Superintendent's Advisory Council

Last Updated: 11/19/2021 5:31 PM



The SAC was established in 2021 to provide a direct line of communication between individual school stakeholders and the Superintendent.  

PURPOSE of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council: It is the purpose of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council to provide our school constituency the opportunity to have input into the County’s decision-making process, toward the achievement of county-wide goals regarding the value and celebration of learning as well as working to create responsible and productive youth. The primary focus for the 21-22 school year will benefit our students county wide:

  1.  Enhance communication between the Superintendent and school patrons.
  2. Serve as a sounding board for new ideas.
  3. Help the Superintendent and school board anticipate and/or identify community concerns and potential solutions to those ideas.
  4. Assist with planning issues surrounding the implementation of change.


Authority: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) serves as an advisory group to the Superintendent and not a decision-making body for the county.

Meetings: The SAC will hold a minimum of one meeting every month (August through May, with the possible exception of December) during the school year.  More frequent meetings may be scheduled as the need arises.

We have invited parents/guardians who currently have a student in Monongalia County Schools to serve as a member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC) as we work to build a strong community-parent-school partnership.

MEMBERSHIP: The SAC members may include:

  • MCS staff members and administrators
  • Parents/guardians of current students from MCS schools & Community Members
  • School student representative(s)
  • Additional appointments from the Superintendent (community experts/members)

Members will represent the many cultures, languages, ethnicities and neighborhoods of the county’s student body.  The Superintendent may appoint some Community Experts to serve.

SAC parent/guardian members will:

  • Actively participate in monthly meetings with the Superintendent Advisory Council.
  • Share input on upcoming policy decisions and best practices.
  • Discuss parent perspectives on topic’s impacting their child’s school and the school system.
  • Build relationships with parents from across the school system.
  • Provide feedback and be responsible for sharing, promoting and communicating information to parents in our county generated through the SAC to parents in our school system.
  • Members will maintain professional and positive intent while addressing and brainstorming solutions.
  • Stay within the topic framework for the meeting.


SAC Members may be contacted with input and comments regarding their respective schools via their email listed below.   

Meetings are held once per month, unless noted. 

Agendas will be linked here prior to the meeting.  


Meeting Dates: 

Meeting Agenda                  BOE Annex, 14 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 


Superintendent Advisory Schedule (SAC) Meeting Schedule 2021-2022 School Year



August 30, 2021

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

September 21, 2021

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

October 19, 2021

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

November 18, 2021

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

December 16, 2021

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

January 24, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

February 24, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

March 24, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

April 28, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

May 19, 2022

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

All meeting dates are subject to change and notice of changes will be provided as early as possible.


Council Members  



Whitney Atkins Mylan Park Elementary  
Crystal Bays Ridgedale Elementary  
Matthew Campbell Mountainview Elementary  
Devan Drvar Westwood Middle  
Rebekah Harlan Eastwood Elementary  
Lisa Hopper Brookhaven Elementary  
Irlanda Huff North Elementary  
Crystal Kerns Skyview  
Stephanie Lemley Suncrest Middle  
Alexis Mayfield University High  
Tiffany Newbold South Middle  
Jennifer O'Palko Morgantown High  
Ace Parsi Suncrest Elementary  
Michael Payton Clay-Battelle Jr/Sr High  
Zoey Radtka University High   
Amanda Stull Mason Dixon  
Frank Vitale Cheat Lake Elementary & Mountaineer Middle  
Kathern Willard Clay-Battelle Jr/Sr High