Advanced Academics and Talent Development Advisory Council

Advocates and Liaisons

The Advanced Academics and Talent Development Council (AATDAC) reviews and advocates for advanced academic and talent development (AATD) services. The AATD lead teachers from each building, along with a parent representative from each school, comprise the council. The purpose of AATDAC is to:

  • Review and learn about advanced academic and talent development program options.
  • Provide feedback on program ideas and implementation.
  • Advocate for advanced academic and talent development programming in the schools and community.
  • Serve as a liaison and information resource to their school's parent or school organizations.
  • More information.

For the 2021-22 school year, the council will meet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and are open to the public:

  • October 28, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • March 24, 2022

Advanced Academics and Talent Development Advisory Council (AATDAC) Members

Parent Representatives
Leah Daigle, Brimhall
Sara Heisel, Central Park
Erinn Letts, Edgerton
Martha Hultgren, Emmet D. Williams
Sasmita Tripathy, Falcon Heights
TBD, Harambee
Rebecca Forman, Little Canada DLI
Christiane Bartels/Kerry McNeill, Parkview
Swapna Konidena, RAMS

RAS Student Representatives
Curran Neely
Ellen Gasongo

Council Chair
Trina Hira, Program Coordinator

Lead Teacher Representatives
Lorna Plana, Brimhall
Dan Church, Central Park
Sheila McCormick, Edgerton
Cameron Radke, E.D. Williams
Ann Lundy, Falcon Heights
Jessica Morgan, Harambee
Natalie Van der Wal, Little Canada DLI
Krysta Doughty, Little Canada ELI
Erin Anderson, Parkview 
Ursala Pankonin, RAMS

RAS Administrative Representative
Mike Schroeder

School Board Representative
Mike Boguszewski