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.
  • To 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.

2018 - 2019 Career & Technical Education Advisory Board Members

Bryan Odom - Clown Company           LaKeitha Bradley - Big Hit Creative
Chris Grubb - Southwest Airlines           Maggie Luce - Orora Visual
Eva Esparza - Ashley Furniture           Natalie White - CTE Counselor
Evelyn Williams - Williams Paint & Body           Rebecca Lanman - Mesquite Specialty Hospital
Graham Baumann - WRA Architects           Simone Daniels - Eastfield College
Jack Love - Town East Mall           Shawn Scott - Hack My Future
Janet Foreman - Eastfield College           Steven Bridges - Workforce Solutions
Jennifer Vidler - Mystic Coiffures           Teresa Jackson - Sharing Life
Joy Vroonland - CTE Parent           Terriekka Cardenas - Perceptive Engineering
Karen Nickoli - Town East Ford           Terry McCullough - Mesquite Chamber
Kenneth Zimmerman - Ashley Furniture           Tonda Sadler - Widewaters Hotels
Kim Buttram - City of Mesquite           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