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Griffin Middle School
School Council News

Griffin's School Council is comprised of school administration, teacher leaders, community members, parents, and business partners. The goal of the school council is to assist in guiding the Griffin Middle School efforts in a direction that will help us see our Strategic Plan come to fruition. If you are interested in the inner-workings of the school and the guidance of our school council, please read on!!


The mission of the Griffin Middle School Council is to serve in an advisory role, offering assistance with identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing school improvement options. The School Council’s role is to bring school communities closer together in a spirit of collaboration to improve academic achievement, address educational challenges, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.

School Council Members

Parents School
Rakale Quarells, Chair Paul Gillihan, Principal
Elise Tedeschi, Vice Chair Matt Short, Assistant Principal, Secretary
Sarah Lyons, Parent Stella Cress, Certified School Counselor
Amanda Hair, Parent, Business Owner  
Amy Marriott, Parent  
Carlton Quarells, Parent, Business Owner  


Council By-Laws

For a copy of the Griffin School Council By-Laws, please click here.

2018-2019 Meeting Dates

Meeting Location: Principal's Conference Room, GMS.

All meetings are at 8:15 a.m. on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of school breaks).

2017-2018 Meeting Minutes

October 2017 Meeting Minutes
December 2017 Meeting Minutes