School Advisory Council (SAC)

School Advisory Council

Adaire’s School Advisory Council advises the principal on important school matters and works to support student achievement, a positive school climate, and strong home-school connections. It is composed of family members, the school principal, teachers or other school-based staff, students, and community members. SAC meetings are open to all and ANY Adaire community member who attends a SAC meeting is a voting member of SAC according to our by laws. There are also 14 SAC leadership positions and a varying number of committee chairs. Beginning in the spring of 2023, SAC leadership will be elected in the spring to serve for the following school year. Please join us.


  • Next School Advisory Council Meeting is December 12th
    The School Advisory Council (SAC) meets every other month to advise the school leadership and build an active community of engaged families. All are welcome and valued voices, including students, teachers, and staff. The next meeting is Tuesday, December 12th at 6pm on Zoom. Please register here and include any questions or topics you’d like to have discussed at the meeting.
  • SAC Committees are looking for members. Please see information below for committee descriptions and contact information. Time commitment is flexible depending on your level of involvement.
  • Get Involved. There are lots of ways to get involved as an Adaire family, fill out the Family Engagement Interest Form to share your interests with SAC. A volunteer will follow-up in the coming weeks to connect you to current work in your areas of interest.

2023-24 SAC Meeting Schedule:
Meetings are held via Zoom to maximize participation

You can review the minutes from past SAC meetings here

2023-2024 SAC Leadership

Anna Jenkins
Brendan Rowley
Teacher Representative
Shana Dodge Parent/SAC Facilitator
Carey Rhodes
Parent/SAC Organizer
Kate Bosco McDevitt
Parent/SAC Secretary
Maura DiBerardinis
K-2 Caregiver Representative
Leigh Calarco
3-5 Caregiver Representative
Ellyn Dvorin
6-8 Caregiver Representative
Kate Hughes
Parent/Friends of Adaire
Jordan Donaghy, PlayArts
Community Representative
Bonkosi Horn, Business Owner/Parent
Community Representative
Student Representative
Student Representative

Current SAC Committees

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Chair: Jonny Rashid
Meeting: Third Wednesday of each Month @ 1pm

The SAC-DEI Committee works to make Adaire a welcoming place for all families and staff. We primarily do this by working to dismantle systems of oppression within our community. For example, we may try to change policies or practices that might make groups of people feel excluded. We also strive to support individuals’ own anti-racism journeys through resource sharing and events.


Middle School
Chair: Ellyn Dvorin
Meetings: 7:00pm 10/2 then first Monday of each month

The SAC Middle School Committee gives special attention to the oldest students at Adaire. Our mission is 1) to help create a distinct middle school experience that provides students with all the skills and experiences they need to be successful at whatever high school they choose and 2) to educate Adaire’s elementary families about the benefits of an Adaire middle school experience.


Enrichment & Engagement (E&E)
Chair: Lindsay Estes Li
Meetings: As needed, contact email below for details

The SAC-E&E Committee works to bring more enrichment activities to the school day and afterschool hours. We believe that activities that allow students to develop leadership, social-emotional, and physical skills are just as important as the academic ones. We also believe that that when school is fun, kids feel more connected, and do better. We plan events and ongoing enrichment activities.


Facilities & Safety
Chair: John Casella

The Facilities & Safety Committee helps ensure our school environment meets the needs students, staff, and families. We work on small improvement projects throughout the year and advocate for larger improvements as needed.


Co-Chairs: Peggy Paul Casella & Kate Bosco McDevitt 

The Communications Team supports the school by getting the word out about important happenings at the school. Most importantly, our volunteers put together the weekly “Adaire E-News” newsletter which is sent each Sunday.