School Governance Team

A charter system is a local school system that is operating under the terms of a contract between the local Board of Education and the State Board of Education as provided by the Charter Systems Act. A Charter System provides the opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents, and school boards to have greater flexibility to determine the educational needs of students within their district and requires a certain degree of school level governance in the system. To become a charter system, the local school system must submit a charter school petition to the Department of Education after such petition has been approved by the local board. As a charter system all schools within the system are charter schools. Therefore, the following questions that discuss a single charter school will apply to all schools in a charter system.


Gretchen Hollingsworth, Chair, Teacher
Sunita Singh, Vice Chair, Community
Amanda Carroll, Parent
Vickie Keibler, Parent
Chris Maddox, Community
Samantha Kickbush, Teacher
Holly Wesley, Student
Sean Brown, Student
Dr. Dale Simpson, Principal/CEO
Laura Watts, Assistant Principal
Lathan Pooser, Assistant Principal
Dr. Cheryl Guy, Magnet Coordinator
Julie Sitton, Recorder


Meetings are open to the public and start at 8 a.m. at 1007 Austin Road in Winder, GA.

Meeting Dates:
August 10, 2021
September 7, 2021
October 26, 2021
December 7, 2021
January 11, 2022
February 8, 2022
March 15, 2022
April 12, 2022
May 3, 2022


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