School Governance Council



The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school.  The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education.  The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

a.)  Approve the school strategic plan and updates
b.)  Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
c.)  Manage the Request for Flexibility Process
d.)  Participate in hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
e.)  Provide annual feedback on principal performance.

Elections 2019 Candidates: 

Roswell High School will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. We will be electing parent/guardian positions and teacher positions for our spring election. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal in setting the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school’s strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.

Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 11th – March 18th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by February 20th.

Parent Representative Candidates:

Darlene Trigg: I have girl/boy twins that have attended a Fulton County School since first grade. Currently they are 8th grade students at Crabapple Middle School.  I have raising 9th grade twins that will attend Roswell High School for the next four years. I’ve had the honor and pleasure of serving on a School Governance Council (SGC) at Heards Ferry Elementary School located in Sandy Springs as well as Crabapple Middle School.  For 10 1/2 years I served as the Fulton Education Foundation’s (the non profit organization that raises money to support students and faculty in Fulton County Schools) executive director. I am a passionate mom and an incredible advocate of public education. I am asking for your vote to allow me to serve as a SGC parent representative.    Thank you for your consideration.

Khalilah Williams: I seek to become a member of the School Governance Council because I recognize the vital importance of effective communication and participation of parents, school staff and community leaders to improve student achievement in the efforts to educate our children. It is imperative that we work together. With regards to formal education, I have earned a Master’s and Specialist degree in School Guidance Counseling. Also, I have earned a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership. Professionally, my experience includes being a school guidance counselor and, subsequently, a School Test Chairperson for eleven years before choosing to take some time to raise my three sons. It is extremely important that all stakeholders in the educational process provide input to the Principal regarding major decisions or recommendations as it relates to school improvement. When we work together to make these potentially life changing decisions for our children, all participants in the educational process are sure to benefit. I believe that with my professional experience as well as my experience as a parent, I will be able to provide a well rounded perspective in these decision making procedures.

Teacher Representative Candidate:

Laura Hunter: As an alumnus of Roswell High School and someone who grew up in Roswell, I feel strongly about helping all students at this school succeed to their full potential.  This year is my 14th year teaching in Fulton County and I have taught many diverse classes and students from sheltered ESOL Biology to TAG Directed Studies. With these teaching experiences combined with serving on the School Governance Board for the past 2 years, I feel like I have a strong understanding of the needs and goals of this school.  I would like to continue to give back to the Roswell High School Community by serving on the School Governance Board.

Valerie Pettit: Having taught here since 1997, I have long considered RHS to be family.  In my years here, I have taught a range of classes – from Honors 10th Literature to Small Group 9th Algebra. As different as these students have been over the years, they also have many similarities. For most of these students, a sense of community is as important as academics. I want to continue to help RHS be a place where all students feel they can succeed and belong.  I want to help RHS be a place where teachers and staff continue to feel supported.  I also want to help RHS be a place where all parents and families feel welcome.  RHS is already a special place, and I would like to be a part of keeping it that way as our students, school, and Roswell continue to change.

SGC 2019 Election Schedule :

Feb 4-20: Candidate Declarations

Feb 25-3/8: Candidate declarations are posted

March 11-18: Parents/Teachers voting period

March 21: Runoffs

March 27: Results shared

Interested in more information on the School Governance Council and the Election Process: SGC Elections explanation video

Spanish Translations:

Spanish SGC Candidate Declaration Form 2019

SGC Elections Candidate Guide Spanish Translation 2019

Spanish Parent/Guardian SGC Candidate Declaration Form 2019

Strategic Plan:

RHS Strategic Plan 2014

RHS Strategic Plan 2022

RHS Monitoring Tool 2018-2022

Requests for Flexibility:

Strategic Flexible Funding Application

Roswell APPROVED RFF – Personal Fitness

Roswell APPROVED RFF – General Study Skills Course

Roswell APPROVED RFF – Professional Learning Days (approved Jan 2016)

