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It's School Governance Council Election Time!!
Our School Governance Council voting window is now open so please don’t wait to cast your vote! From March 11th – March 18th you will be able to vote for your preferred School Governance Council representative. You can find your personalized voting link in your email inbox.
Read below to find out more about the parent and teacher candidates:
1. Jerry Ethridge
"I am the proud parent of two Woodland Elementary Students. We've lived in Sandy Springs for two years. I have served for two years on the School Governance Council and I am honored to currently serve as the Chair. I look forward to the possibility of continuing to serve with the hard working folks who are working to continue to keep Woodland a top tier school! We have a lot to be proud of and we want to continue the momentum!"
2. Sravanathi Thungathurti
"I am Sravanthi Thungathurthi came from India. I completed M.C.A(Masters in computer applications) from Osmania University. It's a great opportunity to shape the strategic direction of your school and would like to be part of the School Governance Council."
3. Andrea Sharper
"For more than 10 years, my family has been apart of the Woodland family having a son who attended and 2 current children who are students. As a proud mom, I have seen many changes and growth over the years and would like to be apart helping Woodland continue to be an awesome school in our community. My family is very committed to the Sandy Springs community as our organization , Healthy Youth USA provides After school and summer camp for many children who attend Woodland. It is my hope I can serve as a representative for many of the families we serve in providing a voice and vision of positive direction that can benefit the children in the community who attend Woodland Elementary!"
1. Emily Childs
"Even though this is my first year at Woodland, this is my fifth year teaching fifth grade. Both my Masters and my Bachelor's degrees are in Elementary Education. I have served as grade chair for two years and led numerous professional developments and presentations. As a team member, I assisted in the construction of the 2022 strategic plan for my previous school and the personalized learning action plan alongside the principal and a few staff members. Additionally, I was privileged to work on Shakerag’s Blue Ribbon Award application last year for the 2017-2018 school year. [The award was granted this fall!] Being part of a strong school culture that strives to be goal-driven and action-oriented is one of my greatest strengths. A love for learning and instructional strategies has led me to seek growth opportunities benefiting all students. I am a believer in purposeful
integration of content, an academically challenging environment, and a focus on social-emotional learning in order to allow students to become contributing citizens.As a member of SGC, I will inquire about the staff’s opinions while balancing community input and best practices for grow Woodland to grow even more! One of the best parts in joining Woodland has been the exponential growth from previous years and the continued potential we possess! I would love the opportunity to listen to teachers and express our voice on SGC as we refine our vision for Woodland."
2. Jessica Penn
"I am Jessica Penn. I have taught 4 years at Woodland Elementary, as both an upper and lower grade teacher. Being an excellent teacher is my passion and calling. I strive to educate the whole child. Woodland Elementary is where I did my student teaching. I was so grateful to get hired as a full-time teacher. I am very invested in Woodland, and want it to be the best school possible. In order to do my part, I serve on various committees, including Design Thinking (chairperson), Science Olympiad, Paw Pact, and more. I believe that being a part of the School Governance Committee will allow me to help Woodland achieve even more growth and success. Being an excellent teacher is my passion and calling. I strive to educate the whole child. Woodland Elementary is where I did my student teaching. I was so grateful to get hired as a full-time teacher. I am very invested in Woodland, and want it to be the best school possible. In order to do my part, I serve on various committees, including Design Thinking (chairperson), Science Olympiad, Paw Pact, and more. I believe that being a part of the School Governance Committee will allow me to help Woodland achieve even more growth and success."
3. Taliah Mustafaa
"I would like to be a part of the School Governance Council to become more knowledgeable and involved in making programmatic and operational changes to improve our school. I am new to teaching and have already learned so much from my peers. I look forward to extending my knowledge of the school and I believe that becoming a member of the School Governance Council would provide me the opportunity to gain a new insight of budget, the strategic plan, and other critical decisions being made that effect our school. I have experience working closely with other educators and collaborating due to our PLC work. I am passionate about working in Fulton county and plan on carrying out my career here. I would like the opportunity to become more invested in the inner workings of our school. I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to share a teacher perspective with parents and other stakeholders as well as gaining valuable insight of the other perspectives provided from the collaboration of families and community members. I am hopeful to participate in dialogue that promotes student achievement and preparing all students for success."
4. Quanda Foster
"I am Quanda Foster, a seventh-year veteran teacher, and I currently work at Woodland Elementary School as a Fourth Grade Educator. I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Georgia and a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education Reading and Literacy from Walden University. I have previously served as a teacher
liaison for a Local School Governance Team in another school district in Georgia. I am interested in an opportunity to serve on the Woodland Elementary School Governance Council because I am committed to the success and accomplishments of our students and the Fulton County School District. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve on a committee that would allow me to participate in the kind of thinking and collaborative decision-making process that will allow our school to reflect the strengths of our students, the values of our families, and the skills of our teachers."
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