Local parent named to Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council

Published 11:33 am Wednesday, November 17, 2021

At the Decatur County Board of Education meeting, Thursday, November 11, 2021, Mrs. Shweta Patel, who started serving her first term on State School Superintendent Woods Parent Advisory Council, was recognized during Georgia Parent Family Engagement month. The Superintendents advisory council is a group of parents from across the state that provides input on new policies, projects, and materials that impact students and their families. Advisory Council members are particularly focused on how to increase parent and family engagement to ensure student academic success. Members serve as advisors and meet with the State School Superintendent several times throughout their two-year term.

Mrs. Shweta Patel is originally from India and has been living in the United States for 16 years.
She is a small business owner, and recently obtained licensure in Physical Therapy. She has two kids that attend the Decatur County School System. A son in third Grade at Hutto Elementary School and a first grader at Jones Wheat Primary School.

Mrs. Patel is actively involved in both of these schools as well as helping our Parent Family Engagement program at the District. She is part of the Parent Teacher Organization at both schools, she volunteers on a regular basis and often heads many committees. In addition, you can call on her anytime and she is there to help. No task is too daunting for Mrs. Patel. She is a part of Decatur County Parent Family Engagement “On the Road with Parent Family Engagement” team, participating at events with our Parent Family Engagement bus.

We are fortunate to have Mrs. Patel serving on this committee at the state level and giving a positive voice for the Decatur County School System.