LSC candidates still needed at many Austin schools

May 6, 2018
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Openings on 12 of Austin’s 17 Local School Councils remain after last month’s elections.

Official results from the elections, held April 17 and 18 at each school, aren’t expected until next month.

It’s not too late for local residents or parents of CPS students to be appointed to the vacancies, says CPS spokesman Patrick Mullane.

LSCs with vacant community and/or parents seats can be filled by current council members making appointments, Mullane said in an email statement.

The current LSC members will serve until June 30, when their terms end; those who won last month’s election will take office in July.

Jennie Biggs, communications director for the education advocacy group Raise Your Hand, said it’s important to have the remaining seats filled because Local School Councils are the only democracy available in CPS.

“LSCs empower parents, community members, educators and, at the high school level, students by bringing their voice to the table,” Biggs said.

State Rep. La Shawn Ford also stressed the importance of Local School Councils in a previous AustinTalks story, saying they play a major role in shaping the future of schools and communities.

Information about vacant seats can be found on the CPS Local School Elections website.

Here are details about those school LSCs that still have vacancies and those that do not:

Milton Brunson Special Elementary

  • Parent candidates: 2 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Stacy O. Osideko
  • Teacher: Susan L. Denison
  • Parent: Candy T. Gowdy
  • Parent: Sheneka N. Riley
  • Non-teaching Staff: Aaryn M. Finklea
  • Community: James Ruffin
  • Community: Jerome H. Cox
  • NOTE: Milton Brunson Special Elementary still needs to fill four parent seats.

George Leland Elementary

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Susan Y. Lee-Warner
  • Teacher: Shontrece D. Dupree
  • Parent: Mary A. Alexander
  • Parent: Savannah S. Neely
  • Parent: Margaret Berry
  • Parent: Alvina Johnson
  • Parent: Marquita A. Cooper
  • Parent: Carl Barnes
  • Non-teaching Staff: Mary L. Woods
  • Community: Mary Murphy

Michele Clark Magnet School

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Gregory Dean
  • Teacher: Yolanda M. Tucker
  • Student: Michael A. Victory
  • Student: Milik H. Wright
  • Parent: Rena Jackson
  • Parent: Tammico Peterson
  • Parent: Mary A. Alexander
  • Parent: Lavette Alexander
  • Non-teaching Staff: Carmen A. Mahon
  • Community: Bernard M. Clay
  • Community: Cassandra D. Norman
  • Community: Sallie A Young
  • NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

Oscar DePriest Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Tammie F. Vinson
  • Teacher: Vivian E. Billups
  • Teacher: Mark McDermott
  • Teacher: Brett J. Mauk
  • Teacher: Mary E. Holmes
  • Teacher: Jenna Kordelewski
  • Parent: Iesha Y. McReynolds
  • Parent: Johnny L. Matthews
  • Parent: Sharita L. McNeal
  • Parent: Debra Jones
  • Parent: Sayra Luna
  • Parent: Michelle Sanders
  • Parent: Valencia Green
  • Non-teaching Staff: Immanuel Jones
  • Community: Lynnetta Walker
  • Community: Diana Cottrell
  • Community: Gwendolyn E. Brown
  • Community: Leon Brown
  • Community: Maria Saldana
  • NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

Frederic Douglas Academy High School

  • Parent candidates: 5 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Gerald A. Roberson
  • Student: Ross D. Briana
  • Parent: Kesha D. Byrd
  • Parent: Karen Washington
  • Parent: Kenneth L. James
  • Parent: Sharonda D. Lee
  • Parent: Latasha Jones
  • Non-teaching Staff: Sherry Jordan
  • Community: Catherine Jones
  • Community: Mattie J. Scott
  • NOTE: This school still needs one parent spot and one teacher spot filled.

Edward K. Duke Ellington

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Bernadette A. Moore
  • Teacher: Warren L. Hearn
  • Teacher: Valerie Brown
  • Parent: Angel A. Williams
  • Parent: Velda J. Brunner
  • Parent: Keith Mack
  • Parent: Eboni M. Edwards
  • Parent: Nellie Stokes
  • Parent: Geequilla Johnson-Goodwin
  • Non-teaching Staff: Terrayne K. Ellis
  • Community: Carl A. King
  • Community: Mildred Swafford

John Hay Community Academy

  • Parent candidates: 4 of 6 spot filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Cynthia A. Moore
  • Teacher: Melinda C. Stapleton
  • Parent: Kleybeen C. Romero
  • Parent: Derrick J. Sparks
  • Parent: Corina M. Taylor
  • Parent: Evelia Garcia
  • Non-teaching Staff: Veada R. Sercye
  • Community: Mildred Brackett
  • Community: Arthur L. Archibald
  • NOTE: This school still needs two parent spots filled.

