Carey Rome City
Debbie Cartee Atlanta Public Schools
Adrienne Clay Williams Terrell County
Chris Clegg Lincoln County
John D. Cline Cherokee County
Rhonda DeFrancesco Rockdale County
Ruth Edwards Stewart County
Lakishia D.  Evans Marion County
Stacey Flagg Utopian Charter Academy
Nicole Fleming Social Circle City
Carol F. Harrell Dougherty County
Shamira Herring Decatur County
Michelle Knight Griffin-Spalding 
Angel Javier  Rosario Gainesville City
Emily C. Mercer Forsyth County
Ashley Moore Burke County
Melissa  Moore Marietta City
Aurelia Moss Effingham County
Vickie Nickel Monroe County
Amy Peterson State Schools-Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Estelle  Ramos Savannah-Chatham 
Jill Repp Calhoun City
John Requarth Cobb County
Gary Rosser Jones County
Jodi Snipes Thomasville City
Jennifer Thomas Paulding County
Allen Thornhill, Jr. Thomas County
Ghazala “Annette” Turabi Richmond County
Jeanine Webster Tift County

2017 Georgia Parent Leadership Award Winners

Darren Bagley-Heath
Savannah-Chatham County School System
​Sarah Clark Savannah-Chatham County School System
Deidré Donaldson Savannah-Chatham County School System
Lily Pabian Fulton County Schools
Kathy Restel Savannah-Chatham County School System
Antonio “Tony” Wesby Burke County Public School System

State Organizational Members

Mula Xavier Parent to Parent of Georgia
To be Determined Communities In Schools of Georgia
Tyler Barr Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
To be Determined United Way of Greater Atlanta
Rachael Oliver Georgia Family Connection Partnership
Emily Smith Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning