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School Accountability Committee (SAC)

What is the STEM School Highlands Ranch Accountability Committee?

It’s parents, teachers, community, it’s YOU! In Colorado, it is a statutory requirement for every school to have a School Accountability Committee, SAC. The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the School’s performance, improvement, priority improvement, or turnaround plan, and meets to discuss implementation of the School’s plan and other progress pertinent to STEM's accreditation contract with the Board of Education.

The SAC makes recommendations to the director for prioritizing spending of school money. Educating our children is a partnership between families and educators; the STEM SAC is a great forum for parents to be involved in their children’s school.The SAC welcomes all parents and community members to attend their meetings to learn more about the “business” of educating our students.

SAC normally meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m., in the High School Commons. Please use the High School entrance. If you'd like a meeting reminder, please email to be included on the Meeting Reminder email list. To view the next SAC meeting date and location, please click here to view our All-School Calendar.

View this brief video by Douglas County School District to learn more about SAC: Thinking About Joining Your SAC?


SAC Committee Members

Kelly Reyna, SAC Chair
AnnMarie Blackburn, SAC Vice Chair
Amy Winans, SAC Recorder
Tom Wendling, DAC (District Accountability Committee) Liaison
Erin Gomez, SAC Parent Representative
Angela Tolar, SAC Parent Representative
Ishmeet Kalra, SAC Parent Representative
Aleza Bautista, PTO Representative
Dr. Karen Johnson, Director's Designee
Patrick Callahan, Elementary Teacher Representative
Abbi Kaplan, Secondary Teacher Representative
Elizabeth Davis, Community Representative



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