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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. 

2020-2021 PAC Members

Amanda Sheppard

Decatur County

Aurelia Durant

Henry County

Brent Dixon

Cook County

Carly Adam

White County

Christine Ortiz

Lanier County

Co'Lela Moore

Stewart County
​Dawn Ellis ​Macon County
​Jason Smith ​Gilmer County
​Kellea Page ​Glynn County
​Leah Campbell ​Jasper County
​Nonka Kouzmanova ​Gwinnett County
​Reginald Dowdy ​Rockdale County
​Shaneque Metellus ​Marietta City Schools
​Shanterrie Sullivan ​Atlanta Public Schools
Tanya Castro ​​Dalton Public Schools
​Tera Edwards
​Bibb County
​Beverly Whitt
​Chattahoochee County
​Reuben Speight
​Coffee County
​Jim Robey
​Fannin County
​Jay Jones
​Fayette County
​Barbara Maddox
​Georgia Cyber Academy
​Jessica Garnto
​Johnson County
​Kevin Tanner
​Laurens County
​Yashvi Patel
​Meriwether County
​Joyce Sniff
​Oglethorpe County
​Terri Paris
​Paulding County
​Scherie Jefferies
​Rockdale County
​Abigail Caffee
​SAIL Academy
​Brenda Dickinson
​Savannah-Chatham Public Schools​
​Christine Mullican
​State Schools (GA School for the Deaf)

State Organizational Members

Brandi Kern Parent to Parent of Georgia
Erin Littles Communities In Schools of Georgia
Brandey Culp Georgia Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Magda Perez​
Laura Miller
Angelina Hunt
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Rachael Oliver Georgia Family Connection Partnership
Bridget Ratajczak Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning