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This year, a Dalton Public Schools parent was chosen to serve on Georgia's 2020 State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. Tanya Castro, who has students at Park Creek, Dalton Middle and Dalton High School, is one of 30 parents who will meet during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Dalton Public Schools Parent Selected to Serve on State Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council
Dalton Public Schools is fortunate to have parents like Castro working to ensure the success of all of our students.

This year, a Dalton Public Schools parent was chosen to serve on Georgia's 2020 State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. Tanya Castro, who has students at Park Creek, Dalton Middle and Dalton High School, is one of 30 parents who will meet during the 2019-2020 school year.

According to the Georgia Department of Education's website the State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council is, "a group of parents from across the state that provides input on new policies, projects, and materials that impact students and their families. Advisory Council members are particularly focused on how to increase parent and family engagement to ensure student academic success."

In order to be chosen for the Parent Advisory Council, parents must be nominated by the principal of their school. The criteria for candidates include their involvement at their child's school, ability to lead and responses to application questions.

Missie McKinney, assistant principal at Dalton High School, nominated Castro to serve as a member of the State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. McKinney said she thought Castro would be a valuable addition.

"I felt that Ms. Castro would be a solid member because of her connection to school and community," McKinney said. "She has worked closely with our former engineering teacher Mrs. Ashlock, supporting the engineering and robotics program. Her son completed his engineering pathway and continues to compete in robotics. She has experience working in non-profit, where she helped place high school drop-outs in a variety of careers."

Dalton Public Schools is fortunate to have parents like Castro working to ensure the success of all of our students. For more information on the Parent Advisory Council, visit https://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Partnerships/Pages/Parent-Advisory-Council.aspx.