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Student Advisory Committee Applications for SY 2018-19

Thank you to all of the motivated students in the District who applied to serve as members of our Student Advisory Committee (SAC) next year. We are currently reviewing all applications and will notify all those who are selected to serve within the next few weeks.

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) serves as the voice of students in the State Board’s work and is consulted on all issues of policy before the Board. The Student Advisory Committee conducts its meetings approximately once per month. The Committee produces a report each year which is presented to the State Board on a matter of importance to District students and provides recommendations on action. To participate in the Student Advisory Committee, a member must be a District of Columbia resident and a current sophomore, junior, or senior in a traditional public or public charter District high school.


2017-18 Student Advisory Committee Final Report

At the May 16, 2018 SBOE Public Meeting, Student Representatives Tallya Rhodes and Tatiana Robinson, along with members of the SAC, presented a final report to the Board for consideration. The SAC met eight times over the course of the 2017-18 school year and selected two key topics that its members felt could be improved in the District’s public schools. The proposals submitted by the SAC focused on college readiness and equal access to educational opportunities in the District. Working in two teams, SAC members developed a peer-to-peer mentoring program for District students and built a resource website for students looking for guidance and insight into college and career opportunities.

2017-18 Student Advisory Committee

Name School
Tallya Rhodes, Student Representative H.D. Woodson HS
Tatiana Robinson, Student Representative Ballou HS
Aaliyah Dick Woodrow Wilson HS
Agustin Pereira Martinez School Without Walls HS
Aniyah Fields Thurgood Marshall Academy
Ayia Evans Benjamin Banneker HS
Chandler Nutall School Without Walls
Charlotte Mestrich School Without Walls
Daniel Osmin Rodriguez Benjamin Banneker HS
Davine Holsey H.D. Woodson HS
De Jesus Ray Vincent Lagman Benjamin Banneker HS
Diana Shea BASIS DC
Dwight Harris Ballou HS
Emilia Majersik Woodrow Wilson HS
Emma K Quigg BASIS DC
Hannah Dunn Woodrow Wilson HS
Jamiah Hall Roosevelt HS
Janae Chambers Friendship Collegiate Academy
Jasmin Woodruff Benjamin Banneker HS
Jerome Foster II Washington Leadership Academy
John Carlos Garcia Capital City Public Charter School
Marcia Bailey Cesar Chavez PCS- Parkside
Menkhu-ta Whaley Thurgood Marshall Academy
Natalie Seablom Woodrow Wilson HS
Nathaniel Hutton The Lab School
Zachary Crouch Benjamin Banneker HS

2016-17 Student Advisory Committee Final Report

In its second year, the Student Advisory Committee continued its mission to promote student voice within the District of Columbia Public Schools and public charter school systems. Student Representatives and SAC co-chairs Alex Dorosin and Jamiah Hall led the committee in writing a final proposal for a system promoting administrative accessibility and other improvements to the high school student experience.

The State Board of Education approved the Student Advisory Committee’s final report at its June 2017 public meeting.

2016-17 Student Advisory Committee

Name School
Alex Dorosin, Student Representative Woodrow Wilson HS
Jamiah Hall, Student Representative Roosevelt HS
Tavian Southall Thurgood Marshall Academy
Nathaniel Hutton The Lab School
Jasmin Woodruff Benjamin Banneker HS
Lucas Colella Woodrow Wilson HS

2015-16 Student Advisory Committee Final Report

By a unanimous vote in their first meeting, the Student Advisory Committee selected the topic of Teacher Accountability as their area of focus for the year. The SAC met four times over the course of the 2015­-16 school year, with each meeting representing a distinct step in the process of developing a set of policy proposals for the State Board of Education. You can read the full final report here. At the State Board’s June public meeting, the final SAC report was presented and passed unanimously.

2015-16 Student Advisory Committee

Name School
Brian Contreras, Student Representative School Without Walls
Destinee Whittington, Student Representative Richard Wright PCS
Joshua Adams Friendship PCS – Tech Prep
Jack Nugent School Without Walls
JaRhonda Roberts Friendship PCS – Collegiate Academy
Nate Green KIPP DC – College Prep
Natalie Seablom Wilson HS
Mykaila Lofton BASIS DC PCS
Alex Dorosin Wilson HS