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Our Advisors

Need is noisy. To help us learn and navigate, we’ve enlisted a wide range of CTE educators and policymakers, along with business, labor, philanthropy and civic leaders. We greatly value their ongoing candor and perspectives.

FEATURED ADVISOR

Louise Stymeist

Director of Capital Region Academies for the Next Economy (CRANE)

“Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is truly committed to supporting the students and educators engaged in skilled trades education. I am proud to champion this important work.”

November 2018

Scott Burke

Coordinator of Contextual Learning

Jefferson County Public Schools (CO)

Nike Irvin

Philanthropy Consultant

ZWN, Inc.

Terry Holliday

Board Chairman

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Alicia Lara

Senior Vice President of Impact

United Way Worldwide

Tana Lee

CTE Director

Richland School District One (SC)

Jonathan Raymond

Author and Philanthropic & Education Leader

Wildflowers: A Superintendent’s Challenge to America

Steve Rothenberg

CTE Director

Concord Regional Technical Center (NH)

Miguel Santana

President and CEO

Fairplex

Jonathan Schwartz

Advanced Manufacturing Teacher and 2017 Prize for Teaching Excellence Winner

Colfax High School (CA)

Martha Welborne

Senior Advisor

HR&A Advisors, Inc.

John White

Superintendent

Louisiana Department of Education

November 2017

John Agostinelli

Teacher

Warren T. Eich Middle School, Roseville, CA

Justin Baker

Vice President of Pre-Construction Services

Gaylor Electric

Dan Belcher

Director of Workforce Development

National Center for Construction Education and Research

Philip Cleveland

Supervisor of Workforce Development and External Affairs

Marshall County Schools, AL

Terry Holliday

Chairman

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Bob Kilmer

Construction and Architecture Teacher

Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA

Dave Lefkowith

Assistant State Superintendent

Louisiana Department of Education

Bernard McCune

Deputy Chief, Office of Posecondary Readiness

Oakland Unified School District, CA

Tiffany Morse

Executive Director of Career Education

Ventura County Office of Education, CA

Amanda Nolasco

Counselor

Phoenix Union High School District, AZ

Ivana Nunez

Electrical Teacher

Queens Vocational and Technical High School, New York City, NY

Phenna Petty

CTAE Director

Murray County Schools, GA

Louise Stymeist

Director

CRANE, Sacramento, CA

Peter Taylor

President

ECMC Foundation

October 2016

Nathanael Balon

CEO

Do Good Work Corporation

Joe Campbell

Construction Academy Teacher

Glendale High School, Glendale, CA

Maria Casillas

President Emeritus

Families in Schools

Greg Donovan

Superintendent

West-MEC, Phoenix, AZ

Mark Feuerbach

Welding Teacher

Liberty Ranch Union High School, Galt, CA

Monica Garcia

Board Member

Los Angeles Unified School District

James Halper

Partner

Leonard Green & Partners LP

Anita Landecker

Executive Director

ExED

Dave Lefkowith

Assistant Superintendent

Louisiana Department of Education

Dr. Cathy Mincberg

President and CEO

Center for Reform of School Systems

Joel Noble

Engineering and Woods Teacher

East High School, Denver, CO

Phenna Petty

CTAE Director

Murray County Schools, GA

Mike Rose

Research Professor

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Scott Springer

Principal

CEC Early College, Denver, CO

Louise Stymeist

Director

CRANE, Sacramento, CA

Peter Taylor

President

ECMC Foundation

Gary Weese

Automotive Technology Teacher

Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, LA

August 2016

Renee Cardarelle

Executive Director

Nexstar Legacy Foundation

Cecilia Estolano

Co-founder

Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC

David Janisch

Math and Engineering Teacher

Samueli Academy, Santa Ana, CA

Evan Maniates

Carpentry Instructor

Southside Occupational Academy, Chicago, IL

Gregory McGinty

Executive Director

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Nino Polizzi

Engineering Teacher

Samueli Academy, Santa Ana, CA

Jonathan Raymond

President

The Stuart Foundation

Michelle Russell

Director, Career and Technical Education (former)

Chicago Public Schools

Scott Springer

Principal

CEC Early College, Denver, CO

Anne Stanton

Executive Director

National Academy Foundation’s Future Ready Venture

Dwight L. Stuart Jr.

Chair

Stuart Foundation Board of Directors

Peter Taylor

President

ECMC Foundation

Faye Washington

President and CEO

YWCA Greater Los Angeles

Charlie Woo

Co-Founder and CEO

Megatoys

Also thanks to:

Frank Baxter

Chairman Emeritus

Alliance College Ready Public Schools

Jackie Chai

Executive Assistant to Allan Mutchnik

Harbor Freight Tools

Michael Connet

Senior Director of Outreach and Partners

Association of Career & Technical Education

Coro Fellows & Staff

 

Coro Southern California

Nike Irvin

Vice President

California Community Foundation

Cheri Walsh

Executive Director

Exploring the Arts

Sam Wineburgh

 Vice President-Information Systems and Analytics

Harbor Freight Tools

UCLA Graduate Students and Staff

 

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs