Advisory Committees

2018-19 Committee members

Academies Advisory Committee

Bridges Academies Advisory Committee is a group of educators that represents a geographical cross-section of our service area. Their function is to:

  • Review Bridges Career Academies program processes, policies, and practices, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in determining needs for new and/or current Career Academy practices.
  • Provide information to help design, update, modify, expand, and improve the quality of Bridges Career Academies program.
  • Review and discuss Bridges Career Academies program related issues and concerns.

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2019-2020 Committee Members

School

Aitkin

Brainerd

Browerville

Crosby-Ironton

Little Falls

Pillager

Pine River-Backus

Staples-Motley

 

Name

Kelly Bast

Brian Bordwell

Denise Olander

Nicole Doyle

Kolbi Grant

Ann Hutchison

Mary Sigan

Steve Jennison

 

Title

Teacher, Culinary

Teacher, Engineering

Teacher, Business

Counselor

Counselor

Teacher, Hospitality/ Graphics

Counselor

Counselor

 

MEETINGS

  • The Academy Advisory Committee meets 4 times per school year, and corresponds regularly via email. The meeting schedule is determined at the start of each school year.

Business Advisory Committee

Bridges Business Advisory Committee was established in 2019 to provide feedback on business partnerships with education.

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2019-2020 Committee Members

Name, company

Christina Landree, ProStaff
Jeff Fitch, SCR
Jill Carlson, Mid MN Federal Credit Union
Ellen Haglin, LINDAR Corp
Kathy Sell, Essentia Health
Amy Sjoblad, Rural MN CEP
Bart Graves, Sourcewell
Debby Hoel, Pequot Tool & Manufacturing
Colleen Faacks, Mid MN Builders Association

 

MEETINGS

  • The Business Advisory Committee meets as needed and corresponds regularly via email.