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SGC meeting Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:00pm

School Governance Council Elections

Crabapple Crossing  will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council.  We will be electing 1 parent position and 1 teacher position 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.  Please see the candidate statements below. Voting links will be emailed on March 19th when the voting window opens.

Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 19th-March 23rd.

Parent Elections 



Parent Candidate #1  

Jeannine Hunt

As a parent and active volunteer at Crabapple Crossing,  I hold a lot of passion for and interest in the decisions being made to shape our school.  Previously, I have served as both VP and President of the school's PTO.  This year, I am serving on the 5th grade promotional celebration committee.  Our oldest son is finishing his years at CCES, but we still have 2 kids coming in; our middle son starting Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.  I would like to be able to continue to support our teachers and administrators however I can, and feel I could be a great asset to this council.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Parent Candidate #2

John Custer

I am submitting to express and declare my interest to serve on the Crabapple Crossing Elementary School’s Council.   My name is John Custer and I am a 32-year-old resident of Alpharetta, specifically the Crabapple Chase neighborhood. I am a relatively new resident to the Alpharetta vicinity --3 years-- and currently work at The Home Depot corporate office as Manager of Operations.  I am married with 3 kids under the age of 5 and looking to actively become involved in the future of an already impressive school. I have a lifelong commitment to education and believe my skills and background directly align with the strategic plan focus areas of instructional strategies, student support, and achievement. I have a strong background in project/process management and can successfully identify solutions to improve communication methods and influence engagement/involvement. I also hold a Masters in Finance and would be interested in both a Budget and/or Communications committee.   I have attended several SGC meetings in the past and see a strong potential in the council's ability to meet the unique needs of our community and hope to join to serve the students, parents, community members, faculty, and staff of Crabapple Crossing Elementary. My son Hudson will be entering kindergarten this year and we are looking forward to being very active a Crabapple Crossing Elementary.


Teacher Elections

Teacher Candidate - Elizabeth Chalpan

This is my sixth year teaching.  I began my career in Atlanta Public Schools at Springdale Park Elementary. While there, I served on my school’s Local School Council for two school years.  While serving on this council, I enjoyed working as a team with fellow teachers, parents, community members, and administrators to advocate on behalf of students and the school community.  During this time, we worked together to ensure our school building addition met the needs of our growing student population.  We worked consistently to address and remedy school safety concerns, such as the need for a school crossing guard at a busy intersection.  Each spring, we reviewed the school budget plan with the school principal.  I transferred to Fulton County to begin the 2017 school year as a kindergarten teacher.  I remain passionate about the importance of voice and autonomy at the local school level.  I understand the increased responsibilities of school governance council members, compared with the former local school council responsibilities.  Should I be elected to Crabapple Crossing’s School Governance Council, I will work with fidelity to ensure my voice and opinions are representative of the teacher body and are in the best interest of students.  



Charter System Video


This is our Request for Flexibility for the 2016-2017 school year.       

2015-16 RFF Proposal CCES.pdf

Crabapple Crossing ES RFF Approval Letter_2016.doc.pdf


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. 


Strategic Plan

The Crabapple Crossing Elementary School Governance Council voted on December 12, 2016 to make the following changes to our Strategic Plan in order to show that our literacy focus encompasses both reading and writing.

"Improve writing proficiency" has been changed to "improve literacy proficiency."

"Writer's Workshop" has been changed to "Reader's and Writer's Workshop."

Strategic Plan Overview-One Pager Revised 2016.pdf 

Strategic Plan Narrative CCES Addendum2016.pdf


SGC Update

FINAL-Crabapple Crossing Elementary School Governance Council Update (1).pdf



Crabapple Crossing Elementary SGC​​ Members

Please contact council members below with issues and/or questions.

​Name (Office)​Email AddressPosition​Term Ends
Rachel Williams, Principal williamsra@fultonschools.orgPrincipalN/A
Beth Nation,
nation@fultonschools.orgTeacherJune, 2019
Brad Beckman, Community Member


Parent/GuardianJune, 2018
Amy Rea, Parent


Parent/GuardianJune, 2018

Jessica Jackson, Appointed Staff

jacksonjm@fultonschools.orgAppointed StaffJune, 2018
Lindsay Walls, Community Member


Parent/GuardianJune, 2019
Tami Brutlag, Teacher


TeacherJune, 2018
Sarah Jones, Appointed Staff


Literacy CoachJune, 2019
Curtis Martin, Parent, Chair martinc5@fultonschools.orgParent/GuardianJune, 2019
Meg Ricketts



Parent/GuardianJune, 2019


Committee Members

Budget and Finance

Brad Beckman, Chairperson

Rachel Williams

Tami Brutlag

Amy Rea

Sarah Jones


Jessica Jackson, Chairperson

Rachel Williams

Beth Nation

Meg Ricketts 

Curtis Martin​​​

Lindsay Walls


Please contact any of your Council Members if you have specific issues or comments.

2017-2018 Meeting Dates

Meeting Location: CCES Conference Room

4:00 PM

  • August 14, 2017
  • October 23, 2017
  • November 30, 2017
  • January 29, 2018
  • February 20, 2018
  • April 9, 2018



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