APS Announces Members of Stakeholder Advisory Committees


News release as issued by APS:

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools has announced members of its three community stakeholder advisory committees that will guide and support future budgeting practices, special education programing, and oversee the capital plan implementation for the district.

The Budget & Finance Stakeholder Advisory Committee consists of 19 members and is chaired by Chuck Burbridge, chief financial officer, Atlanta Public Schools. The Special Education Stakeholder Advisory Committee has 24 members and is led by Tammie Workman, assistant superintendent for Student Services.  The SPLOST Oversight Committee is led by Larry Hoskins, chief operating officer for the district and has 15 members.

“We had an outstanding group of diverse candidates, and we are very grateful for the interest that everyone expressed in joining a committee,” said David Jernigan, deputy superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools. “The process reinforced how invested our community is in create creating and sustaining the highest quality education system possible. Atlanta continues to show this commitment and our students benefit from it daily.”

Interested candidates applied on the district’s website, and APS collaborated with leadership from civic, community and neighborhood groups to identify potential members from across the city.  Each advisory committee has representatives from the school clusters, district and the broader community. The groups will begin their meetings later this month and continue throughout the school year.

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 106 learning sites. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 87 schools, 17 charter schools and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us

2014 Stakeholder Advisory Committee Members

Finance and Budget Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Linda Anderson, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
  • Dr. Tony Burks II, Principal Douglass High School
  • Yolanda Carr, Mays High School Cluster Representative
  • Tammy Dixon, South Atlanta High School Representative
  • Cynthia Dumas, Therrell High School Cluster Representative
  • Clay Elrod, Jackson High School Cluster Representative
  • Buck Greene, Principal – Sutton Middle School
  • Tye Hayes, Deputy Chief Information Officer
  • Felecia Josey, Washington High School Cluster Representative
  • Nicole Lawson, Executive Director for Human Resources – Talent Management
  • Cynthia Mickelburg, At-Large Member
  • Marshall Norseng, At-Large Member
  • Mark Rebillot, Grady High School Cluster Representative
  • JaTawn Robinson, The New Schools at Carver Cluster Representative
  • Joseph Salley, Principal – Kimberly Elementary School
  • Chandra Selles, Charter Schools Representative
  • Bob Stockwell, North Atlanta High School Cluster Representative
  • Dr. Clara Taylor, Principal – D.H. Stanton Elementary School
  • Toni Terry, Douglass High School Cluster Representative

Special Education Advisory Committee

  • Chartez Bailey, Student – Therrell High School
  • Monica Blasingame, Teacher – Price Middle School
  • Vickie Cleveland, Executive Director for Special Education
  • Michelle Constantinides, Grady High School Cluster Representative
  • Don Doran, Principal – Drew Charter School
  • Christina Edward, Teacher – Sylvan Middle School
  • Tameka Gilliam, The New Schools at Carver Cluster Representative
  • Ginger Harbin, Teacher – Grady High School
  • Lisa Hill, Principal – Long Middle School
  • Dwight Hutson, North Atlanta Cluster Representative
  • Kenya Kemp, Mays High School Cluster Representative
  • Melissa Leontorvich, Industry Expert (Former Georgia State University Special Education Professor)
  • Josie Love, Principal – Carver School of Technology
  • Denice Morgan, Washington High School Cluster Representative
  • Sharron Paige, Douglass High School Cluster Representative
  • Keyona Revere, At-Large Member
  • Cassandra Rainey, Therrell High School Cluster Representative
  • Charlene Salter-Legend, Jackson High School Cluster Representative
  • Joan Sloan, Industry Expert (Kennesaw State University)
  • Ashley States, Teacher – Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
  • Kara Stimpson, Principal – Brandon Elementary School
  • Nyree Sears, South Atlanta High School Cluster Representative
  • Richard Quartarone, Charter Schools Representative
  • Tammie Workman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

SPLOST Oversight Committee

  • Corey Anderson, At-Large Member
  • Dr. Danielle Battle, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools (Carver, S. Atlanta, & Mays Clusters)
  • Chris Bennett, Mays High School Representative
  • Gayle Burnett, Manager of Data & Compliance, Office of Innovation
  • Kathy Davis, At-Large Member
  • Michael Everly, North Atlanta High School Cluster Representative
  • Dr. Timothy Gadson, Associate Superintendent for High Schools
  • Shawna Hayes-Tavares, Therrell High School Cluster Representative
  • Melissa Hughley, South Atlanta High School Cluster Representative
  • Tamera Jones, Grady High School Cluster Representative
  • Dr. Greg Middleton, Associate Superintendent for Middle Schools
  • Luana Slaughter, Jackson High School Cluster Representative
  • Rhoda Spence, Douglass High School Cluster Representative
  • Valeria Williams, Washington High School Cluster Representative
  • (Vacant), The New Schools at Carver Cluster Representative

One Response to APS Announces Members of Stakeholder Advisory Committees

  1. Beverly Fraud says:

    Am I wrong here? On these various stakeholder committees I see out of approximately 57 stakeholders 4 teachers. Less than 10% of the people who have THE most contact with students are deemed important enough to be “stakeholders”?

    More top down management, with a dog and pony show feel good “stakeholder” facade? Seems so, does it not?

    And we were expecting something “different” in the new APS?

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