Participate in an organization or committee

Participate in an organization or committee.Booster clubs, PTAs, curriculum and other district-level advisory committees are all important opportunities for you to share your time and expertise with our students.

Explore the list of available options below for more details and contact information.

Campus Level Opportunities

Purpose

Works with organization coaches in support of the school teams. The number of meetings varies by campus – consult campus organization coaches.

Committee make-up

Membership is usually restricted to parents of students in organization.

Frequency of meetings

Varies by Campus

Contact(s)

Local Middle School or High School

Purpose

The “Campus Improvement Team (CIT)” is a state-mandated committee at each campus, responsible for oversight/review of the campus improvement plans for that school.

Committee make-up

Principals appoint from two (2) to four (4) parents, two (2) community representatives, and one (1) business representative to their team, representing the diversity on their campus. Additionally, the school district appoints an administrator to serve on the committee along with the principal’s appointees.

Frequency of meetings

Each campus team meets at least six (6) times a year

Contact(s)

Local Campus

Purpose

Works with organization directors in support of the school organization. The number of meetings varies by campus - consult campus organization director.

Committee make-up

Membership is usually restricted to parents of students in organization.

Frequency of meetings

Varies by Campus

Committee members

Committee Member information is not available

Contact(s)

George Jones
Director of Fine Arts
972-487-3174

Additional information

No additional information

Purpose

Works with organization directors in support of fine arts groups such as band, choirs, orchestras, theatre arts, etc.

Committee make-up

Membership is usually restricted to parents of students in the organization.

Frequency of meetings

The number of times each club meets varies by campus-consult campus organization director.

Contact(s)

George Jones
Director of Fine Arts
972-487-3174

Purpose

The LPAC is a campus-based committee responsible for reviewing bilingual education and ESL student performance each year for the purpose of making educational decisions that will support student achievement and language acquisition. A campus administrator, bilingual teachers, ESL teachers and a parent of a bilingual education or ESL program student serve on the committee.

Contact(s)

Shannon Terry
Director of Bilingual/ESL Education
972-487-4523

Purpose

Provide leadership and ideas to support the parent/school relationship.
Most PTA/PTSA boards have a mix of elected officers and committee chairman, each responsible for a specific area (budget, fund-raising, programming, environmental awareness, etc.)

Frequency of meetings

Typically meets once every month or once every six (6) weeks.

Contact(s)

Local Campus

District Level Opportunities

Purpose

To advise and make suggestions for programs, strategies, and initiatives and serve as a community communication forum for district objectives.

Committee make-up

Comprised of community members, parents, and business partners, along with district administrative staff. Current members recommend interested community members for appointment to committee.

How to join

Current members recommend interested community members for appointment to committee.

Frequency of meetings

Three (3) times per school year. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Committee members

Gwen Hamilton
Iris Netters
Tina Young
Carol Williams
Selmore Haines
David Larrick Smith
Dr. Joyce Miller
Gwen Clemmons
Lauren McKinney
Ricky McNeal
Leah Filzow-Perez
Reverend Milton Doyle

Contact(s)

Mary Whitt African-American Community Liaison 972-487-4341

Purpose

To offer suggestions for program improvement and expertise in keeping abreast of the building trades industry.

Contact(s)

Dr. Phillip Gilbreath
Director of Career & Technical Education
972-487-3170

Purpose

The committee provides a link between the community and the school district for the purpose of improving Business Education programs to equip students with current workplace skills.

Committee make-up

Community members from business and industry, Career and Technical Education counselors, parents, and students

Frequency of meetings

The committee meets three times per year

Contact(s)

Cheryl Jacobs
Coordinator for Business Marketing Education
972-487-3166

Purpose

Develop the calendar proposal for the next school year for Board review and approval.

Committee make-up

Parents, principals and representatives from several district departments, including communications, transportation, curriculum, professional development and student services. High school juniors and seniors from the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council are also consulted.

Frequency of meetings

Meets during fall semester.

Committee members

Brian Abbett
Babetta Hemphill
Kim Klakamp
Jed Reed
Patty Bateman
Tiffany Veno
One Area Director Representative
PTA Member from Golden Meadows
Rachel Brown (Schrade MS)
PTA member Schrade
Ray Merrill (Sachse HS)
PTA member Sachse
Jackie Davis (Walnut Glen Academy, ATPE representative)
Carlos Reza (South Garland HS, TSTA representative)

Contact(s)

Mida Milligan, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Communications & Public Relations
972-487-3255

Purpose

The goal of this committee is to improve student learning through an advisory capacity to the Superintendent and School Board. The committee reviews student achievement data, approves the district's staff development calendar, hears requests for campus/district waivers following state guidelines, hears updates on programs and other items of educational interest. 

