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Vanderlyn Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Principal Advisory Council

Principal Advisory Council

The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve and shall:

  1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;
  2. Act as a link between the school and the community;
  3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and
  4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.

The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education and local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.

2023-2024 Principal Advisory Council Elections

Congratulations to the following members on their election to the 2023-2024 Vanderlyn Principal Advisory Council (PAC):

  • Demetreia Adderley - Teacher Representative 
  • Bhagyashree Deshmukhe - Parent Representative 
  • Tambryn Freund  - Parent Representative 
  • Susan Stebbins - Parent Representative 

Elected members of the PAC serve a 2-year term.  The following members will complete their second term as members of the PAC for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Tasmiea Zaman  - Teacher Representative 
  • Jennifer Dees - Parent Representative 
  • Lauren Brown - Parent Representative 

  • Jamie Davis - Parent Representative (Appointed)
  • Audra Anders - Community Partner (Appointed)

Council Members

Meeting Dates
Upcoming Meetings
May 10, 2024 @ 8:30am in Book Room

Past Meeting Dates:
March 15, 2024 @ 8:30am in Book Room
February 9, 2024 @ 8:30am in Book Room
January 19, 2024 @ 8:30am in Book Room
December 8, 2023 @ 8:30 in Book Room

February 22, 2023  @ 8:30 in Book Room
March 15, 2023 @ 8:30am in Book Room
May 16, 2023 @ 8:30am in Book Room
September 12, 2023 @ 8:30am in Book Room
October 26, 2023 @ 8:30am in Book Room