SGC RHS Virtual General Study Skills Course RFF

SGC RHS Personal Fitness RFF

​SEED Funding

Roswell HS Seed Fund App (approved Dec 2016)

Roswell HS Seed Fund Budget Worksheet (approved Dec 2016)

SEED Fund Award Email

Fund Approval Form (November)

Council Members
Please contact Council Members below, with issues and/or questions:

2018-2019 Roswell High School SGC Members

 Name Email Position/Term
Dr. Robert Shaw Principal – Ongoing
Amy Jewett,
Chair 2-yr Elected Parent/Guardian Rep 17-18 thru 18-19
Erika Lewis,
Vice-Chair 2-yr Elected Parent/Guardian Representative 18-19 thru 19-20
Lindsey Bryan,
Parliamentarian 2-yr Appointed Staff 17-18 thru 18-19
Laura Hunter ​2-yr Elected Teacher
Representative 17-18 thru 18-19
Lashonta Flemister ​2-yr Elected Teacher Representative 18-19 thru 19-20
Amanda Brickhouse 2-yr Appointed Staff
Representative 18-19 thru 19-20
 Dylan Penick  ​​​  2-yr Appointed Community Representative 17-18 thru 18-19
 Debra Martino  2-yr Appointed Community Representative 17-18 thru 18-19
 Alexis Warnock Student Member
Claire Stovall Student Member

School Governance Council Committees

Budget & Finance Committee

Laura Hunter, Chair
Amy Jewett
Lashonta Flemister
Tony Rosenberg
Lindsey Davis-Bryan
Outreach and Communications Committee
Debra Martino, Chair
Erika Lewis
Amanda Brickhouse
Dylan Penick

Meeting Dates

Date Time Location
July 18, 2018 8:00 am Media Ctr.
August 15, 2018​ 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
September 12, 2018 7:15 am Media Ctr.
September 26, 2018​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
October 10, 2018​ 7:15 am Media Ctr.
October 24, 2018​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
November 14, 2018​ 7:15 am​ Media Ctr.
November 28, 2018​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
December 12, 2018​ 7:15 am​ Media Ctr.
January 9, 2019​ 7:15 am​ Media Ctr.
January 23, 2019​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
February 27, 2019​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
March 13, 2019​ 7:15 am​ Media Ctr.
March 27, 2019​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
April 24, 2019​ 4:00 pm​ Media Ctr.
May 8, 2019​ 7:15 am​ Media Ctr.
June 12, 2019​ 7:15 am​ Media Ctr.
July 17, 2019 8:00 am Media Ctr.
August 28, 2019 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
September 25, 2019 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
October 23, 2019 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
November 20, 2019 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
January 22, 2020 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
February 26, 2020 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
March 25, 2020 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
April 22, 2020 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
May 27, 2020 4:00 pm Media Ctr.
June 24, 2020 4:00 pm Media Ctr.

2018 Dates

June 13, 2018: AgendaBriefMinutes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

July 18, 2018: Brief, Minutes​​​​​​​​​​​​​

August 15, 2018: AgendaBriefMinutes​​​​

September 12, 2018: AgendaBriefMinutes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

September 26, 2018: AgendaBriefMinutes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

October 10, 2018: AgendaBriefMinutes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

October 24, 2018: Agenda​​,BriefMinutes

November 14, 2018:Agenda,BriefMinutes

​​​​​​​​​​​​November 28, 2018:AgendaBrief, Minutes,

December 12, 2018: Brief, Minutes

2019 Dates

December 12, 2019: Agenda

January 9, 2019: Agenda, Brief, minutes

January 23, 2019: Agenda, Brief, Minutes

February 27, 2019: Agenda, BriefMinutes

March 13, 2019: Agenda,Brief,Minutes

March 27, 2019: Agenda, Brief, Minutes

April 24, 2019: Agenda, Brief, Minutes

May 8, 2019: Agenda, Brief

June 6, 2019: Agenda


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