Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee

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School Board Liaison

Melanie Meren

Staff Liaison

Whitney Ketchledge, Coordinator, Career and Technical Education, Instructional Services Department

Committee Purpose

8 VAC 20-120-50 - Each local education agency or region shall establish a general career and technical education advisory committee to provide recommendations to the local educational agency (or board) on current job needs and the relevancy of career and technical education programs offered and to assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local plan and application.

2022 - 23 Committee Charge

In collaboration with industry, develop strategies and support for continuing improvement in coordination and communication of CTE programs.

Meeting Dates

All Meetings will be at Willow Oaks Administrative Center in room 1002 A/B.

Meeting Date Agenda and Highlights Approved Meeting Notes
September 8, 2022 September Agenda | September Highlights September Notes
October 13, 2022 October Agenda | October Highlights October Notes
November 10, 2022 November Agenda | November Highlights November Notes
January 12, 2023 January Agenda | January Highlights January Notes
February 9, 2023    
March 9, 2023    
April 13, 2023    
May 11, 2023    
June TBD, 2022    

2022 - 23 Membership

School Board Member Representatives

Manny Portillo-Gomez, At-Large - Omeish,
Jodi Duke, At-Large - Sizemore Heizer
Wendy Williams, At-Large - Keys-Gamarra
Alexa Krezel, Braddock District
Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Dranesville District
Paul Berry, Hunter Mill District
Theresa Minton-Eversole, Lee District
Adam Phillips, Mason District
Paul Thieberger, Mount Vernon District
Andrew Frank, Providence District
Thomas Bolles, Springfield District
Anitha Raj, Sully District
Saanvi Siddhi, Student Representative

Community Representatives

Eliza Chappell, SkillSource Group
Craig Evans, NOVA EMS Council
Barbara Hopkins, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)
Joseph Parker, iN2STEM Solutions, Incorporated
Kamalieet Sanghera, George Mason University
Shonna Smith, When Doves Code
Irvin Varkonyi, Supply Chain Operations Education

School Representatives

Matt Bechtel, Educational Specialist, Career and Technical Education 
Sarah Blake, Educational Specialist, Career and Transition Services 
Jay Garant, Director, Business and Community Partnerships
Lauren Crispino, Educational Specialist, School Counseling Services
Todd Franklin, Manager, Career Pathways
Mary Lewis, Manager, Academic and Career Planning
Alice Lima-Whitney, Educational Specialist, Nontraditional School Programs