• Minority Advisory Council

    The Minority Advisory Council (MAC) is made up approximately 22 Members (20 teachers / 2 administrators: one elementary and secondary). Participation ideally will include representation from classroom teachers in early elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school, as well as representation from the arts, library, special education, Career and Technical Education, and, if possible, a school counselor.  The President and/or designee of any association who receives the necessary votes as outlined by state law (PECCA) will serve on the committee as well.

     

    Term

    Members will be selected to serve one-year terms that can be renewed up to two additional years. Membership will rotate so that roughly one-third of committee members will roll off each year while two-thirds remain. Members must be employed by KCS.

     

    Selection

    Members of the MAC are selected through a nomination process open to all schools. Nominations are considered and new members are chosen by a selection committee composed of current members of the MAC. Educators can be considered for membership through nomination by their principal, self-nomination, and/or continuation from the previous year. Interested educators will be asked to complete a short application, including providing biographical information and a very brief statement as to why they wish to serve on the MAC.

     

    Meeting

    The Minority Advisory Council will meet during seven months of the school year (September through April, excluding December). Typically, an agenda will be developed and disseminated in advance. Agendas may be modified to address topics as they arise or to adjust for time constraints. The Superintendent or his designee will serve as facilitator of the discussion.

     

    Expectations

    • Members will attend and actively participate in all MAC meetings. It is understood that circumstances occasionally arise where a member will be unable to attend a meeting, however, members who miss more than two meetings in a single year will not be reappointed in the following year. 
    • Members are expected to be candid and forthright, but also professional, courteous, and solution oriented.
    • Members are expected to solicit input and feedback from colleagues to inform and enrich the dialogue.

     

    Members

Team Member
 
Gibbs Elementary
 

Team Member
 
Carter Elementary
 

Team Member
 
KCEA
 

Team Member
 
South-Doyle Middle
 

Team Member
 
Ritta Elementary
 

Team Member
 
L&N STEM Academy
 

Team Member
 
Carter Elementary
 

Team Member
 
Karns Middle
 

Team Member
 
Vine Middle
 

Team Member
 
Cedar Bluff Middle
 

Team Member
 
Maynard Elementary
 

Team Member
 
Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy
 

Team Member
 
Gibbs Middle
 

Team Member
 
System-Wide
 

Team Member
Stephanie Peltier-Green - stephanie.peltiergreen@knoxschools.org
 
Fair Garden Community Center
 

Team Member
 
Maynard Elementary
 

Team Member
 
Fulton High
 

Team Member
Heather Sumpter-Blakemore - heather.sumpterblakemore@knoxschools.org
 
Austin-East Magnet High
 

Team Member
 
Belle Morris Elementary
 

Team Member
 
Farragut Middle
 

Team Member
 
Halls Elementary
 

Team Member
 
West Valley Middle