School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a cross-functional group of parents, teachers, students, alumni, and staff that work to support MLWGS in achieving its mission of providing exceptional students with an exceptional environment and opportunities. 

SAC consists of 19 representatives from the above groups and meets monthly as a team; however, conducts most of its work in smaller committees.  6 members of SAC are parents chosen by the PTSA, 4 are students from the student council, 4 are teachers or staff members, 3 are Director appointees (including 1 alumni), 1 from the school administration, and 1 from the Planning Committee (only current vacancy).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Advisory Council (SAC) is to serve in an advisory capacity to enhance the quality of education, to promote comprehensive educational opportunities, to support the effective components of the existing programs, and to ensure that the MLWGS mission is achieved.       


SAC Meeting Minutes 2017-18 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2016-17 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2015-16  Minutes


SAC Report to RSB June 2017 Report
Grade Point Committee (2016) Report
SAC Report to RSB June 2016 Report

Organizational Documents

SAC By-laws By-Laws


1) Calendar 2) Curriculum Enrichment, Enhancement, and Support
3) Global and Governmental Outreach 4) Honor System
5) Marketing, Communications, and     Community 6) Nominating
 7) Policy Review 8) Technology


2017-2018 SAC Members

Eric Lowell, Henrico, PTSA, Chair

Cynthia Kostelecky, Richmond, PTSA, Vice Chair, Chair of Committee #6

Barrie Bowers, Hanover, PTSA, Historian 

John Walter, faculty, Secretary

Brick Brickley, Henrico, PTSA, Chair of Committee #5

Wendy DeGroat, faculty

Dan Brown, faculty, Chair of Committee #2

Barbara Marshall, staff

Jill Potts, Chesterfield, PTSA, Chair of Committee #3

Maureen Moslow-Benway, Powhatan, PTSA

Catherine Qian, Henrico, SCA, Chair of Committee #7

Will Larson, Hanover, SCA

Narmeen Rashid, Chesterfield, SCA, Chair of Committee #4

Sammy Guinn, Henrico, SCA, Chair of Committee #8

Max Smith, administrator, Chair of Committee #1

George Nyfeler, Richmond, director’s appointee

Brice Lyle, Alumni, director’s appointee

Dr. Ann Ifekwunigwe, Petersburg Planning Committee Member