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Advisory Board

In any community it is vital that those in education, business and industry, and community members communicate in order that Career and Technical Education can perform the function for which it was designed. The Advisory Board is the vehicle by which the District develops this communication.

The goals of the board are to:

  • Advise the District in both long and short-range planning for Career and Technical Education programs.
  • Advise the District of current job needs and of the relevance of Career and Technical Education programs and courses offered by the District.
  • Provide a forum for recommending equipment and training so that Career and Technical Education can adequately meet its goals.
  • Encourage students to continue their education and preparation for a career beyond the high school level by providing scholarships for outstanding students.
  • Enhance political and community support of vocational education.


2019 - 2020 Career & Technical Education Advisory Board Members 

Chris Grubb - Southwest Airlines

Dawn Russell – Mesquite Specialty Hospital

Eva Esparza - Ashley Furniture

Evelyn Williams - Williams Paint & Body

Gary Brown – Performance Pulsation

Graham Baumann - WRA Architects

Jack Love - Town East Mall

Janet Foreman - Eastfield College

Jay Thompson – Mesquite Police Department

Jennifer Vidler - Mystic Coiffures

Joy Vroonland - CTE Parent

Keith Beavers - Town East Ford

Kenneth Zimmerman - Ashley Furniture

Kim Buttram - City of Mesquite

LaKeitha Bradley - Big Hit Creative/Parent

Pam Esparza - Orora Visual

Mike Oltean – Morley-Moss

Milagros Rivera Mercado – Walmart Supply Chain

Natalie White - CTE Counselor

Simone Daniels - Eastfield College

Shawn Scott - Hack My Future

Stacey Smith - Morrison Products

Steven Bridges - Workforce Solutions

Teresa Jackson - Sharing Life

Terriekka Cardenas - Perceptive Engineering

Terry McCullough - Mesquite Chamber

Tonda Sadler - Harwood International

Tyesha Simmons - Chef in MISD Food Services

Interested in serving on the Advisory Board?

Use your industry expertise to enhance Career & Technical Education (CTE) in Mesquite ISD by serving on our advisory board. The advisory board consists of business partners who review program offerings and advocate for CTE. If interested, please contact Kristi Krajca, Director of CTE at 972-882-7374 or Kkrajca@mesquiteisd.org.