Career and Technical Education Board Advisory Committee

  • The committee shall consist of no less than 15 members. Members shall serve three-year terms with one-third of the membership appointed each year. The committee shall be composed of representatives of the general public, business, industry and labor with one member knowledgeable of at-risk students, one member representing parents of program participants, and at least one representative from each Career and Technical Education program area offered in the district.


    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committee will advise the board concerning programs which provide students career pathways and skills necessary to pursue a career. The committee may study the advisability of adding, deleting and changing various programs based on the needs of the community and student body of the district. The board of trustees or superintendent may direct the committee to study and make recommendations on specific issues. [19 TAC 78.2(b)]

    2018-19 Goals

    • Explore ways to improve the process of informing middle school students, prior to the spring semester of 8th grade, of the opportunities for course selection and career pathways in CTE
    • Explore opportunities to increase attainment of an Associate’s Degree for Health Science Academy students.


    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 
    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019  
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Meetings will be held from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in room 311 at the Administration Center.

Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee Members

  • 2018-19 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Amy Bates*

    Sabrina Belt

    Beverley Bruce

    Karen Buechman* (staff liaison)

    John Caldwell

    Greg Gomel

    Ruthie Gray

    Tommy Guynes*

    Charlie Henderson

  • Khalid Ishaq

    Rhishi Joshi

    Preston Kirkham

    Sarah Mateo*

    Kim Miller*

    Kelly Newman*

    Robert Paeschke*

    Sherry Peper

    Marie Polzer*


  • Jason Rodriguez

    Mary Salva

    Heidi Schubert*

    Candy Slocum

    Samantha Spears*

    Kristen Trueblood*

    Travis Waddell

    Cynthia Ward*