Superintendent's Advisory Council
About the SAC . . .
The Superintendent's Advisory Council, SAC, is comprised of 12 faculty and staff members. Council members are BCPS elementary, middle and high school faculty and staff who focus on continuous improvement and supporting all schools through the lens of equity. All full-time employees of the Burke County Public Schools system are eligible to be members and should be willing to play a critical role in the communication process between their school/location and the district.
The purpose of SAC is to provide faculty and staff with engagement opportunities that help cultivate the learning community and educate their peers about the workings of the district.
SAC will provide a platform for faculty and staff members to share their thoughts and exchange ideas that can assist school and district leaders in delivering on the commitments outlined in the BCPS Strategic Plan. Members will serve as a voice for all BCPS faculty and staff, providing valuable insight that can reshape our work as we strive toward our vision that each student leaves BCPS equipped for a world of possibilities. They will have the opportunity to work alongside the Superintendent, Dr. Williams, and other district leaders while further developing their leadership, advocacy, and collaboration skills alongside a diverse community of peers.
The Advisory Council will. . .
- Serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns related to the continued enhancement of BCPS programs,
- Provide feedback for the ongoing development and evaluation of BCPS programs and processes, and
- Explore ways to identify and utilize available community and BCPS resources to enrich educational experiences for all students.
The Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Advisory Council (SAC) held its first meeting! Along with providing feedback to the superintendent about their schools, staff in Superintendent Williams's Advisory Council learned more about each other in the February meeting. Twelve staff members from each BCPS elementary, middle and high school could speak with Superintendent Williams and briefly discuss potential topics for the remainder of the 2023 SAC meetings. This group will work directly with the Superintendent and District Administrators, allowing District personnel to have a focus group of staff representing and providing a voice for all in BCPS. It also offers them an opportunity to express what they think is important regarding their environment, along with what could be improved, enabling students to receive an equitable education in a safe learning environment and be inspired to discover and develop their unique abilities, talents, and voice. Dr. Williams believes engaging and collaborating with staff and students is essential in creating a thriving educational environment that ignites a passion for learning that leads to excellence. She wants to create a space where staff and students can use their voices and share ideas and advice on important issues to BCPS. #Proud2BeBC
The next meeting is scheduled for March 29, 2023, at 12:00 noon at the Teaching and Learning Center.