School Improvement Council

Royal Live Oaks Academy's School Improvement Council (SIC) serves to
  • assist in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the five-year School Improvement Plan (also known as the "School Renewal Plan" or "Strategic Plan"); 
  • assist in the preparation of yearly Plan updates;   
  • assist the school in the development and implementation of the School Reading Plan as required by the Read to Succeed Act;
  • write the annual SIC Report to the Parents, which is to be distributed no later than April 30 of each year;
  • prepare, together with the Executive Director, the annual narrative for the SC School Report Card;
  • provide advice on the use of school incentive award expenditures (if allocated by the legislature and awarded to the school);
  • provide other assistance as requested by the Executive Director or local school board. 


Please contact Dr. Wicks at 843-784-2630 if you are interested in being a member of our School Improvement Council.  

The SIC will meet in the cafeteria on the 3rd Thursdays of each month from 5:00pm-6:00pm. 

2023-2024 Members

Dr. Karen Wicks

Executive Director, ex-officio

Jennifer Nichols 

Chairperson & Parent Rep

Allison Butler-Carson

Vice-Chairperson & Teacher

Amber Palmer


Amanda Gunderson

Parent Representative

Dr. Mebane Connelly

Teacher Representative 

Dr. Terri Timothy

Teacher Representative


High School Student Rep


High School Student Rep


Middle School Student Rep 

Brayden Connelly

Elementary Student Rep

Lorraine Bonds

Community Member

Brenda Hunt

Chief Academic Officer, ex-officio 

Althea Wigfall 

Elementary Principal, ex-officio

Susan Koves

Middle School Principal, ex-officio 

Denise Strong 

High School Principal, ex-officio