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Governance Council & Committees

Please fill out this nomination form below if you are interested:

Woodlake Elementary Community Charter Governance Council

What is Woodlake’s Governance Council?

Woodlake’s Governance Council is responsible for overseeing the Charter Fund budget, introducing, researching and implementing new programs for the school, voting on the recommendations made by Woodlake’s individual committees, and implementing and monitoring programs funded by private donations, among other things. Voting Governance Council members are elected for a two year term. The meetings are open to the entire Woodlake Community, and meet once a month on Thursdays at 2:30pm. If you are interested in being nominated for a position on the Governance Council please fill out the following form by Friday, September 17th.


Elections will be conducted via a Google Form which will be sent out Sunday evening.

What are Woodlake’s Committees?


Committees are formed around needs or areas where parents, staff and administration find problem solving together to be best for our school community. They are groups that help with school clean ups, safety supply updates, positive behaviour programs and many more. These committees bring their solutions to issues around campus to the Governance Council for implementation and/or funding. Woodlake welcomes all parents and guardians to join one of our many committees! Committees include Garden, Safety, Positive Behavior, Beautification/Communication, Budget, and Technology. The committees all meet once a month on Tuesdays at 2:30pm. Info on upcoming meetings to come....

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Governance Council Composition 

(6) Parent Representatives and up to 4 alternates

(1) Principal

(1) Classified Staff Representative

(4) Teacher Representatives and 2 alternates



Governance Council meetings are generally held once a month at 2:45 p.m. in the Woodlake Library but TBD for the fall of 2020.  Meetings are open to the public. Parents, guardians, staff and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

The Council meets at least six times a year.  Original agendas and minutes are posted in the main office. Questions or concerns can be directed to any council member and items for the agenda should be addressed to the Executive Committee.



Several advisory committees meet independently from the Governance Council.  They are vital toward achieving the goals outlined in our charter.  The standing committees generally meet once a month before reporting to the next scheduled Governance Council meeting.  Meeting calendar dates are posted in the office and on our website calendar.  Parents, guardians and staff are strongly encouraged to attend.


Standing Committees

  • Art Education
  • Budget & Finance
  • Communications/Community
  • Curriculum/Common Core
  • ELAC
  • Grant Writing
  • Health/Education/PE
  • Positive Behavior
  • Safety
  • Technology


Adhoc Committees

  • Attendance
  • Facilities 20K Adhoc
  • Hiring Adhoc


If you have any questions please call the school office at (818) 347-7097. 


2021-22 Governance Council Contacts

Amy Pedersen Principal
Diane Ross Admin [email protected] 
Alicia Aldama Teacher [email protected] 
Lori Dupuis teacher [email protected]
Ronnie Saltzman Teacher [email protected] 
Michelle Ogden Teacher [email protected] 
Rowena Van Slooten Teacher [email protected] 
Katy Morales Teacher [email protected] 
Emily Wagner Chairman [email protected] 
Jennifer Richardson Vice Chairman [email protected] 
Andrea Rogers Secretary [email protected] 
Brian Richards Parliamentarian [email protected] 
Raymond Roker Parent Alternate [email protected] 
Autumn Penaloza Parent Alternate [email protected]