Career Pathways and Technical Education Task Force

Career Pathways and Technical Education Advisory Task Force

Membership

Dave Adney

Executive Director

Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals Association (MASSP)

1667 Snelling Avenue North

Suite C-100

St. Paul, MN 55108

651-999-7330

dadney@massp.org

Representing: Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals Association (MASSP)

Jim Bierma

Ramp-Up to Readiness Director

University of Minnesota

100 Church Street

Minneapolis, MN 55455

651-303-2736

bierma@umn.edu

Representing: Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA)

Sue Boehland

Central Lakes Perkins Secondary Coordinator

Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Education (MnACTE)

11205 – 494th Street

Hewitt, MN 56453

218-639-1160

sueb@arvig.net

Representing: Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Education (MnACTE)

John Christiansen

Superintendent

Intermediate School District 917

1300 – 145th Street East

Rosemount, MN 55068

651-423-8226

John.christiansen@isd917.k12.mn.us

Representing: Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Jim Grabowska

P.O. Box 408

St. Clair, MN 56080

507-245-3153

Jim.grabowska@state.mn.us

Representing: Board of Teaching (BOT)

Julie Halverson

Coordinator, Career and Technical Education

ISD 279 – Osseo Area School

Educational Service Cetner

11200 – 93rd Avenue North

Maple Grove, MN 55369

763-391-7150

halversonj@district279.org

Representing: Open Appointment

Karen Hynick

System Director of P20 and College Readiness

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

30 – 7th Street East

St. Paul, MN 55340

651-201-1760

Karen.hynick@so.mnscu.edu

Representing: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)

Sharon Jensen

Director of Community Relations

Coldspring

601 Carlson Parkway #1130

Minnetonka, MN 56303

952-449-4950

sjensen@coldspringusa.com

Representing: Minnesota Business Partnership

Dr. David Johnson

Associate Dean for Research and Policy

College of Education and Human Development

University of Minnesota

104 Burton Hall

178 Pillsbury Drive SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-1062

johns006@umn.edu

Representing: University of Minnesota

Damon Kapke

D.Kapke@lsc.edu

Representing: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)

Alyssa Klein

Transition Specialist

Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

332 Minnesota Street

Suite E200

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-259-7359

Alyssa.klein@state.mn.us

Representing: Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Dr. Pradeep Kotamraju

National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE)

University of Louisville

651-408-5284

pklsn0423@gmail.com

Representing: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE)

Eugene Piccolo

Executive Director

Minnesota Association of Charter Schools

161 St. Anthony Avenue

Suite 1000

St. Paul, MN 55103

651-789-3090 ext. 10

Eugene@mncharterschools.org

Representing: Minnesota Association of Charter Schools (MACS)

Richard Rosivach

Instructional Strategies Facilitator

Irondale High School

2425 Long Lake Road

New Brighton, MN 55112

651-621-6800

Richard.rosivach@moundsviewschools.org

Representing: Open Appointment

Sean Roy

Projects Director, Transition

PACER

8161 Normandale Blvd.

Minneapolis, MN 55437

952-838-9000

sroy@pacer.org

Representing: Open Appointment

Ed Schones

Faculty

St. Paul College

235 Marshall Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55102

651-434-0865

Edward.Schones@stpaul.edu

Representing: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)

Rob Simonich

Teacher

Ely Memorial High School

52 Aster Road

Babbitt, MN 55706

218-343-4184

rsimonich@ely.k12.mn.us

Representing: Education Minnesota

Sonja Simpson

Program and Business Development Director

North Hennepin Community College

7411 – 85th Avenue North

Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

763-913-7211

ssimpson@nhcc.edu

Representing: Open Appointment

Rhea Walker

Associate Professor, Education Studies

Winona State University

228B Gildemeister Hall

175 West Mark Street, PO 5838

Winona, MN 55987

507-457-5353

rwalker@winona.edu

Representing: Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)

Amy Walstien

Director, Education and Workforce Development

Minnesota Chambers of Commerce

400 North Robert

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-292-4661

awalstien@mnchamber.com

Representing: Minnesota Chambers of Commerce

Julie Warner

1405 Third Avenue NW

P.O. Box 239

Buffalo, MN 55313

763-684-2217

Julie.warner@wtc.k12.mn.us

Representing: Minnesota Association of Career and Technical Administrators (MACTA)

Ex-Officio

Representative Kathy Brynaert

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

569 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155

651-296-3248

Rep.kathy.brynaert@house.mn

Representative Dean Urdahl

100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

253 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155

651-296-4344
rep.dean.urdahl@house.mn

MDE Staff

Rose Hermodson

Assistant to the Commissioner

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

651-582-8742

Rose.hermodson@state.mn.us

Steve Dibb

Assistant Commissioner

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

651-582-8693

Steve.dibb@state.mn.us

Paula Palmer

Director, Career and College Success

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

651-582-8737

Paula.palmer@state.mn.us

Dan Smith

Supervisor, Center for Postsecondary Success

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

651-582-8330

Dan.smith@state.mn.us

Sally Wherry

Supervisor, High School Initiatives

Minnesota Department of Education

1500 Highway 36 West

Roseville, MN 55113

651-582-8768

Sally.wherry@state.mn.us