Advisory Board

Mesquite ISD CTE 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.

2017 - 2018 Career & Technical Education Advisory Board

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