NSFY Stakeholder Summit

New Skills for Youth Stakeholder Summit
November 9, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Moore Norman Technology Center – Penn Campus


To ensure all students have the opportunity and support to successfully secure a postsecondary degree or industry certification that reflects each individual’s passions and skills.


The New Skills for Youth Oklahoma initiative provides the opportunity to showcase examples of best practices across our state, business and education partnerships for internships and externships and ways to redefine the high school experience.


Oklahoma has made significant progress in the ten months since the state was awarded the JPMorgan Chase New Skills for Youth grant:

  • Individual Career Academic Plan pilot in 30 districts and 59 sites
  • Support for business-education partnerships from New Skills for Youth Program Manager and Career Pathway Strategy Lead
  • Oklahoma EDGE branding, platform, and website
  • Career Advising professional development for counselors
  • Share Your Story web page for innovative career pathway ideas


The success of the initiative depends on new and existing partnerships among educators, business, community, legislators, career technology centers and colleges. This collaboration will strengthen the development of career pathways aligned to labor market information needs and individual student passions and skills.

NSFY Agenda

Breakout Sesssions

How to engage external partners to strengthen career pathways for all students
Presentation - John Marshall High School
Dr. Aspasia Carlson,Principal, John Marshall High School
Presentation - Millwood High School
Petra Woodard, Principal, Millwood High School
Building Buy - In: Relationships Matter
Dr. Don Raleigh, Superintendent, Pryor Public Schools
David Day, High School Counselor, Pryor Public Schools
Scott Fry, Director of Workforce Development, Mid-America Industrial Park
Partnerships for Workforce Development Through Student Mentorships
Kathy Dunn, Assistant Superintendent, Mid-Del Public Schools
Representative Roger Ford, Del City businessman and state legislator
Stan Greil, Vice President for Workforce Development, Rose State College
Carol Goodwin, Executive Director, Del City Chamber of Commerce
Chris Neisant, Campus Pastor, Destiny Christian Church
Roadmaps to Careers
Dr. Debbie Blanke, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Dr. Marcie Mack, State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Creating Meaningful Career Pathways for American Indian Students (panel)
Greg Anderson, Secretary of Education and Training, Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Sarah Price, STEP Project Coordinator, Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Jim Parrish, Executive Director of Education, Choctaw Nation
Jackie White, Senior Executive Director of Federal Programs, Union Public Schools
Joshua Bullock, College Advisor, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Building Bridges: Successful Secondary to Postsecondary Transitions
Levi Patrick, Director of Secondary Mathematics and Computer Science, OSDE
Dr. Don Raleigh, Superintendent, Pryor Public Schools
Benefits of Business and Education Partnerships (panel)
Presentation - Senior Internships
Presentation - Teacher Externships
Dr. Kaylin Coody, Superintendent, Hilldale Public Schools
Sarah McDowell, Butner Public Schools Science/Math Teacher and Terracon Externship Participant
Becki Foster, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Video
Ben Robinson, Brigadier General (USAF Retired) and President/Owner of Sentry One LLC
Redefining the High School Experience
Dr. Kathy Dodd, Associate Superintendent, Union Public Schools
Lisa Witcher, Executive Director of Secondary Education, Union Public Schools
How do we create Business and Education Partnerships? (panel)
Ada Aviation Program - Ada Public Schools
Angela Appleman, STEM Coordinator/Science Department Chair, Ada Public Schools
Jeannie Bowden, Business and Industry Specialist, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation
Melonie Hau, Superintendent, Duncan Public Schools
Accountability: Focus on College and Career Readiness
Dr. Jeanene Barnett, Deputy Superintendent of Assessment and Accountability, OSDE
Monica Daniels, Assistant Executive Director of Accountability, OSDE
Senior Year = Checkpoint ≠ Endpoint
Mustang Senior Conference
Presentation - Senior Internships
Teresa Wilkerson, Principal, Mustang High School
Dr. Kaylin Coody, Superintendent, Hilldale Public Schools
Creative Partnerships Beyond the Bell
Sonia Johnson, Executive Director, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, OSDE
Individual Career Academic Plans: Pilot District Share – Out (panel)
Dr. Amy Hudson, Executive Director of Student Services, Jenks Public Schools
Donna Morris, English Language Arts and Social Studies Coordinator and Career Technology Programs, Yukon Public Schools
Geri Gilstrap, Superintendent, Stilwell Public Schools
STEM Career Endorsement Pathways
Levi Patrick, Director of Secondary Mathematics and Computer Science, OSDE
Dr. Debra Stuart, Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Becki Foster, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Jennifer Monies, Executive Director, Oklahoma Education Achieves, State Chamber
Partnership Between Rural Schools and Post – Secondary Education
Dr. Tim Faltyn, President, Panhandle State University
Call to action Regional Breakouts
Dr. Marcie Mack, State Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Marissa Lightsey, Program Manager, New Skills for Youth, OSDE
Erin Risley-Baird, Executive Director, Oklahoma Office of Workforce and Economic Development
Chelsea Hunt, Career Pathway Strategy Lead, New Skills for Youth, OSDE
Dr. Cindy Koss, Deputy Superintendent of Academic Affairs and Planning, OSDE


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Last updated on January 11, 2018