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SGC Elections 

Findley Oaks Elementary School will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council.  We will be electing parent/guardian positions and a 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.  

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

Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail. You can obtain a copy of the form from the school's front office or by visiting the SGC website: https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/7358.

SGC elections video

SGC Candidate Guide


SGC Overview

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:

Our Work 

Findley Oaks Elementary Request for Flexibility Proposal 2016-2017

Findley Oaks Elementary St​rategic Plan 2018-2022​

SGC Letter to Parents

Strategic Plan Monitoring Tool


2018-2019 Findley Oaks Elementary SGC Mem​bers

 Please feel free to contact Council Members below with any questions and/or issues.


Name (Office)Email AddressPositionTerm Ends
Camille Christopher, PrincipalChristopherC@fultonschools.orgPrincipalN/A
Joseph Englert, ChairEnglert@fultonschools.orgEle​cted ParentJune 30, 2019
Cathy CavagnaroCavagnaro@fultonschools.orgElected Teacher June 30, 2019
Sophie Lixingzhul@fultonschools.orgElected ParentJune 30, 2019
Cindy LambLamb@fultonschools.orgLAppointed EmployeeJune 30, 2019
Steve GornallGornallS@fultonschools.orgAppointed CommunityJune 30, 2019
Matthew Herman, Vice ChairHermanM@fultonschools.org
Elected ParentJune 30, 2020
Abigail Brooks, ParliamentarianBrooksAK@fultonschools.orgElected TeacherJune 30, 2020
Lori Katz katz@fultonschools.orgAppointed EmployeeJune 30, 2020
Sameer Patharkar
Appointed CommunityJune 30, 2020

2018-2019 SGC Standing Committees Membership:

Budget & Finance Committee: Abby Brooks, Camille Christopher, Steve Gornall (chair), Lori Katz, Cindy Lamb

Outreach & Communication Committee: Cathy Cavagnaro (chair), Joe Englert, Matt Herman, Sophie Li, Sameer Patharkar

​Meeting Dates:

All meetings will be held in room A145 at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 10, 2018, 2 p.m.

July 24, 2018

August 22, 2018

September 19, 2018

October 17, 2018

November 28, 2018

January 16, 2019

February 19, 2019

March 20, 2019

April 24, 2019

May 15, 2019​


RFF Dates 2018-2019

The following dates are approved teacher planning dates for Findley Oaks. Students will not come to school on these days.

September 4, 2018

November 26, 2018

February 19, 2019



SGC Handbook

SGC Guidance Document

Charter System FAQ

Fulton County Strategic Plan 2022​


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