Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee

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Board Liaison

Ryan McElveen, At-Large Representative

Staff Liaison

Beth Downey, Coordinator, Career and Technical Education, Department of Instructional Services

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.

2017-18 Committee Charge

Increase the CTE Advisory Committee’s understanding of the implementation of CTE curriculum with emphasis at the local school level through visits to the schools and engagement with teachers and students. Develop a clear understanding of employment needs and opportunities for partnerships leading toward greater utilization of public private partnerships to support CTE programs and teacher professional development.

Meeting Dates

The following is the upcoming Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee meeting schedule. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the Willow Oaks Administration Center, 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Date Location Agenda and Highlights Approved Meeting Notes
September 26, 2017 Willow Oaks, Room 1002A & B Agenda
October 24, 2017 Lake Braddock Secondary School, Lecture Hall Agenda
November 28, 2017 Willow Oaks, Room 1001 Agenda
January 25, 2018 Willow Oaks, Room 1001 Agenda
February 27, 2018 Willow Oaks, Room 1001 Agenda
March 20, 2018 Willow Oaks, Room 1002A & B    
April 24, 2018 8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive Agenda
May 22, 2018 Willow Oaks, Room 1001 Agenda
June 20, 2018 Gatehouse Administrative Center, Room 1600    

2017-2018 Membership


Yuyan Zhou, At-Large – McElveen
Yosung Cho, At-Large – Moon
Cheri Larkins, At-Large – Keys-Gamarra
James McCormack (Co-Chair), Braddock District
Jayant Reddy, Dranesville District
Sridhar Ganesan, Hunter Mill District
TBD, Lee District
Adam Phillips, Mason District
Mary Porter, Mount Vernon District
Colin Flanigan, Providence District
TBD, Springfield District
Anitha Raj, Sully District
Ian Moritz, Student Representative


Katie Aimone, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)
Charles Britt, Jr. (Chair), SySTEMic Solutions
Jung Byun
Sharon Caraballo, George Mason University
Kristin D’Amore, Dovel Technologies
Tyna Gaylor, SkillSource Group
Laura Howard, Kaiser Permanente
Kevin McPeak, Symantec 
Amy Platt, CalAmp Corporation
Monique Roberts, PTA Representative
Irvin Varkonyi, Supply Chain Operations Education
Wendy Lindquist Williams, Engility Corporation
John Wittman, Wittman Service Company, LLC
Yuhsien (Sharon) Wu, Harvard University Asian American Alumni Alliance (HAAAA)

2016-17 Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee Information

  • May 2018 Highlights

    Highlights for the May 2018 Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee Meeting