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. 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.
2022-2023 PAC Members
|PAC Member ||Represented District |
|Sharon Viktora*||Bartow County Schools |
|Crista Gibson ||Brantley County Schools|
|Melissa Stalvey*||Brooks County Schools|
|Jaymie Miettunen ||Burke County Schools|
|Kathleen Reihing*||Camden County Schools|
|Laurie Anne Luckie ||Carrollton City Schools|
|Gabriela Vazquez ||Cherokee County Schools|
|Tony McCrear ||Clayton County Schools|
|Julie Savina*||Columbia County Schools|
|Carly Force*||Coweta County Schools|
|Shweta Patel ||Decatur County Schools|
|Janelle Brown ||Douglas County Schools |
|Jawanda Brown*||Dublin City Schools|
|Heather Fish*||Effingham County Schools|
|Rose Schueneman*||Fannin County Schools|
|Rebekah Miller*||Foothills Charter High Schools|
|Sonya McCoy-Wilson*||Fulton County Schools|
|Markisha Butler ||Glynn County Schools |
|Ebony Kompelien ||Griffin-Spalding County Schools |
|Pamela Bloch ||Gwinnett County Schools|
|Jessica VanValkenburgh ||Harris County Schools|
|Amy Spinks ||McIntosh County Schools |
|Alyssa Peters*||Monroe County Schools|
|Jennifer Stewart ||Morgan County Schools|
|Rebekah Tucker ||Muscogee County Schools|
|Franchesca Ornelas ||Pelham City Schools|
|Marquita Brown*||Richmond County Schools|
|Maribeth Futral*||Rome City Schools|
|Mary Eubanks*||Taliaferro County Schools |
|Danniell Slocumb*||Thomas County Schools|
|LaToya Ross*||Webster County Schools |
Note: First year PAC members are represented with an asterisk (*).
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