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Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools

Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools (PGCS) is a new educational group representing “schools throughout Region 1 of the DCSD (Chamblee, Cross Keys, Dunwoody clusters as well as Tapestry, PATH, and Oakcliff Theme School.)”
I’m always happy to see community involvement in education. Interestingly, PGCS is already not without controversy. Meetings with PGCS officers at Peachtree Charter Middle School and Chamblee Charter High School have been characterized as hostile.
I have a question for the PGCS. One of the stated purposes of the PGCS is to make “joint statements and resolutions”. What is your position on the building additions at CCHS and DHS versus a new Doraville cluster?
In the meantime, let me know your thoughts and questions.


Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools – Statement of Purpose
Provide educational events for parents at large and in particular leaders of PTA/PTSA Boards, School Councils, and School Foundations of schools throughout Region 1 of the DCSD (Chamblee, Cross Keys, Dunwoody clusters as well as Tapestry, PATH, and Oakcliff Theme School.)
Focus educational opportunities on helping parents to understand policy issues affecting schools in the DeKalb County School District.
Provide a forum for parents in Region 1 clusters of the DCSD to hear from DCSD leadership and School Board Members, and interact with those leaders.
Increase knowledge of activities, successful practices, and issues affecting schools throughout our clusters.
Create a forum for working on issues of shared interest amongst schools within Region 1.
Provide a forum to produce joint statements and resolutions as needed with support from our clusters and/or schools from across our clusters.


Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools – Officers

  • Dave Bearse – President (Legislative Affairs)
  • Amy Holmes-Chavez – President Elect (Meetings & Events)
  • Andrew Ziffer – Vice President, Dunwoody Cluster
  • Rebekah Morris – Vice President, Cross Keys Cluster
  • Randy Faigin David – Vice President, Chamblee Cluster
  • Ashley Doolittle – Communications Chair
  • Sheila Gillispie – Recording Secretary
  • Jocelyn Warren – Parliamentarian

Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools – First Event
The Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools invites parents and community members to our FIRST event!
Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Sequoyah Middle School, 3456 Aztec Road, Doraville, GA 30340
**Spanish language pre-session from 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Come hear about about plans for school building expansions and new facilities in DeKalb.
Featured speakers and questions/answers with Sherry Johnson, Region 1 Interim Regional Superintendent, Daniel Drake, Executive Director for Operations, and parents who can answer your questions about their experiences with Construction Advisory Committees.
Peachtree Gateway Council on Schools serves Region 1 (Chamblee, Cross Keys, Dunwoody) along with our sister Councils in other DeKalb regions. In addition to our main speakers, our events share school innovations. Our 3/28 spring event will include brief information on Sequoyah Middle School’s debate team.