The Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) advises LCPS on ways to ensure that our schools provide fair and equitable learning experiences for all students. See the Mission Statement here.
MSAAC Meeting Schedule
All MSAAC meetings are open to the public, so please join them! Links for each meeting can be found on MSAAC’s webpage: https://www.lcps.org/MSAAC The current meetings schedule is as follows:
September 21, 2022
October 10, 2022
November 16, 2022
January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 17, 2023 (Awards Ceremony)
Meet Our Delegate
Hillside Elementary is honored to have Ms. Walewska Watkins represent Hillside as our 2022-2023 Delegate to the The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS)’ Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC). MSAAC depends on having a delegate and alternate from each LCPS school. School delegates:
Attend MSAAC general body meetings and share the information/experience with their home school
Represent and advocate for particular needs of minority students from your home school, and
Comprise the body of voting MSAAC members for MSAAC board elections or bylaw amendments.
Ms. Walewska Watkins, Delegate
Ms. Watkins is a native Puerto Rican islander and the mother to a proud Hillside Hawk fifth grader who is of mixed racial and ethnic descent. She is an attorney by profession and has vast experience advising various counties and the Commonwealth government on issues affecting children and our racial, ethnic, disability, and economic minority populations.
For the year ahead, Ms. Watkins has set three goals for herself. First, since this is her initial year of service as a Delegate, she will create an action roadmap to ensure that future delegates can easily transition into the role. Second, she will seek to highlight for our community educational resources to help us understand and celebrate the heritage of all our students and staff. She hopes to count on all of our help and support to achieve this! Third, she wants to ensure that all high potential students are receiving the kind of enriching educational opportunities that will allow them to fairly compete for high achieving educational tracks.