Local School Advisory Team

The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team (formerly the Local School Restructuring Teams) consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, a community member, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students. These teams were initially established to serve in an advisory capacity to the principal for the purpose of improving student outcomes.

Local School Advisory Teams are tasked with advising the principal on matters such as: allocation of school resources; organization of the school; curriculum options, including special or supplementary course offerings and specialized research-based instructional strategies; budget decisions; priorities and considerations for staffing patterns and the selection of personnel; monitoring overall student progress; school culture, and family engagement.

To learn more about what LSAT does, visit the DCPS LSAT page. LSAT meetings are open to observers.

2017-18 LSAT Members  

Emily Olesh, Community Representative

Rhonda Forbes, Staff Representative

Alice Wang, Parent

Kay Parry, Parent

Brian Doyle, Parent

Sarah Bowman, Parent


Elizabeth Vandivier, Teacher

Kirby Shultz, Teacher

Sarah Schiers, Teacher

Katie Dilley, Teacher

Amanda Provost, PTA Representative

Jen Thomas, Principal


Upcoming LSAT Meetings

All meetings start at 4:30-5:30PM in the Conference Room.

Check back for upcoming LSAT meetings.

LSAT Meeting Minutes

SY 2017-18

August 2017 - February 2018 Summary

August 30, 2017

SY 2016-17

September 28, 2016

February 17, 2016

January 27, 2016

December 16, 2015

November 18, 2015

October 28, 2015

September 23, 2015