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 which 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 2023-2024
Leslie White - Teacher of the Year; 6-8th grade Physical Education teacher
Christian DiBlasi - 6th grade social studies teacher
Dani Benner - Parent and PTSA Co-President
Elizabeth Snow-Murphy - Parent and PTSA Co-President
Laura Badwan - Business Partner, Parent, and Dodgen Foundation Co-President
Gayatri Shangari - Parent and Dodgen Foundation Co-President
Dr. Patricia Alford - Dodgen Middle School Principal 

2023-2024 Meeting Dates
Friday, August 25, 2023
Thursday, October 27, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2024
Thursday, March 29, 2024
Meetings are held from 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM in Dodgen's Conference Room