Committee make-up

Three Parent Representatives
Three Community Members (non-parents)
Three Business Representatives
One Classroom Teacher from every campus
Twelve Campus-based Non-teaching Professional Personnel (six elementary, three middle school, and three high school level)
Four District-level Non-teaching Professional Staff
Two Paraprofessionals

Frequency of meetings

six (6) times per year from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Committee members

Parent Representatives:
Kindralyn Loff
Melanie Kircus
Greg Kircus

Community Members:
Dr. Kemp-Graham
Bari Woolley
Larry Walker

Business Representatives:
Kathy Perez
Jennifer Truax
Ariel Boone

Contact(s)

Dr. Kimberly Cadell
Director of Research, Assessment & Accountability
972-487-3206

Purpose

The role of the advisory board is to assist and support in serving as an advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences.

Frequency of meetings

Three times per year

Committee members

Al DeBerry
Guadalupe Lerma
Brenda Roque
Elena Doerrie
Kathy Perez
Linda Jones
Michael Anthony
Kristi Shepherd
Cynde Quinn

Contact(s)

Sandra Thompson
Career and Technical Education Coordinator-FCS
972-487-3167

Purpose

To offer suggestions for program improvement and expertise in the changing technologies affecting the livestock, plant and poultry production industry.
One of the major functions of this committee is to assist in the planning of the annual
Garland ISD Livestock, Plant and Poultry Show.

Committee make-up

The existing committee invites new members to join the committee as program needs are identified and addressed. Committee members are invited to join based on fields of expertise.

Committee members

Glenn Sesco
Larry Kennedy
Ashley Albert
Dale Mulkey
Tom Phillips
Bill Wiley
Skeeter Hall
Mike Cloud
Justin Graham
Donnie Grisham
Brent Schrade
Chad McEntee
Bob North
Ann Smith
Randy Smith
Brian Collins
Mike Scheu
Sandy Scheu
Larry Hall
Bob Duckworth
Ray Carson
Diana Chaney
David Osborne
Brad Joyce
Barbara King
Joe Skinner
George Lyons
Scott Smith
Randy Williford
Nate Fisher
Tom Cooper
Steve Bradshaw

Contact(s)

Dr. Phillip Gilbreath
Director of Career & Technical Education
972-487-3170

Purpose

The GISD BE/ESL Task Team advises and makes recommendations pertaining to diverse learners for consideration and approval by the GISD Executive Council and/or Superintendent. The goal of the team is to maximize the success and achievement of diverse learners in the Garland Independent School District in the following areas:

Compliance/LPAC
Program Design/Implementation
Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment
Professional Development
Parent/Community Outreach

Committee make-up

Community members, parents and district personnel

Frequency of meetings

Monthly, every second Tuesday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Committee members

Advisors:
Jobi Lawrence - Consultant
By invitation according to agenda (rotating) - Principals of ELEM, MS, HS
Lily Carrero-Diaz - Teacher ELEM SCHOOL
Michael Makidon - Teacher MIDDLE SCHOOL
Loryfel Pabelona - Teacher HIGH SCHOOL
Wilmar Rodriguez - Student

Vacant - Parent ELEM SCHOOL
(Alternate: Sylvia Pruitt)
Vacant - Parent MIDDLE SCHOOL
(Alternate: Elida Calderon)
Vacant - Parent HIGH SCHOOL
Vacant - Community Member
(Alternate: Nick Flores)

District Personnel:
Ruby Armstrong
Cheryl Beard
Ramiro Cantu
Lisa Dao
Carmen De Los Santos
Wendy Eldredge
Lori Elliot
Linda Flores
Shelly Hopkins
Monica Leiva
Doris Montayne
Diana Montgomery
Nidia Parra
Isabel Pena
Sara Roland
Gloria Stuart
Sheila Sudderth
Shannon Terry
Deb Tietjen
Laurie Toben
Debbie Weidner

Contact(s)

Shannon Terry
Director of Bilingual/ESL Education
972-487-4523

Purpose

Provides leadership support for Local Units (individual school PTA units)
Serves as the “umbrella” coordinating system for the locals

Committee make-up

Five elected officers (President, Aide to President, Vice President – Programs, Secretary and Treasurer); persons holding these positions must have served on a local Board.
One person appointed by Superintendent (District Liaison)
Multiple Committee Chairmen who are individuals with an interest in the committee subject (examples: Environmental, Arts in Education, Health and Safety, Budget and Finance, Parliamentarian, Membership, etc.)

Frequency of meetings

Board meetings are held monthly year-round except during the month of January;
Regular Council meetings are held monthly on first Wednesday of month except in January, May and when school is not in session (summer months.)

