School Advisory Council (SAC)


SAC is based on the belief that “All children can learn, and the public schools can and will change to better prepare students for today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. “

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Minutes from the SAC Meetings for 2016-2017 School Year:

SAC Minutes 9-20-16.docx

SAC Minutes 12-13-16.docx

SAC Minutes 3-21-17.doc

SAC Minutes 5-16-17.docx



The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community.  STEMM Academy, like all other schools, has its own set of challenges and resources.  Stake holders of this school community, those best suited to decide what will help our students learn include the principal, faculty and staff, parents, students, local business people, and community members.  These stakeholders are represented on our school advisory council.


The SAC assists in the preparation and evaluation of the School Performance Plan (SPP).  The SAC also assists the principal with the annual school budget. 


SAC Meetings occur four times a year and are held at STEMM Academy.  All members of the community are invited and encourage to join us.


Please contact Principal Avery at for more information.

The last SAC meeting for 2016-17 school year occurs on May 16th, 2017.


2016-17 SAC Participants

Principal (P)	Wanda Avery  - Principal
Faculty	Neely Calhoun
Faculty	Timothy Flynn
Faculty	Christy English  - Secretary
Faculty	Cherie Matheson
Faculty	Melanie Palmer
Faculty	Sarah Wilson
Faculty	Kimberly Gasaway
Parent	             Krisha Brister
Parent	             Carmen Delamata  (joined after 9/20)
Parent	             Jay Bhattacharya
Parent	             Mara Fair Costabile
Parent	             Mike Lindsay
Parent	             Anthony Ordner
Parent	             Michael Panarisi   - Chairperson
Parent	             Tiffany Prophet
Parent	             Graham Thompson
Parent	             Kelli VandenBoom
Parent	             Christi Watson
Parent    	Mary Polanco   (joined after 9/20)
Community	Brian Mitchell
Community	Karen Sledge
Community	Eric Werkowitz
Community	Phil Coty       (joined after 9/20)
Community	Donna Coty  (joined after 9/20)


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