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The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team (formerly the Local School Restructuring Teams) consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, a community member, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students.

The Purpose of Local School Advisory Teams

Local School Advisory Teams are a key lever to increasing transparency at DCPS and ensuring decisions affecting school communities are made collaboratively with the help of a diverse group of school stakeholders. As such, every District of Columbia public school must have a functioning LSAT that is constituted according to the LSAT Guidelines, and that conducts the business outlined therein.


Julie Garuccio, Parent Representative
Anna Mason, Parent Representative
Arja Nelson, Parent Representative 
Megan Newman, Parent Representative 
Katrina Loraine Amos Washington, PTA President
Shawn Smith-Brown, Teacher & WTU Building Representative
Cierra Barnes, Teacher Representative
Kimberly Davila, Teacher Representative
Jennifer Johnson, Teacher Representative
Victoria Winter, Teacher & TLI/LEA Representative

LSAT Meeting Minutes

SY 2021/22

SY 2020/21