Local School Advisory Team

About the LSAT

The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT ) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists all every DCPS school. The team (formerly the Local School Restructuring Teams) consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, a community member, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students. Local School Advisory Teams are a key lever to increasing transparency at DCPS and ensuring decisions affecting school communities are made collaboratively with the help of a diverse group of school stakeholders. As such, every District of Columbia public school must have a functioning LSAT that is constituted according to the LSAT Guidelines, and that conducts the business outlined therein. LSAT Meetings are open to the Brent Community unless otherwise noted. To learn about DCPS's LSAT Guidelines, visit

Click here for the SY20-21 LSAT Information Sheet.

We Advise Leadership On:

Budget and staffing - Reviewing the budget, allocation of school resources and staffing
Goals and Priorities - Aligning goals and priorities with school vision and objectives
Curriculum - Exploring curriculum options and monitoring overall student progress
School Culture and Engagement - Studying school culture, family engagement and building connections.

How Can You Participate?

Participate in LSAT meetings.  LSAT meetings are held once per month and meeting login information will be listed in Tues News.

Email Brent's principal, Norah Lycknell, or LSAT about potential agenda topics for the meetings.

Parent Members

​Jean Blackerby Strich
Sarah Carr
Chuck Divine
Sarah Goldsmith
Ann Heilman-Dahl
Lindsay Mc Donough

Brent Staff Members

Sara Ewbank, assistant principal
LaQuontinesha Atchinson, teacher
Stacy Miller, teacher, early childhood
Chloe Patterson, teacher, 1st grade
Sara Werstuik, teacher, 5th grade​Norah Lycknell, principal
LSAT meetings will be posted on the Brent calendar and are open to the public. Dates for Future Meetings – third Wednesday of each month.  All meetings will take place by zoom until future notice. Please contact the LSAT (election will be held September 2020) or any LSAT representative for details about each meeting.

LSAT Meeting Minutes (2019-2020 school year)

LSAT Meeting Minutes (2018-2019 school year)

LSAT Meeting Minutes (2017-2018 school year)

LSAT Meeting Minutes (2016-2017 school year)

LSAT Meeting Minutes (2015)


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