School Improvement Council
The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee for the school. Unlike voluntary school organizations, the SIC is mandated by law to exist in every public school in South Carolina. SICs play a key role in the education of our state's children, bringing together parents, educators and community stakeholders to collaborate on the improvement of their local school. (To learn more about SICs in South Carolina, please visit the website for the SC SIC.)
Here are our members for the 2021-22 school year. Reach out to any members below for more info or join us at monthly meetings. These should start in September and will be posted on the school calendar and in the Falcon Flyer weekly newsletter. For more info, you can also review these pages or view our Report to the Parents.
Parent and Chair, Mary Ann Kennedy (2yr term) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent and Vice-Chair, Hollie Yi (1yr term) Email: email@example.com
Parent and Secretary, Alice Davis (2yr term) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent, Matt Blackston (1yr term)
Teacher, Stephanie Peavy
Teacher, Megan Woodall
Community Member, Rev. Suzanne Ringer, Oakland Baptist Church
Community Member, Judy Rauppius, National Alliance on Mental Illness (N.A.M.I.)
Community Member, Dr. Dave Vawter, Winthrop University College of Education professor
Community Member, Julia Beaty, Carolina Family Engagement Center
Parent and PTO President (Ex-Officio Member), Izabela Haas
We are excited to also have these SIC partners, National Alliance of Mental Illness-Piedmont Tri-County (NAMI), Oakland Baptist Church (OBC) and Winthrop University (WU), to name a few.
During the last few years, the SIC has assisted in:
- updating our strategic plan and school mission statement
- helped conduct a comprehensive study of school safety
- improved parent communication through Enews and Social Media
- conducted forums to inform the school community of education-related issues
- serving on school of choice committees for the district
Our vision is to create a culture in which the school and community foster academic excellence and the social development of all students in a safe and inviting environment.