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

          Mike Oltean – Morley-Moss

Evelyn Williams - Williams Paint & Body

          Natalie White - CTE Counselor

Gary Brown – Performance Pulsation

          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 Kkrajca@mesquiteisd.org.