Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee Presents the Results from their Survey to the School Board and Superintendent

May 22, 2017

In January 2017, the Superintendent selected 22 students for the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee. The students that were selected represent 14 public schools in grades 8-12. The Committee was assigned the task of coming together to provide advice about their experiences in the schools to the Superintendent and to members of the School Board. The Student Advisory Committee was responsible for providing advice on two key questions. Those questions were:

  • What are the most important components that students want out of their school?
  • What experiences and resources do students seek, that may or may not be available today?

The students also did surveys and collected information from their peers based off these questions. The group met twice a month for four months under the guidance of four teachers and members of OPSB administration. On May 18, 2017 the students presented their findings to the School Board and Dr. Lewis.

The results of the survey and the vision of the Student Advisory Committee are linked below along with the full list of students and their schools.

The Vision of the Student Advisory Committee:



The Student Advisory Committee’s Experience and Presentation:


Video of Student Advisory’s Project:

Student School
Chianti Baptiste The NET Charter High School
Anthony Rhodes, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Elementary
Franklin Burke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
Akliah Toney NOCCA
Destiny Letterman Samuel J. Green Charter School
Christiann Cannon Abramson Sci Academy
Ayannica Leach Abramson Sci Academy
Delaney Perkins KIPP Renaissance High School
Ralph Johnson III KIPP Renaissance High School
Jaden Scott McDonogh #35 HS
Aaliyah Andrews McDonogh #35 HS
Brooke Larkins Sophie B. Wright
Desmond LeBlanc Warren Easton
Kenneth Kirkpatrick Warren Easton
Zi’Onne Francis Edna Karr High School
Lamiya Shaheer Edna Karr High School
Gabriela Guzman Edna Karr High School
Miya Thomas Cohen College Prep
Terenneca Joseph Crocker College Prep
Julian Sorapuru Lusher Charter School
Ari Berk Lusher Charter School
Julia Simon Lusher Charter School


Teacher Leaders
Teacher School
Jim Kline Abramson Sci Academy
Troy Lawson Crocker College Prep
Kendall McManus Warren Easton
Caitlin Meehan-Draper Samuel J. Green Charter School



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