School Advisory Council

2023/2024 Meetings

1st Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 P.M.

Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, March 6, Apr 3, May 1, June 5

Please fill out the form below to share your community input and concerns

Masterman SAC Update: Community Letter from Dr. Dawson

Dear Masterman Community, Dr. Jermaine Dawson, Deputy Superintendent of Academic Services at the School District of Philadelphia, invited Masterman HSA and SAC leaders to a meeting at the School District headquarters on Wednesday, January 24. We spent four hours together discussing the breadth of issues facing the Masterman community, including schedule, course offerings, and admissions. In addition, several Masterman students testified at yesterday’s school board meeting. This afternoon, Dr. Dawson sent the following letter to the Masterman community and asked the Masterman Home & School Association (HSA) and School Advisory Council (SAC) to share it as widely as possible. You can view the letter Here.

School Advisory Council

The Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School’s School Advisory Council (SAC) is a collaborative, inclusive, and diverse partnership of parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community members. The Council reviews school policy and practice regarding substantial issues and provides informed recommendations and input to support Masterman’s mission as a multicultural and welcoming community of learners engaging academically talented students in grades 5 – 12.

If you are interested in developing projects and initiatives that focus on supporting student curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement; improving school climate and culture; and strengthening the health and well-being of the community, please come out to a SAC meeting, open to all teachers, staff, parents/guardians, students, and community members.

School Advisory Council Members

Eva Anderson –
Lauren Bell, (Secretary) –
Anne Dorn –
Kristine Ho –
Marte Smith –
Sam Vitiello (Facilitator) –
Michael Wang –
Aubrey White (Organizer)-
Jeannine Payne (Principal)-
Michelle Harrison (Asst. Principal)-
Jennifer Lennon (Asst. Principal) –
Joe Alberti
Nichole Geiger –
Carolyn Gray–
Kim Neu–
Elana Solomon–
Candelaria Beatty  (HS SGA President)
Isabella Silverman (MS SGA Delegate)
Loribeth Galiano (FACE Liaison)
Anne Albert (HSA President)-
Carolotta Stafford (Alum & Community Liaison)

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The SAC Bylaws Have Been Finalized & Approved April 2021.

SAC Committees

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Facilitators: Carolyn Gray and Lauren Bell

Meeting dates/times: coming soon


Health and Wellness Committee
Facilitators: Carlotta Stafford and Eva Anderson

Second Thursday of the month at 7P.M. Click here to join

note: The November 9th meeting will be at 7:45


Climate and Culture Committee
Facilitators: Aubrey White and Michael Wang

Third Monday of the month at 7:oo P.M. Click here to join.


Teaching and Learning Committee
Facilitators: Kim Neu and Sam Vitiello

Second Monday of the month at 8:00 Click here to join.


Safety & Facilities
Facilitators: Joe Alberti, Kristine Ho & Marte Smith

Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30: Click here to join


AD HOC Bell Schedule Review Committee:

Facilitators: Ester Roche Curet, Elana Solomon, Carolyn Gray & David Neale

First Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. Click here to join.


AD HOC HS Admissions Committee:

Facilitators: Anne Dorn and Jennifer Lennon

Sunday October 22 at 7:00 P.M. Click here to join.


AD HOC Bylaws Committee

Third Thursday of the month at 7:00P.M. Click here to join

SAC Elections
We’d love to welcome YOU as a SAC member!

The School District of Philadelphia’s FACE office is responsible for supporting SAC elections at schools. MiMi Gravley, our FACE liaison ( will support Masterman’s election process.

Apply here to have your name added to Masterman’s SAC ballot. When you fill out this form you will have to submit a BIO of 200 words. Please prepare your bio to complete the form.

***From Form: Candidate Bio (up to 200 words) *

Use the space below to explain why you would like to serve on the SAC. If your school has more applicants than the number of SAC seats available for the stakeholder group you represent, this Bio will become a part of the Candidate Information Sheet designed to introduce the candidates during the election process.