Career & Technical Education Advisory Committee

  • The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is dedicated to preparing students for life after high school. Whether students choose to attend a four-year university or pursue a technical career, the district's schools should be providing them the tools they need to succeed.

    The workplace environment students enter after graduation is constantly changing and becoming increasingly technical. The district's Career and Technical Education programs provide a diverse student population with a dynamic and meaningful educational experience that will prepare them to succeed in that environment.

    The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee works to ensure the district is keeping pace with the work environment.

  • 2019-2020 Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

     

     

    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
      Agenda                    Meeting Notes            Meeting Audio  
            

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
      Agenda                    Meeting Notes            Meeting Audio
              

    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
      Agenda                    Meeting Notes            Meeting Audio         

     

    The committee meetings will be held in the Administrative Center, 520 Fifth Avenue.

2018-19 Meeting Dates

  • Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee meetings to be determined for 2018-19

2017-18 Meeting Dates

    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
      Agenda Packet            Meeting Notes             Audio


    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
      Agenda Packet            Meeting Notes            Audio


    • Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with OnStrategy
      Agenda Packet            Meeting Notes             Audio


    • Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Ryan Middle School, 1450 Cowles Street
      Community Meeting: Career Technical Education Program Review (The School District is undertaking a review of the district's Career Technical Education program. We look forward to hosting our community members interested in the review.)


    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
      Agenda Packet            Meeting Notes             Audio


    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
      Agenda Packet            Meeting Notes             Audio 


     Unless noted otherwise, all meetings will be held in the Administrative Center, 520 Fifth Avenue

Contact Information

Current Committee Members

  • Career and Technical Education Committee (16 members)

    District Administration Chair 
    Daniel Domke, CTE Director

    Assisted by:
    Joni Simpson, College & Career Coordinator

    School Board
    Sean Rice

    FEA Representative
    Melissa Sawchuk, West Valley High School

    FPA Representative
    Robyn Taylor, Hutchison High School

    Student Representative
    JD Calhoun, Hutchison High School

    Parent (1)
    Dawn Fitzpatrick

    UAF Career Technical College Representative (1)
    Keith Swarner

    Business/Industry/Trades, Organized Labor, Government Representatives (9)
    Jim Dodson, Fairbanks Economic Development Corp
    Andrea Gelvin, Gelvin Professional Training
    Chad Hutchinson, Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center
    Karen Lapp, Foundation Health
    Missy Lizotte, Department of Labor
    Dawn Murphy, Explore Fairbanks
    Crystal Morris, Shear Heaven
    Cathy Winfree, UAF/CTC Faculty
    Rodney Wolcott, Local 375 Plumbers & Pipefitters

    Invited Guests
    Suzy Coronel, CTE Teacher
    Derek Coryell, Executive Director of Special Education
    Erin Edenshaw, Fairbanks Native Association

    Virva Elliott, English Language Learner Director
    Audra Forsman, Support Staff
    Linda Fraini, Foster Care Liaison
    Leona McDaniels, Social Services Manager McKinney-Vento
    Georgia Sandgren, Military Student Support Coordinator
    Laurie Trotta, Migrant Education Program Director
    Andrea Wade, Counselor 

    Committee Staff Support
    Julie Luddington, CTE Technician

Last Modified on November 21, 2019