The Spring 2024 SGC Elections will take place from April 17th to April 24th. During this period, eligible parents and teachers can cast their votes using the links that will be provided via email.

Meet Your Candidates:

Charu Agrawal (Parent/Guardian): I’m currently stay at home mom of two lovely kids, one senior and other is a Sophomore who’s currently studying Innovation Academy. I’m an Engineer by profession and has worked in IT industry for 15+ years along with volunteering in school event like Science Olympiads and Robotics.
I would like to get more involved with school and their decision making process. Its a new school and has many fresh ideas, would like to contribute more based on experience from other schools.

Jeanietta Howard (Parent/Guardian): My name is Jeanietta Howard and I welcome the opportunity to serve on the School Governance Council for Innovation Academy. As a mother of three students — one on each level — elementary, middle and high school, I am vested in the performance of our school and the success of our students. I would like to join SGC to participate in the planning of an enriching educational experience and cultivation of a positive learning environment for our students. Our children deserve it. I am a firm believer that quality education is a shared responsibility of families, communities and schools. I believe we see the best outcomes when we all work together. I am excited to become a part of this collaborative effort which has a significant impact on students’ performance and achievement. Thank you for your consideration.

Aaron Leveston (Parent/Guardian): I am a seasoned executive in the Technology industry, boasting over 15 years of comprehensive experience in business, leadership, and non-profit sectors. Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of serving and leading boards dedicated to championing the causes of young adults and children. My diverse background spans across corporate advocacy, non-profit initiatives, and legislative efforts, equipping me with a unique set of skills and insights. I am driven by a commitment to leverage my expertise to bridge gaps between students and the critical resources they need for success. Joining the local school governance council represents a significant opportunity for me to apply my experience in advocacy and strategic partnerships to ensure that every student gains access to unparalleled resources. My goal is to work collaboratively with fellow council members to create environments that nurture future leaders, ensuring they are well-prepared to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

Daniel Brown (Teacher): In my role as the department chair at Innovation Academy, I have actively participated in collaborative efforts with colleagues, students, and parents, cultivating a deep connection within our community. If elected, I am dedicated to bringing a proactive and collaborative approach, advocating for open communication channels, and fostering a culture of accountability within the SGC. This year, I am proud of how I have supported the school and district in its revamp of the Gifted Internship Program, providing enriching opportunities beyond the traditional curriculum for our students. I genuinely aspire to witness Innovation Academy flourish and become the best possible school for our students.

Robert  Kuhn (Teacher): I have been a teacher in Fulton County since 1999. I have been at Innovation Academy (IA) for 3 years teaching classes in the biotechnology CTAE pathway and I have taught AP and honors biology. I am the current Innovation Academy teacher of the year.  I previously served on the SGC at Centennial High School during my time there. I would like to have an opportunity to make a difference at IA, working at a school-wide scale. As we are just beginning as a school, I feel these early strategic plan projects and opportunities will set the stage for future years, and being a part of that excites me. It would also be an opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and consider different viewpoints on these larger issues. That said, I would relish the chance to bring a teacher viewpoint to the table in collaboration. 

Voting Eligibility:

  • Parents: Parents will only vote for parent candidates. They will receive a unique link to cast their votes directly for the SGC candidates representing parents.
  • Teachers: Teachers will vote for teacher candidates. They will receive a link via their FCS district email to participate in the elections.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How Will Parents Vote? Parents will receive a unique link in their email address that is on file with the district. This link will allow parents to vote directly for their school candidates.
  2. Multiple Schools? No Problem! If you have a child at multiple schools, don’t worry! Parents will receive unique links to the same email address based on each student. For example, if you have a child at multiple schools, you will receive one email with a unique link that allows you to vote for each SGC.
  3. Teacher Voting: Teachers will receive a link to vote via their FCS district email.
  4. No Paper Ballots: We will not provide paper ballots for the elections. However, if you need assistance with updating your email address (or setting up one), please contact your school.
  5. Missing Email Address? If you don’t have an email address on file, please reach out to your school’s data clerk to provide updated information.
  6. Translation Options: The election ballot will be translated into different language options for parents.

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