Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

STEM Academy at Bartlett Student Chosen for State Superintendent Richard Woods’ Middle School Advisory Council

Published on: 9/17/2019

​STEM Academy 8th Grader, Isa Lilja-Vazquez has been selected to the State School Superintendent's 2018-2019 Student Advisory Council.  Isa’s teachers say she not only excels academically but is actively engaged in extracurricular activities and community service.  Isa is also a past SCCPSS Superintendent's Student of the Month from January 2018. 


Students who serve on Superintendent Woods’ 2019-20 Student Advisory Council will meet with the Superintendent multiple times during the school year to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools. Members will also engage in community service projects to benefit Georgia students and schools.


“My Student Advisory Council is a key part of my decision-making as I lead Georgia’s K-12 public education system,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “We make better policy choices when we’re connected with those we serve. I deeply value these students’ input and involvement.” 


Past topics discussed by the student advisory council include: the school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.  More than 1,000 students applied for the honor of sitting on the Council.


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