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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 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, 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 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 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  


1) Calendar 2) Student Identity
3) Global Outreach 4) Student & Family Engagement
5) Policy & Curriculum Review 6) Nomination & By-Laws
7) Library Vision Walk  


2019-2020 SAC Members

Barrie Bowers, Hanover, PTSA, Chair

Dan Brown, faculty, Vice-Chair

Denise Ringer, Hanover, PTSA, Historian

Prasad Kamma Edlapalli, Henrico, PTSA, Secretary

Melissa Kates, Richmond, PTSA

Michael Larkin, Chesterfield, PTSA

Karen Townsend, Richmond, PTSA

Wendy DeGroat, faculty

Ed Coleman, faculty

David Barnes, faculty, Committee 2 Chair

Miles Nardi, Henrico Senior

Julia Ochsenshirt, Henrico Senior

Chase Gunlicks, Chesterfield Junior

Gabriella Watson, Chesterfield Junior

Max Smith, administrator

John Piersol, faculty, director’s appointee

Adam Powers, alumni, director’s appointee

Lynn Pleveich, Richmond, Planning Committee