The College & Career Readiness Advisory Board

The Maryland Out of School Time Network has created a statewide CCR advisory board to promote the expansion of college and career readiness resources for students across the state. The board, which consists of stakeholders representing the state’s diverse demographic and regional differences, includes members drawn from state and local education agencies, the business community, and the non-profit sector. All of whom will play active roles in the decision-making process.

The advisory board adds an essential administrative component to the CCR initiative, allowing for the strategic coordination necessary to offer high-quality, accessible resources to students. Providing students with additional support as they make the critical transition from school to work will undoubtedly aid in the alleviation of poverty and the acquisition of 21st century skills among Maryland’s young people. We look forward to working with this exceptional body and will continue to provide updates on its achievements in the coming months.

Support with recruitment and facilitation of the advisory board is provided by our CCR technical assistance partner, FourPoint Education Partners.

Dr. Marquis Dwarte – Director of School Support at Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Natalie Dixon – Associate VP and Education Program Officer at United Way Central Md.

Nona Carroll – Chief Strategy Officer at the Md. Business Roundtable for Education

Dr. Mark S. Brown – Principal at Phoenix Academy

Kadain Wallace – IEP Coordinator at the Arrow Center for Education-Riverside

Jennifer Sproul – President of MCCEI

Dinorah Olmos – Executive Director at the Latino Education Advancement Fund

E. L. Mitzel, Jr. – Executive Director at the office of Leadership Development and School Improvement, MSDE

Dr. Brenda James – Director of CASA at Morgan State University