Committee members

Council PTA Officers:
Rodney Rowan - President
Debbie Crosby - 1st Vice President - Aide to President
Rusty Truelock - 2nd Vice President - Programs
Malesa Rose - Secretary
Sharon Wainscott - Treasurer

Council Committee Chairmen:
Open - Arts & Education
Open - Directory
Open - Historian
Alan Smith - Parliamentarian
Caren Rodriguez - District Liason
Joe Luna - Environmental
Tara Major - Hospitality & Resources
Francis Luna - Advocacy
Kathy Parks - Luncheon
Melissa Thurman - Membership
Open - Outstanding PTA
Ramona Aguilar - Parent Education & Volunteers and Youth Protection
Jody Luna - Scholarship
Travis Wortham - Youth Protection
LaToya S. Lewis - Lead PTA Coordinator

Contact(s)

Rodney Rowan
Council President

Purpose

To offer suggestions for program improvement and to ensure that we allow students multiple experiences in the healthcare field. The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services and biotechnology research and development. Collaborating with those in the health care field helps us identify the greatest needs for future health care professionals. The program also offers certification and licensure in the health care field. Our advisory committee helps identify the key areas we need to focus on and keeps us abreast of any changes.

Committee make-up

The committee consists of hospital and Allied health professionals, representatives from Richland and El Centro College, one parent and one student representative.

Frequency of meetings

Three times a year

Contact(s)

Kelly Hartmann
Coordinator HST CTE Guidance Counseling
972-487-3170

Purpose

To advise and make suggestions for programs, strategies, and initiatives and serve as a community communication forum for district objectives.

Committee make-up

Comprised of community members, parents, and business partners, along with district administrative staff. Current members recommend interested community members for appointment to committee.

Frequency of meetings

Three (3) times per school year. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Committee members

Dr. Castañeda
Karina Olivarez
John Washington
Joe Olivarez
Koni Kawi
Joe Garcia
Raul Lopez
Nayelli Lopez Moreno

Additional information

Javier Solis
Hispanic Community Liaison
972-487-4653

Purpose

This committee advises the program regarding program improvement and offers expertise in the newest technologies and scientific developments that will affect or can be implemented in the horticulture industry.

Contact(s)

Dr. Phillip Gilbreath
Director of Career & Technical Education
972-487-3170

Purpose

The LIGHT Advisory Council is a coalition of school officials, counselors, and community members who provide a link between the school and the community for the purpose of promoting activities that encourages healthy lifestyles for the youth in the Garland ISD communities. 

Frequency of meetings

Meets once a year - usually in April.

Committee members

Pamela Harris
Jose Alvarado
Christopher Balanciere
Merrill Balanciere
Stacey Davis
Larry Barber
Maggie Willis
John Washington
Dana Boles
Brenda Avance
Sabrina Jeter
Jennifer Mootz
Linda L. Griffin
Elisha Hutchinson
Elizabeth Kiertscher
Babetta Hemphill
Jana Jansson
Mary Whitt

Additional information

Ruby Armstrong
Director of Guidance & Counseling
972-487-3195

Purpose

The committee provides a link between the community and the school district for the purpose of improving Business Education programs to equip students with current workplace skills.

Committee make-up

Community members from business and industry, Career and Technical Education counselors, parents, and students.

Frequency of meetings

The committee meets three times per year

Contact(s)

Cheryl Jacobs
Coordinator for Business Marketing Education
972-487-3166

Purpose

Two district chefs stand in a cafeteria kitchen

The Menu Advisory Committee (MAC) includes parents, students and staff who review the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to provide greater knowledge of USDA guidelines and regulations for daily meal service, and help plan the menus for the next school year.

Frequency of meetings

Mother and daughter sample and critique foodMAC meetings about four times per year. During meetings, the committee will sample & critique recipes under consideration for use in the school year, and discuss implementation of new programs.

Meetings will be held at the Marvin Padgett Building.

Upcoming meetings:

All meetings are at 5 p.m.

Contact(s)

Jennifer Craig
email

Purpose

As part of an agreed legal judgment in 1987, the Multi-ethnic Committee meets to discuss topics covered in a Federal Court order related to educational issues and discrimination.

Committee make-up

Membership is decided by the Federal Court’s Northern Judicial District of Texas, based on recommendations submitted by Garland ISD and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

There are open seats available for 2 more Caucasian members, 1 more African-American member, and 1 Asian member.

Frequency of meetings

Committee members vote, set the schedule for meetings and meet seven times per year at 6:30 p.m. 

