School Improvement Team

2018-2019 School Improvement Team Members 

Administration: Melanie Ramsey and Patty Hughes
PEP-Estes Elementary: Donna Garvin and Shoinette Montgomery
PEP-Valley Springs Middle: Dianne Ross and Kelly Warner
PEP-TC Roberson High: Carol Ray, Jeremy Carter, Dana Hartis and Selene Waddell
Other Certified STaff: Brandon Greene
Support Staff: Jenifer Burns
Parent Representative: Christy Pickle

School Improvement Teams are considered a public body and are subject to open meeting laws.  Staff, parents and community members are always welcome to attend and observe the meetings.  Meetings are held in the TCR PEP Conference Room at 3:30pm, and are scheduled every 3rd Monday of the month. 

You may communicate directly with an individual on the team or send a request to the entire committee. You may contact Melanie Ramsey, PEP Director, at 828-654-1780, or email,
melanie.ramsey@bcsemail.org.  Contact information for the chair and co-chair will be posted as soon as those roles are assigned.   

School Improvement Teams are required by North Carolina law to develop school improvement plans.   The team is comprised of the principal of each school, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school.  The representatives are elected by their respective groups (such as the PTA/PTO for parents).  

The General Assembly of North Carolina views parental involvement as a critical component of school success and positive student achievement.  It is the intent of NC that parents, along with teachers, have a substantial role in developing school improvement plans.  [NC General Statutes �115C-105.27].   Buncombe County Schools encourage and endorse shared decision making as evident in our mission statement, Core Values and various policy directives.