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 30 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.
2021-2022 PAC Members
|Tera Edwards (Year 2)||Bibb County|
|Beverly Whitt (Year 2)||Chattahoochee County|
|Reuben Speight (Year 2)||Coffee County|
|Jim Robey (Year 2)||Fannin County|
|Jay Jones (Year 2)||Fayette County|
|Barbara Maddox (Year 2)||Georgia Cyber Academy|
|Jessica Garnto (Year 2)||Johnson County|
|Kevin Tanner (Year 2)||Laurens County|
|Yashvi Patel (Year 2)||Meriwether County|
|Joyce Sniff (Year 2)||Oglethorpe County|
|Terri Paris (Year 2)||Paulding County|
|Scherie Jefferies (Year 2)||Rockdale County|
|Abigail Caffee (Year 2)||SAIL Academy|
|Brenda Dickinson (Year 2)||Savannah-Chatham Public Schools|
|Christine Mullican (Year 2)||State Schools (GA School for the Deaf)|
|Crista Gibson (Year 1)||Brantley County|
|Jaymie Miettunen (Year 1)||Burke County|
|Laurie Anne Luckie (Year 1)||Carrollton City Schools|
|Gabriela Vazquez (Year 1)||Cherokee County|
|Tony McCrear (Year 1)||Clayton County|
|Shweta Patel (Year 1)||Decatur County|
|Janelle Brown (Year 1)||Douglas County|
|Markisha Butler (Year 1)||Glynn County|
|Ebony Kompelien (Year 1)||Griffin-Spalding County|
|Pamela Bloch (Year 1)||Gwinnett County|
|Jessica VanValkenburgh (1)||Harris County|
|Amy Spinks (Year 1)||McIntosh County|
|Jennifer Stewart (Year 1)||Morgan County|
|Rebekah Tucker (Year 1)||Muscogee County|
|Franchesca Ornelas (1)||Pelham City Schools|State Organizational Members
||Parent to Parent of Georgia
||Communities In Schools of Georgia
||Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
|United Way of Greater Atlanta
||Georgia Family Connection Partnership
||Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning