Principal's Advisory Council


The Principal Advisory Council:  The District believes family and community engagement is critical to student and district success. The establishment of Principal Advisory Councils is intended to provide a means by which parents, community members, and school staff can work together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s concerns and share ideas for school improvement.

A council functions as an advisory body, offering input to the local school principal on matters relating to student achievement and school improvement.  The principal may seek input from the Council on a variety of topics whichy include, but are not limited to, student acheivement goals, student attendance, school improvement plans, curriculum, school budget priorities, communication strategies, school-based and community services, community use of school facilities, and early intervention service.  

Dodgen's Principal Advisory Council Members for 2022-2023
Kelly O'Brien - Teacher of the Year; 8th grade ELA teacher
David Gabel - 7th grade math teacher; Dodgen parent
Melissa Radtke - Parent and PTSA Co-President
Elizabeth Murphy - Parent and PTSA Co-President
Maggie Carlock - Parent and Dodgen Foundation President
Precious James - Community member and Partner in Education - Chick-fil-a East Lake
Chris Darley - Community member and Partner in Education - Chick-fil-a East Lake GM
Dr. Patricia Alford - Dodgen Middle School Principal - Patricia.Alford@cobbk12.org

2022-2023 Meeting Dates
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Meetings are held from 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM in Dodgen's Professional Learning Room #124

Meeting Agendas and Minutes will be attached below and this page will be updated after meetings are held.