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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 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 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  


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


2018-2019 SAC Members

Cynthia Kostelecky, Richmond, PTSA,  Chair

Barrie Bowers, Hanover, PTSA

Jill Potts, Chesterfield, PTSA

Prasad Kamma Edlapalli, Henrico, PTSA

Melissa Kates, Richmond, PTSA

Denise Rasmussen, Hanover, PTSA

John Walter, faculty, Secretary

Wendy DeGroat, faculty

Dan Brown, faculty

David Barnes, faculty

Miles Nardi, Henrico Junior

Julia Ochsenshirt, Henrico Junior

Narmeen Rashid, Chesterfield Senior 

Sammy Guinn, Henrico Senior

Max Smith, administrator

Dan Giorgis, Hanover, director’s appointee

Brice Lyle, Alumni, director’s appointee

Jennifer McCluskey, Richmond, director’s appointee

Dr. Ann Ifekwunigwe, Petersburg Planning Committee Member