SCA Director Barry Lollis Appointed to GDOE Charter Advisory Committee

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) Director Barry Lollis has been appointed by Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan to serve on the Georgia Department of Education Charter Advisory Committee. Lollis will be the only charter school leader currently sitting on this state appointed educational committee.

The Charter Advisory Committee (CAC) is a state-level body with nine members. Three members are each appointed by the Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and the Chair of the State Board of Education. The CAC makes recommendations for approval or denial of charter system petitions, periodically makes recommendations on charter policy, and recommends disbursement of planning grants for charter systems. The CAC works in cooperation with the Charter Schools Division and assists charter petitioners with innovative education programs and school level governance based on research and model programs. The CAC will also monitor and assist approved charter systems throughout the state.

“I’m honored to have been selected by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve on this committee as we strive to ensure Georgia’s charter school students receive the best education possible,” said Lollis.

A graduate of Georgia Southern University and Piedmont College with a Masters in Education, Lollis is an innovative educator who has worked in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) since 2004.  A former high school Principal at Windsor Forest, Lollis came to SCA in 2017 and has overseen significant improvements in the academic achievements of the school.

SCA currently educates kindergarten through 11th grade students and will expand in 2019, developing into a K-12 school. The charter school’s core values encompass compassion, perseverance, courage, respects, responsibility, diligence, temperance and integrity.