BUSINESS IN EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BUSINESS IN EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP (BIE)

Purpose:

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 (CTE) Plan

Authority - School Board Policy 5.12 (I-1)

Appoint. Months: May & June
Term: July 1 - June 30 for 2 years - Alternating terms
Membership: At least 12 members including area business leaders, CTL for Career and Technical Education, Meridian HS Guidance Department representative, Meridian HS Administrator, BIE Coordinator, a 10-12th grade student who participates in the career and technical education program.
Meetings: Four times per year on  the third Thursday of September, November, January and March, during the school year at 8:00 a.m. - Location rotates among schools and Central Office.

BIE Website

Apply for Membership

2021-2022 Schedule
All meetings are 8:00-9:00 a.m.
September 23, 2021
November 19, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 17, 2022

Meeting Agendas
March 17, 2022
January 20, 2022
November 19, 2021
September 23, 2021
March 18, 2021
January 21, 2021
November 19, 2020  
September 17, 2020
January 16, 2020
November 21, 2019
September 26, 2019
March 21, 2019
January 17, 2019
November 15, 2018
September 20, 2018
March 15, 2018
January 18, 2018
November 16, 2017
September 21, 2017

Meeting Minutes:
January 20, 2022
November 19, 2021
September 23, 2021
March 18, 2021
January 21, 2021
November 19, 2020  
September 17, 2020
January 16, 2020
November 21, 2019
September 26, 2019
March 21, 2019
January 17, 2019
November 15, 2018
September 20, 2018
May 17, 2018
March 15, 2018
January 18, 2018
November 16, 2017
September 21, 2017

Business & Community Members:
Chair:
Alison Miller, Keller Williams Real Estate
Kris Baker, Demosphere
Peter Baroody, Baroody Camps
Brian Creswick, Chartis
Erin Koster, Envision Experience
Stephanie Oppenheimer, Skylite Communications
Kayla Peters, The Kensington Senior Living
Ashley Templer, Body Dynamics Inc.

Ex Oficio
Debbie Hiscott, Falls Church Education Foundation
Elise Bengston, Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
Liam Timar-Wilcox , Meridian High School Student

School Representatives:
Brannon McLaughlin (Jessie Thackrey Preschool)
Corinne Wright (Mount Daniel Elementary School)
Tosin Adetoro (Oak Street Elementary School)
Rory Dippold (Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School)
Peter Laub (Meridian High School)
Steve Knight (K-12 Technology CTL)
Julie Macrina (Director, Curriculum & Instruction)
Marybeth Connelly, Community Outreach Director, Staff Liaison
Lori Silverman, School Board Liaison