Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School

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MATES needs you! Do you have expertise in any of the following areas? Join a MATES Committee and get involved. (Meeting times are subject to change.)  To see committee meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

Budget Committee:

Works with the MATES Business Services Authority representative and the Executive Director to develop and update the annual budget. Members review the Local Control Funding Formula and the governor’s budget proposals to ensure that all operating expenses are within the MATES budget and that the school is operating in a fiscally responsible manner. 

Committee Chair: Joey Tennison



Curriculum Committee:


Coordinates with MATES teaching staff to oversee curriculum choices to make decisions about new curricular adoptions and to make sure the needs of the teachers are met.

Committee Co-chairs: Rebecca Winter & Denise Bain


Enrollment Expansion Committee:


This committee focuses on the options for expansion of enrollment opportunities for the growth of MATES. Because the ADA revenue for MATES is tied to enrollment, enrollment expansion is an important factor in effectively funding for the future. This committee will explore and develop possible enrollment growth options and seek input from MATES stakeholders.

Contact Brenda Olshever for more information




Technology Committee:

Monitors the progress of technology use and develops new, innovative practices for technology to continue to bring the “T” to MATES. The committee researches the best use of technology in the curriculum, arranges professional development, and monitors the infrastructure in coordination with the computer specialist. The committee collaborates with staff regarding the current needs and researches new pedagogical technologies.

Committee Chair: Gavin Taylor


Performing Arts Committee:

The Performing Arts Committee works with the Music Specialist and Dance Specialist to support these special programs at MATES. It proposes and assists with the development and promotion of curriculum-based performing arts events at MATES.

Committee Chair: Frank LaGuardia


Safety Committee:

In case of an emergency, MATES needs to be prepared in order to ensure the safety of all our students. The Safety Committee works to prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. The committee checks the emergency supplies and equipment, oversees monthly drills, and performs classroom safety checks.                      

Committee Co-chairs: Kristi Klingerman & Gurminder Turner        



Vision/Core Values Committee:

This committee works to infuse the Heart of an Eagle core values program into every aspect of MATES. It works to uphold the mission and vision statement of MATES and the principles of the MATES Charter.

Committee Chair: Penny Appleford


Visual Arts Committee:


Collaborates with the teachers to support and promote the visual arts program at MATES. The Visual Arts Committee develops and considers proposals in order to infuse the “A” in MATES into the curriculum. It also works to support art-related family events at MATES.

Committee Chair: Suzanne Shaffer