School Council

The School Advisory Council for Teasley MS will meet at 4:00 PM in the Media Center on the following dates:

Meeting Dates (minutes are linked after each meeting)

School Council Members

  • Ms. Sandy McPherson, Parent and Vice Chairperson
  • Ms. Jodi Sears, Parent and Secretary
  • Mr. John Cline, Parent
  • Mr. Graham Penniman, Parent/Teacher and Chairperson
  • Officer Ryan Lohnes, Community Representative
  • Ms. Lindsay Bowley, Teacher
  • Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Teacher
  • Dr. Benjamin Lester, Principal

Purpose of the School Council

The General Assembly of Georgia created councils to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.”

School Councils shall provide advice, recommendations, and assistance and represent the community of parents and business.

Council Membership

  • Members of the School Council will serve for a term of two years.
  • The council will have a minimum of seven members.
  • A parent member must serve as the chair.

School Council Accountability & Scope

The council is accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  • Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues
  • Participate in council meetings
  • Participate in information and training programs
  • Act as a link between the school council and the community
  • Encourage the participation of parents and others within the school community
  • Work to improve student achievement
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the school principal and local board of education