Under the philosophy of site-based management in Prince William County Public Schools, the School Advisory Council represents and assesses the needs of the community and staff. The Advisory Council helps develop the School Plan and insures that it reflects the vision and mission of Gainesville. The Advisory Council acts as an advisor to the school administration on the budget, implementation, evaluation, and modifications of the School Plan. The School Advisory Council will identify concerns, obtain community and staff feedback, and support the goals of the educational system. The Advisory Council is comprised of parent and teacher representatives.  The School Advisory Council meetings are open to any parent of Gainesville Middle School who would like to attend.

Advisory Council Representatives 2019-2020

Chairperson - Polly Salter polly0014@aol.com
Vice Chairperson - Margaret Power
Secretary - Amy Poole
Chris Yung Elementary - Rebecca Sledge
Bristow Run Elementary - Amie Francis
Piney Branch Elementary - Leigh Epperson
Glenkirk Elementary - Mark Thaller
T. Clay Wood, Ellis & Victory Elementary - Erin McLaughlin
At-Large Representative - Deena Jones 
Alternate At-Large Representative - Kim Strohecker
PTO Representatives - Kerry Molina
SACI Representative & Alternate - Rebecca Sledge & Tracy Houchens
GVMS Staff - Catherine Porter-Lucas portercr@pwcs.edu, Lisa Gosselin, Ed Bissell,  Karen Mosley, Darla Davis, Jason Maneno, Matt Shipp, Amanda Taylor, Patty Prime, Alton Peters, Dawn Rutland 

Citizen's Time

Time is set aside at each meeting for Citizen's Time. If you have a question or concern that you would like to share, please contact Polly Salter at to let her know that you would like to be put on the agenda for Citizen's Time and let her know what your question/concern is that you would like to bring forward to the Council.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

  • October 1
  • November 12
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 10
  • May 12

All meetings will take place at 6 p.m. in the library and are open to any GVMS parent who would like to attend.