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JCTA Representatives on Back to School Planning Groups

The school district has created several committees that are exploring and planning for the opening of school in the fall and JCTA has many leaders representing our members on these committees. 

If you have thoughts, concerns, questions to raise, or other input on a specific issue, here is a list of your representatives with whom you can communicate:


JCTA Representatives on JCPS Back to School Planning Groups


Category 1 - In-Person (Brick and Mortar) Return to School Planning

  • Elementary – Crystal Puryear, Tamara Patterson, Elana Crane (JCTA UD)
  • Middle – Natalie Rashad, Shelley Brown, Antonia Lindauer (JCTA UD)
  • High – Emilie Blanton, Cassie Lyles


Category 2 - Virtual Academy Planning (for when school is open for in-person learning, but some students choose not to return to in-person learning)

  • Coordinating Committee – Jo McKim
  • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Elementary – Maddie Shepard, Katie Cohen (SLP)
    • Middle – Terrilyn Fleming
    • High - Harsh Upadhyay, Kathryn Kingsbury (JCHS)
  • Logistics
    • Elementary – Stephanie Cook, Dawn Moretz (JCTA UD)
    • Middle – Sara Downs, Chanda Hornback (JCTA UD)
    • High – Matthew Kaufmann, Andrew Bailey (JCTA UD)
  • Professional Development
    • Elementary – Jackie Mayfield, Carol Peace
    • Middle – Alan Young
    • High – Erica Grossberg, Ryan Davis
  • Support Systems (SEL, MHP, Behavior, etcetera)
    • Elementary – Tyra Walker, Sarah Ridley (MHP – Frayser Elem)
    • Middle – Cathy Gunn
    • High – Aletha Fields, Kumar Rashad


Category 3 – NTI Planning (for if school is closed for all students in a school or the entire district)

  • Coordinating Committee – Jo McKim
  • Elementary – Laura Herder, Kristin Logsdon
  • Middle – Katie Punsly, Jo McKim
  • High – Tammy Berlin, Stephen Johnson


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