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 18 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 (2 juniors and 2 seniors chosen from an application process), 4 are teachers or staff members, up to 3 are Director appointees (including 1 alumnus), 1 from the school administration, and 1 from the Planning Committee.

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, promote comprehensive educational opportunities, support the effective components of the existing programs, and ensure that the MLWGS mission is achieved.       


SAC Meeting Minutes 2021-22  
SAC Meeting Minutes 2020-21 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2019-20 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2018-19 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2017-18 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2016-17 Minutes
SAC Meeting Minutes 2015-16  Minutes


SAC Report to RSB June 2021 Report
SAC Report to RSB June 2020 Report
SAC Report to RSB June 2019 Report
SAC Report to RSB June 2018 Report
SAC Report to RSB June 2017 Report
Grade Point Committee (2016) Report
SAC Report to RSB June 2016 Report

Organizational Documents

SAC By-laws  


2020-2021 SAC Members

Michael Larkin, Richmond, PTSA, Chair

Ed Coleman faculty, Vice-Chair

Denise Rasmussen, Hanover, PTSA, Historian

Karen Townsend, Richmond, PTSA, Secretary

Rachel Gable, Richmond, PTSA

Colleen Hall, Chesterfield, PTSA

Leigh Anne Ratliff, Richmond, PTSA

Rachel Loving, faculty

Open, faculty

Vacant,  faculty

Virginia Warren, Chesterfield Junior

Madison Kang, Chesterfield Junior

Chase Gunlicks, Chesterfield Senior

Gabriella Watson, Chesterfield Senior

Max Smith, administrator

Karen Smith-Will, director’s appointee

Vacant, director’s appointee

Vacant, alumni, director’s appointee

Lynn Pleveich, Richmond, Planning Committee