Career Preparation Task Force

Start Date

 

 

2008

Jim Brousseau (2014-BD-Reg 3)

Chair

2013

Melinda Smith (2016-BD-Reg 2)

 

2012

Liz Ratashak  (2014-BdM-Reg 5)

 

 

Vacancy  (2016-BD-Reg) (Jenny VanDuinen)

 

2010

Deb Irvin (2014-BdM-Reg 9)

 

2007

Erin Brown-Castillo (2016-BD-Reg 9)

Vice Chair

2010

Troy VanderLaan (2016-BD-Reg 9)

 

2009

Joseph Ratti (2015-BD-Reg 4)

 

2012

Ann Harris (2014-BdM-Reg 4)

 

2010

Tammy Moored (2016-BD-Reg 15)

 

Start Date

Liaisons

 

2009

Dean Parling (2016-MEA-Retired)

 

2010

Curlada Eure-Harris (2014-MAHE- Reg 8)

 

 

Vacancy (2014-SMEA)

 

 

 

 

Start Date

Staff Liaisons

 

 

Bill Kuiper

 

 

2013-14 Charge:

To help ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.

To help develop local capacity by the identification and development of strategies that will enhance the local's ability to work more effectively with their members.

Purpose:

1.  Continue to review and advance federal and state of Michigan career preparation initiatives and consider their implications for MEA members and the public education system.

2.  In collaboration with the MEA IPD Commission, Long-Range Bargaining Committee and MEA representatives on State Board of Education advisory groups, make recommendations to the MEA Board of Directors regarding any changes in existing MEA policy positions. 

3.  Promote the sharing of resources and program models for members to utilize that will help integrate career preparation and development of employability skills into the curriculum K-12 for ALL students.

4.  Identify professional development opportunities that will assist members in integrating career preparation into the K-12 curriculum.