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leadership council

The Local School Leadership Council (LSLC) is a shared-decision-making body composed of the Principal, the UTLA chair, 7 educators, 5 parents, 1 student, and 1 office staff. The following items are under the purview of the LSLC: staff professional development program, locally developed student discipline guidelines and code of student conduct, schedules of school activities/events and special schedules, guidelines for use of school equipment/copiers, and local budgetary matters such as instructional materials. Members serve a one-year term, and meetings are in-person once/month on Mondays from 4:15-6:00 pm. Anyone in the GALA community may attend LSLC meetings, whether you are a member or not.

You can find information about Local School Leadership Councils in Article XXVII in the LAUSD/UTLA contract on page 133 HERE




Parent Elections: To self-nominate, email the UTLA Chapter Chair Lindsay Herz at by September 26th at 3pm with up to 100-words about why you are running, which will be shared on the ballot. Paper ballots will be sent home by September 28th and will be due by October 6th. Please place your ballot into an envelope and write your name and your child’s name/grade on the outside of the envelope so we can verify voter eligibility. The results will be announced by Friday, October 13th. 


Student Elections: This Google form for self-nominations was sent via “class of” Schoology pages on 9/14, and the form will close on September 26th. The elections will be held the week of October 2nd. Click HERE for the self-nomination form.


Principal: Dr. Liz Hicks (Alternate Mr. Benoit)

Chapter Chair: Ms. Lindsay Herz (Alternate: Adrianne Warlick)

Certificated Members: 

Cristina Barajas

Katie Clark

Tara Hallinan

James Harpole

Kelsey McFadden

Jessica Valera

Adrianne Warlick

Alternates: Heather Leppard, Sheila Reid


Wes Gavins

Ana-Lupe Morado

Reah Plummer

Shalivia Sefas

LaShon Wooldridge

Students: Mani  (Alternate: Estie)

Classified Member: Katrina Guthrie-Fullbright




Meeting MInutes for 2023-2024 are TBA.

MEETING DATES - 4:15pm-6:00pm

October 16, 2023

November 27, 2023

December 11, 2023

January 29, 2024

February 26, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

May 20, 2024

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