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).

Authority - School Board Policy 5.12 (I-1)

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: 3rd Thursday of every other month during the school year, 7:45 a.m. - Location rotates among schools and Central Office. 

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Meetings:7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
September 20, 2018 Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School 
November 15, 2018     Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
January 17, 2019 FCCPS Central Office
March 21, 2019 Mt. Daniel Elementary School
May 16, 2019 FCCPS Central Office

Past Meeting Agendas

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

Past Meeting Minutes:

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:

Cheryl Fischer, Arbonne & McLean Tutoring Club
Patrick Fleming, The Local Market
Erin Blair, Envision Experience
Tori McKinney, Rockstar Realty @KW
Alison Miller, Keller Williams Realty Falls Church
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

School Representatives:

Marie Baroody (Jessie Thackrey Preschool)
Jeremy Blaine (Mount Daniel Elementary School)
Paul Swanson (Thomas Jefferson Elementary School)
Rory Dippold (Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School)
Pete Laub (George Mason High School)
Ray Wu-Rorrer (CTE Teacher Leader)
Jeanne Seabridge, Director of Teaching, Learning & Achievement
Susan Sinclair, School Social Worker (Liaison for homeless/at-risk youth)
Marybeth Connelly, Community Outreach Director, Staff Liaison
Shawna Russell, School Board Liaison
James Weichert (George Mason High School Student)

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