Business in Education Partnership Advisory Committee
Business in Education Partnership (BIE)
The Business In Education Partnership Council is the bridge connecting FCCPS and the area business and nonprofit community. BIE seeks to inspire civic involvement by building partnerships and engaging in activities that benefit the community. BIE Partners are committed to helping students become competent, creative and constructive citizens. BIE partners share their knowledge and talents with students and schools in the following ways:
Providing real-world learning experiences; preparing students for the workforce through internships, mentorships and career education; supporting teachers; donating professional services to augment school experiences; serving as school volunteers; offering volunteer opportunities for students; assisting school staff in the review of instructional programs to ensure relevant instruction; assisting and advising in the development and approval of the Annual Career and Technical Education Plan (CTE).
Appoint. Months: May & June
Term: July 1 - June 30 for 2 years - Alternating terms
Composition: At least 12 members area business leaders, CIRT for Career and Technical Education, GMHS Guidance Department representative, GMHS Administrator, BIE Coordinator, a 10-12 grade student who participates in the career and technical education program.
Meetings: Four times per year on the third Thursday of September, November, Janaury and March, during the school year, 7:45 a.m. - Location rotates among schools and Central Office.
Four Meetings in 2019-2020 year. All from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
September 26, 2019
November 21, 2019 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Business & Community Members:
Chair: Cheryl Fischer, Arbonne
Eliot Corwin, Advantage Trainers
Erin Koster, Envision Experience
Lauren Richards, Sylvan Learning of Falls Church
Ashley Templer, Body Dynamics Inc.
Tania Walker Wirth, The Kensington
Sally D. Cole, Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Hiscott, Falls Church Education Foundation
Marie Baroody (Jessie Thackrey Preschool)
Corinne Wright (Mount Daniel Elementary School)
Paul Swanson (Thomas Jefferson Elementary School)
Rory Dippold (Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School)
Peter Laub (George Mason High School)
Steve Knight (K-12 Technology CTL)
Julie Macrina (Director, Curriculum & Instruction)
Will Snyder (CTE Teacher Leader)
Susan Sinclair, School Social Worker (Liaison for homeless/at-risk youth)
Marybeth Connelly, Community Outreach Director, Staff Liaison
Shannon Litton, School Board Liaison
Grace Tarpgaard (George Mason High School Student)