EdTalks: College and Career Readiness Monday, February 26, 2024 12 noon - 1 pm CST | Zoom | Register
Every school district’s mission statement includes preparing students for college, career and/or life, yet education as an industry has been heavily focused on a “college for all” mentality for too long. Recently, career and technology education (CTE), workforce preparation and a broader view of post-secondary training are gaining prominence in districts and communities at large. Join us as we discuss this new trend as well as how you can stay true to your mission and prepare students for the new economy.
About our presenters Bob Manning, Career Pathways Coordinator for Stillwater Area High School, has 30 years of experience as an educator. Bob taught geography for over 25 years and now connects students to real world experiences with local businesses and helps educators design programs that meet the needs of the new economy.
Rachel Steil, Career Pathways Coordinator and teacher for Stillwater Area High School, has real life experience in the journalism and communication industries as well as her experience as a teacher. Rachel teaches Language Arts and Journalism in Stillwater and serves as the Communication Chair for the St. Croix Education Association.
Denise Pontrelli, retired superintendent and CEO of PartnerED Consultants, has had nearly 40 years of working in education to support students, staff and communities. As founder of PartnerED Consultants, Denise's primary goal through her consulting work is to continue supporting and holding up leaders at all levels in order to reduce stress and anxiety of school administrators.