SBMT Members & Meeting Minutes

  • The SVM School Improvement Team helps to create the conditions that overcome alienation and disconnection within the total school program. The group strives to promote a positive environment and climate that enables parents and staff to work together in supporting the development of children in school and sharing their wisdom to plan the academic, social, and staff development programs aimed for improving teaching and learning.

    The team is comprised of representatives of each of the following groups: parents, teachers, classifed employees, and administrators.

    Sun Valley Middle School’s Mission:

    • To provide a quality education, develop citizenship, and challenge students according to their needs, interests, and abilities within a safe and orderly environment. 21st Century SPARTAN Leaders are: Self-directed, Prepared, Accomplished, Responsible, Tech-Savvy, and Adaptable students who Never quit!

    SVMS's School Improvement Plan


  • 2019-2020 Lighthouse Team Members

    • Ashley A. Smith - Principal
    • Jamee Giers - 6th Grade Assistant Principal Representative
    • Tomika Brown- 7th Grade Assistant Principal Representative
    • Ryan Williams - 8th Grade Assistant Principal Representative
    • Sumer Edwards - 6th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Danielle Nadata - 6th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Joanne Jones - 7th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Keisha McClain - 7th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Cathy Hess-Grove - 7th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Amy Ellis - 7th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Joshua Carlson - 7th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Jenny Kanagy - 8th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Lisa Cochran - 8th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Reynaldo Barron - 8th Grade Teacher Representative
    • Nancy Campbell - Encore Teacher Representative
    • Kim Morgan - Encore Teacher Representative
    • Jocelyn Krest - Encore Teacher Representative
    • Michelle Belk - Teacher-at-Large Representative
    • Jessica Schleicher - 7th Grade Parent Representative
    • Jennifer Keller - 8th Grade Parent Representative


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  • September 11th meeting

    Lighthouse Team Meeting

    September 11, 2019

    4:15 - 5:04


    Kanagy, Cochran, Nadata, Edwards, Morgan, Carlson, Barron, Ellis, Krest, Smith, McClain, Schleicher, Keller, Guicheteau, Giers, Williams


    Progress Check-In

    • Teachers are asking questions about the lessons
    • Collaboration 
    • Leadership job interviews
    • Parent sees a difference in his attitude compared to last year; more motivated and happier to come to school
    • Students are doing better motivating each other and speaking positively
    • Visitor in the building stated how positive the school feels



    1. Comprehensive Needs Assessment should be done by September 20th
      1. Mrs. Smith read through the questions with the team
      2. Admin will complete 
    2. 12 Indicators should be completed by Friday, October 4th 
      1. Assigned teachers to standards to have them complete by Sept. 28th 


    Leader in Me

    1. Classroom Lessons
      1. Review the pacing with teachers during grade level meetings
      2. Hold each other accountable
    2. Action Teams
      1. Professional Learning: Kanagy
      2. Student Learning: Carlson
      3. Family Learning: Morgan
      4. Leadership Environment (PBIS): Nadata/Barron
      5. Shared Leadership: Ellis
      6. Leadership Events: Krest
      7. Schoolwide-Goal Achievement (MTSS):Jones/Belk  
      8. Student-Led Achievement: McClain
      9. Empowering Instruction: Edwards
    3. Date to write next lesson plans
      1. Half day and finish up during planning


    Learn and Lead Night 6 - 7:30

    1. Promotion 
      1. Krest will reach out to local vendors
      2. Crum created flyers for car rider line
      3. Food: Popcorn


    EmpowerED with Dr. Bill Daggett

    1. October 16th at 4:30


    Next meeting is Oct. 8th. 

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