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State School Superintendent 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected LCMS West seventh grader, Chimdinma (Dinma) Ohamadike to serve on his 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Throughout the school year, 108 middle and high school students will meet with Superintendent Woods in Atlanta to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom. Members of the Student Advisory Council will also discuss other issues related to education, serve as the Superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools, and participate in service projects to benefit schools and students.

"Meeting with my Student Advisory Council has been, and will continue to be, an invaluable part of my decision-making process" Superintendent Woods said. "To develop child-focused, classroom-centered policies, we have to hear directly from students. We can only improve their educational experience by bringing them to the table."

Members were selected from a pool of more than 800 students who applied to serve on the council. Students were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers, which focused on their ideas for public education and the ways their own educational experience could be improved. The students selected attend public schools all over the state.

"It was refreshing and valuable to hear these students' feedback and ideas," Superintendent Woods said. "This is a fantastic group of students with great ideas for the future of our educational system, and I can't wait to work with them. I'd like to thank every student who took the time to apply and share their thoughts."

Lee County School System is very proud of Dinma and excited about her representing our school system. Dinma is the daughter of Dr. Ignatious and Ihuoma Ohamadike.

Christy Sutton, LCPS Math Teacher Finalist for National Award

"It is a privilege to announce Georgia's 2016 State Finalist for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in K-6 Mathematics Teaching. This national award recognizes teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning and is the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics. Each year the award alternates between teachers teaching kindergarten through sixth grade and those teaching seventh through 12th grades." Curriculum and Instruction Updates Georgia Department of Education

Please join us in congratulating the 2016 finalist from Lee County, Christy Sutton.


Board approved flyers can be viewed here.