School Council Information
School Council Nominees
Michael Oglesby is originally from Fort Valley, Georgia. Mr. Oglesby retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 25 years of dedicated service and spent the last 24 years in Federal Law Enforcement. Despite the years of government service, Mr. Oglesby considers the opportunity to serve his community as an important aspect and enhancement of his career.
Mr. Oglesby has served as the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) president and vice- president at Dutchtown Elementary school where a commitment to the best interest of all children came first. As a result, he was voted President of the Dutchtown Middle School PTO, during his tenure as a parent of a middle school student. Mr. Oglesby previously served on the Dutchtown High School Council as a parent representative and a cheer booster parent while his oldest daughter cheered for four years before graduating from Dutchtown High School in 2016. Mr. Oglesby now serves in the capacity of booster president for the Dutchtown High School Girls Basketball team, where his daughter is a 10th grader this year. Being an advocate for fundraising for the Dutchtown community, Mr. Oglesby started a limousine business, MKO limousine, and has used it to raise money for various school clubs, functions, community sponsored fundraisers, donated the service to reward students for academic progress, and has used it as a tool to attract more sponsors for the Dutchtown community.
Mr. Oglesby continues his service to the community by serving as the Public Relations Officer for the Veterans Support Group (VSG) which is a nonprofit organization located in the square in McDonough. The VSG provides free services in the area of disability claims, shelter, clothing, food, and other services for all veterans and their families in Henry County. Mr. Oglesby is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity Inc, where he serves on the Social Action committee responsible for, not only mentoring young scholars, but providing them with scholarship funds before college and during their college years. By doing so, Mr. Oglesby actively identifies, recruits and solicits outside businesses and organizations to support those efforts allowing the Dutchtown community to have identifiable student resources.
Mr. Oglesby is married to Dr. Marcia Oglesby, an educator, and has two daughters, one who graduated from Dutchtown, and Morgan Oglesby who is currently a sophomore.
Mr. Oglesby believes that though service to his country was important, service to his community and helping to enrich families is imperative.
My name is Lyra Ratmeyer and I am passionate in my support of our Dutchtown High School community. I have served as Vice Chairperson of the DHS School Council for the past two years. I would like to help further implement the concepts of the Dutchtown High School Village that School Council began developing three years ago. This is an initiative to engage all stakeholders in Dutchtown High School. As part of that endeavor, this past year I created a parent involvement database and organized the monthly Dawghouse Breakfast as a forum for parents to share ideas and information to help their children succeed.
I have served on school councils for the past ten years consecutively, some years at two schools concurrently, at Pate’s Creek Elementary, Dutchtown Middle, and Dutchtown High School. I enjoy finding ways to support our school. This past year I served as a DHS Science Fair judge, Career Day speaker, and Earth Day speaker and volunteer. I helped with Teacher Appreciation Week and DHS Band Booster. I also chaperoned the Technology Student Association trip to Athens for the State Leadership Conference and several parades in which our DHS Marching Band performed.
I am a practicing pediatrician residing in Stockbridge for the past 15 years. I work at Primary Pediatrics After Hours. Previously, I had a solo pediatric practice in Bainbridge, Georgia for 6 years. I graduated from Dunwoody High School, Emory University, Mercer University School of Medicine, and completed my residency in pediatrics at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. My husband Steve and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this past April. He is a tax accountant with Rödl & Partner in Atlanta. Our son Max is in 11th grade and plays trumpet in the DHS Marching Band. Our daughter Nora is in 9th grade and is looking forward to swimming for the DHS Swim Team.
I fully believe that children thrive in an environment of encouragement, love, and support from teachers, staff, administration, family, and community. I would like to serve another two years on the DHS School Council to help Dutchtown High School continue to be the best school for our students.
Cynthia Carr is a native of Lincolnton, Ga. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Voorhees College in Denmark SC where she earned a BS degree in Accounting. She later obtained her MBA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga. Also, she a graduate of the Emory University Executive Leadership Program.
Mrs. Carr is a Senior, Budget Manager with over 20 years of extensive experience in budget administration, legislative and contract management, accounting, operational/capital project analysis, and financial reporting. She possesses strong management skills, excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, and analytical capabilities. She proud herself on being an effective communicator, problem-solver, and motivator who have a reputation for working with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization. A self-starter who enjoy supporting the efforts of multiple stakeholders. She has managed multi-million dollars projects with operational and capital budgets totaling over $3.6 billion, which also included developing a 5-year plan.
As a career woman in aviation, she volunteers for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Partners in Education program, exposing thousands of youth to the aviation industry. It gives her joy working with the youth, whether it’s being a team mom for her son’s sports team, a leader for her daughter’s girl scout troop or working as a director with children ministry at her church. She lives by the words of Nelson Mandela, “History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.”
Mrs. Carr and her husband, Cozard are proud parents of a junior, Caidyn and freshman, Coen at Dutchtown High School.