Location: Harris Hill, Rowlett Room

 

DatesTopics
October 10, 2016Choice of School (Elementary), Transportation Review, Student Services, Special Program, including Montessori Program, Multi-Ethnic Website page
November 14, 2016Transportation Vote, Community Liaisons, Assessment, Research & Accountability, and Intervention.
February 20, 2017Discipline I, SRO’s
March 27, 2017Human Resources
April 24, 2017Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Summer Programs
May 15, 2017Discipline II, Review/Recap from Discipline I, Freedom of Choice (Secondary)

 

 

 

Committee members

Mr. Timothy Robinson - Chairperson
Ms. Andrea Johnson - Co-Chairperson
Mr. Charles Axe - Secretary
Ms. Lupita Torres
Mr. Mel Pershan
Ms. Janice Furtick
Dr. Joyce Miller

Contact(s)

Dr. Wendy Eldredge
Assistant Superintendent - Division of Student Services & Community Relations

Cyndee Baker
Secretary to Assistant Superintendent - Division of Student Services & Community Relations
972-487-3007

Purpose

The goal of the committee is to prevent school age parents from dropping out of school. The focus groups discuss program needs and work on yearly goals.

Committee make-up

The committee is made up of social service agency representatives, community members, parents, students and district personnel.

Frequency of meetings

Small monthly focus groups

Committee members

FCS/CTE Coordinator:
Dr. Sandra Thompson 

SAPE:
Kelly Duval
Becky Shane
Nina Bates
Robyn Waldran
Karen Stanton
Julie Knight
Darlene Yoquelet
Kristi Weaver
Jane Heers
Leigh Ann Cagle
Kristy Christopher 

Facilitator:
Barbara J. King 

Administrator:
Robert Quach
Assistant Principal-North Garland High School 

Counselor:
Marian Riner
Case Manager Valle Student Services 

Health Representatives:
Jessica Olivo 

Natalie Jeters BSN RN
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Labor & Delivery 

Student:
Alonda Lopez
MPA Graduate

Community Members:
Jill Busha, Metro Family Pregnancy Center-Garland 

Special Education Campus Facilitator:
GHS-   Tori Hellmann
SGHS- Erin Pace, Michelle Paul
NGHS- Beth Chavez
LCHS-  Shirlene Singleton
NFHS- Jean Funn
RHS-   Delisa Lapinsky
SHS-   Marilyn Portman
MPA- Cheryl Flynn

Contact(s)

Sandra Thompson
Career and Technical Education Coordinator-FCS
972-487-3167

Purpose

To make recommendations about the district’s health education instruction.

Committee make-up
  • 51% parent members
  • 49% district and community members
  • 12 non-school members
Frequency of meetings

The council meets 4 times during the school year

Committee members

Parent Members:
Michelle de Klerk - Parent Co-Chair
Dr. Karana Fairley 
Gloria Cook
Dana York 
Lourdes McCain 
Tiffany Shelby 
Lisa Bavelaar
Kathy Harmon
Merna Harshman-Martinez
Melody Boatwright
Rose Troche

Community Members:
Jenny Eyer - Children at Risk
Stephanie Dean - Baylor Scott & White Health

Garland ISD Members:
Maggie Willis - Health Services
Renee Kotsopoulos - Health Services
Bradford Trudeau - Nutrition Services
Ruby Hart Armstrong - Counseling/Psychological Services
Liz Kiertscher - Staff Wellness
Louise Gartrell - Physical Education/Health
Sabrina Jeter – Risk Management 

Contact(s)

Louise Gartrell
Coordinator PE, Curriculum & Instruction
972-487-3993

Purpose

Provides input for program focus

Committee make-up

five (5) area representatives to _do what? What is an “area”?____.
The committee consists of __who? Specialists for subject areas? ___.

Frequency of meetings

Meets two (2) times per year

Contact(s)

Dr. Phillip Gilbreath
Director of Career & Technical Education
972-487-3170

Purpose

The committee discusses Title I programs and budget as well as makes suggestions for future programs and approves the following year’s fiscal budget plans.

Frequency of meetings

Meets two (2) times a year, normally in the fall and late spring.

Committee members

Andrea Ramos, Administrator, Sam Houston MS
Andrea Kleckner, Administrator, Park Crest ES
Ashley Westbrook, Coordinator, Federal Programs
Brandi Leal, Parent, Park Crest ES
Heather Reynolds, Parent, Sam Houston MS
Jonathan Armstrong, Facilitator, Family and Community Engagement
Kelly Garcia, Administrator, Freeman ES
Myra Crump, Coordinator, Family and Community Engagement
Vanessa Vargas, Parent, Freeman ES

Contact(s)

Christi Allen
Assistant Director Federal Programs Title I
972-487-3185

Purpose

Provide input for trades and industrial.
incomplete statement; trades/industrial class offerings? Curriculum? What?

Committee make-up

The committee consists of 15 area representatives
(are areas fields of industrial interest? Or geographical areas? Either way, what are the areas??)

Frequency of meetings

Meets at least once (1) annually, and then “as needed”

Contact(s)

Dr. Phillip Gilbreath
Director of Career & Technical Education
972-487-3170