Mrs. Savina has four children, a sophomore at Grovetown High, twin middle schoolers at Grovetown Middle, and a fourth grader at Grovetown Elementary. She says enjoyed volunteering with the schools since the family moved to the area three years ago for her husband’s job at John Deere.
Mrs. Savina currently volunteers two days per week at Grovetown Elementary, mainly in the library helping students check books in and out, repairing books, setting up for book fairs, and any other behind-the-scenes assistance for teachers as needed. Mrs. Savina also serves on the Columbia County School District’s Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council.
With a background in teaching for six years, prior to having children, Mrs. Savina says she is also planning to bring to the table what she has learned with navigating schedules for four children at three different schools, including sports and extracurricular activities, among other important educational topics.
Parents are nominated by their school district at the beginning of each year and are selected for participation on the state Parent Advisory Council based on their capacity to lead, current levels of involvement in their child's school, and responses to application questions.
Members of the council will meet three times this year with State School Superintendent Richard Woods to discuss education issues in Georgia, with a primary focus on increasing parent and family engagement to ensure student success, as well as to provide input on new policies, projects, and materials that impact students and their families. Members will then bring back the information learn, serving as advisors and ambassadors in their respective communities.
Overall, Mrs. Savina says she is excited to represent the Columbia County School District at the state level.