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SGC Overview

SGC Overview

The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

  • Approve the school strategic plan and updates
  • Approve the annual budget and annual resource allocations
  • Manage the Request for Flexibility process
  • Participate in hiring the principal (in the case of a vacancy)
  • Provide annual feedback on principal performance.

SGC Handbook

SGC Members

Sanjay Barooah
Elected Parent (6/30/25), Council Chair, Budget & Finance Committee Member, Principal Selection Committee Member
barooahs@fultonschools.org

Opie Blackwell
Principal
blackwello@fultonschools.org

Kate Camarillo-Hernandez
Appointed Student Member (6/30/24)

Arthur Cantu
Nominated Community Member (6/30/24)
cantuar@fultonschools.org

Shonda Cooper
Elected Parent (6/30/24), Outreach & Communications Committee Member, Principal Selection Committee Member
coopersh@fultonschools.org

Ratima Guest-Smith
Nominated Community Member (6/30/25), Principal Selection Committee Member
guestsmith@fultonschools.org

Ayanna Hollaway
Appointed Staff Member (6/30/24), Outreach & Communications Committee Member
hollawaya@fultonschools.org

Ariel Raines
Elected Teacher (6/30/24), Parliamentarian, Outreach & Communications Committee Member
rainesa1@fultonschools.org

Gail Ritchie
Appointed Staff Member (6/30/25), Budget & Finance Committee Member, Principal Selection Committee Member
ritchieg@fultonschools.org

Stephanie Rogers
Elected Parent (6/30/25), Council Vice Chair, Budget & Finance Committee Member
rogerss3@fultonschools.org

Erin Schwartzenfeld
Elected Teacher (6/30/25), Outreach & Communications Committee Member
schwartzenfe@fultonschools.org

Kamora Young
Appointed Student Member (6/30/24)
 

Meeting Dates

SGC Meetings are open to the public, and a public comment opportunity is available by request through Centennial SGC's request form. Please scan the QR code below to request a speaking slot, and a member of the council will be in touch.

QR code which goes to the speaker request process for Centennial SGC.

August 24, 2023
September 28, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023 cancelled
January 18, 2024
February 29, 2024
March 21, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 16, 2024
June 20, 2024

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings are in-person from 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. in the Learning Commons Conference Room.