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School Community Council (SCC)

Shayla Barney Chair (Parent) (801) 821-7190
Gayle Dawes Vice Chair (Parent) (385) 299-2336
Melanie Crouch Parent Member (801) 577-7340
Courtney Cunningham School Employee (801) 578-8100
Matthew Teitter Principal/Director (801) 578-8100

Shannon Wilson Assistant Principal (801) 578-8100

Purpose and Duties of the School Community Council

All community members are invited to attend School Community Council (SCC) meetings. The SCC is responsible for preparing plans that are submitted to the school board for approval. They also should assist, as needed, and provide support for the implementation of the approved plans. SCC members should represent the group that elected them as they make decisions and bring issues to the council for consideration. If you would like to become a future member of the School Community Council, please reach out to the office by calling 801-578-8100. Elections are held each fall. 

The SCC has the responsibility for developing the following school plans:  

  • School Improvement Plan
  • School LAND Trust Plan and report
  • Reading Achievement Plan
  • Child Access Routing Plan
  • Assist in the development of the Professional Development Plan; this is ultimately approved and submitted by staff.


Meeting Schedule

The SCC regularly meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 4:30 PM on Zoom. Due to potential boundary changes for the 2023-24 school year, Backman added a second SCC meeting each month for January, February, March, April and May 2023. Please see below for our updated schedule. Links to attend remotely will be sent to parents'/guardians' emails on a monthly basis. All community members are encouraged to attend. 


Teacher and Student Success Plan


Teachers will use learning targets and success criteria as they design lessons to increase teacher clarity, target skill development for English learner and deepen instruction. Teachers will design lessons so that students can answer these three questions: What are you learning? Why are you learning it? How will you know you are successful? 80% of our students will be able to answers these questions when asked by an observer. Data will be taken in November, February and April.


With almost 20% of our school population identified as students with disabilities, our goal this semester is to keep kids with their general education peers as much as possible to maintain access to high quality grade level core instruction. We will also work to meet their individual needs in small groups and 1:1 instruction in reading. With that support, 80% of our students with disabilities will make 15% growth on accuracy from beginning of year to middle of year on Acadience or Reading Inventory.


The staff at Backman Elementary will continue to develop our understanding of racial oppression at both personal and institutional levels. The racial make-up of our faculty and staff is diverse, and so the personal racial experiences vary greatly. In addition, Backman predominantly serves families of color, for this reason, it is essential that this group collectively commit to being anti-racist educators. Our goal is to clarify and strengthen the basic understanding of systemic racism and as a staff and then create specific language and skills to identify and change current racist policies and practices in our school and school system. 100% of our staff will increase their comfort level and have the tools to talk about race. 

School Community Council Meetings


Shannon Wilson

Shannon Wilson

Assistant Principal Elementary
Backman Elementary