Joseph Lovett Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Sharon D. Crowder
  • Teacher: Thomas E. Harris
  • Parent: Salina Tillman
  • Parent: Barbara Ford
  • Parent: Hellen D. Breeze
  • Parent: Robert Breeze
  • Parent: Shardae R. Lovelady
  • Parent: Frank J. Ware
  • Non-teaching Staff: Benita S. Dorsey
  • Community: Willie M. Thurmond
  • Community: Ella Wilder
  • Community: Eva Curtis
  • NOTE: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

Ronald E. McNair Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 4 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 0 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Terina Woolridge
  • Teacher: Teirra Scott
  • Principal: Benetrice Whitfield
  • Parent: Latrina Estes
  • Parent: Lameka Taylor
  • Parent: Mary McFadden
  • Parent: Tekesha Matthews
  • Non-teaching Staff: Phelecia E. Slaughter
  • Note: This school still needs two parents spots and two community spots filled.

Henry H. Nash Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 5 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Sylvelia I. Pittman
  • Teacher: Connie M. Kelly
  • Parent: Steven Pittman
  • Parent: Angela N. Rankins
  • Parent: Kenyetta Barfiled
  • Parent: Myree B. Tate
  • Parent: Donicia S. Young
  • Non-teaching Staff: Judith L. Dillon
  • Community: Trella Hodges
  • Community: Gloria Moore
  • Note: This school still needs one parent spot filled.

Harriet Sayre Elementary Language Academy

  • Parent candidates: 5 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 4 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Lisa G. Ingravallo
  • Teacher: Lori R. Pelc
  • Parent: Kristen A. Luttery
  • Parent: Mathew J. Quilty
  • Parent: Nicole C. Montella
  • Parent: Aimee M. Dinschel
  • Parent: Benjamin Menjivar
  • Non-teaching Staff: Alexandria L. Mack
  • Community: Patrick D. Canevello
  • Community: Anne J. Cothran
  • Community: Jessica K. Nixon
  • Community: Jana T. Crane
  • Note: This school still needs one parent spot filled. This school has multiple candidates for community seats. These are not the final results.

Spencer Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Arregina L. McCullum
  • Teacher: Jeffery B. Blackwell
  • Parent: April Pittman
  • Parent: LaPorsha M. Lipscomb
  • Parent: Sheree Hych
  • Parent: Unique Hill
  • Parent: Dionte Rutues
  • Parent: James E. Avery
  • Non-teaching Staff: Cynthia M. Peterson
  • Community: Martin L. William
  • Community: Venus Finley

Austin College and Career Academy High School

  • Parent candidates: 3 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Alyson H. Stout
  • Teacher: Jeffrey M. Sevener
  • Student: Kasmire Moore
  • Parent: Victoria Nnabuihe
  • Parent: Ruth Price
  • Parent: Venus Finley
  • Non-teaching Staff: Daniel Staley
  • Community: Lucia DeLeon-Scott
  • Community: Joe Baker
  • Community: Tiffany Hope
  • Note: This school still needs three parent spots filled. This school has multiple candidates for community seats. These are not the final results.

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 7 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Geraldine Catto
  • Teacher: Tahirah Liberty
  • Parent: Mattie J. Scott
  • Parent: Marvin L. Sykes
  • Parent: Lynette Boyd-Peoples
  • Parent: Katina Boyd
  • Parent: Lavita D. Redmond
  • Parent: Melinda G. Banks
  • Parent: Shawnta Grace
  • Non-teaching Staff: Lorraine Lockhart
  • Community: Earlean Green
  • Community: Latisha R. Lee
  • Community: George T. Heard
  • Note: This school has multiple candidates for parent and community seats. These are not the final results.

George Rogers Clark Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 1 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Heather A. Van Lear
  • Teacher: Marisol Rivas
  • Parent: Dominique D. Woods
  • Parent: Tanya S. Ward
  • Parent: Latonya B. Carter
  • Parent: Nathan P. Tubbs
  • Parent: Marlene Y. Vick
  • Parent: Maria E. Martinez
  • Non-teaching Staff: Menzo B. Murphy
  • Community: Patricia A. Quinn
  • Note: This school still needs one community spot filled.

Howe Elementary School of Excellence

  • Parent candidates: 6 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 3 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Marcus T. Armstrong
  • Teacher: Alonzo D. Myers
  • Parent: Dinishia Matthews
  • Parent: Charday Nelson
  • Parent: Ciara Taylor
  • Parent: Jessica Johnson
  • Parent: Blanch Hill
  • Parent: Connie Cardine
  • Non-teaching Staff: Kevin Wallace
  • Non-teaching Staff: Erinn E. McKune
  • Non-teaching Staff: Karlton D. Henderson
  • Community: Beverly Griffin
  • Community: Evelene Gordon
  • Note: This school has multiple candidates for community seats. These are not the final results.

Leslie Lewis Elementary School

  • Parent candidates: 3 of 6 spots filled
  • Community candidates: 2 of 2 spots filled
  • Teacher: Katherine Bast
  • Teacher: Natosha Woods
  • Teacher: Rebecca Rubin
  • Parent: Christine Edwards
  • Parent: Ovella G. Henderson
  • Parent: Sonia Simmons
  • Non-teaching Staff: Johnnell Pierce-Bankhead
  • Community: Janice M. Holmes
  • Community: Wanda Hopkins
  • Note: This school still needs three parent spots filled.

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