Academies of Shakopee Steering Committee

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    What is the Purpose of the Steering Committee?
    • To provide oversight and guidance for the community through all phases of the Ford NGL Roadmap
    • To develop, plan, implement, monitor progress on our Master Plan
    • To guide continuous improvement and further engagement of the community
    Who is Serving on the Academies of Shakopee Ford NGL Steering Committee?
          Name | Business or Organization | Position 
          Mike Redmond | Shakopee Public Schools | Superintendent
          Jack Canny | Shakopee East Jr. High School | Student 
          John Canny | RE/MAX Advantage Plus | Realtor
          Matt Gassen | HomeTown Bank | Vice President
          Chris Gulbrandson | Apple Autos | President
          Ryan Huffman | Apple Autos
          Aidan Johnson | Shakopee High School | Student 
          Dr. Tim Johnson | University of Minnesota | Professor      
          Wayde Johnson | Outland Builders | Owner
          Jenna Koehn | Shakopee West Jr. High School | Student 
          Sarah Koehn | Shakopee Public Schools | Exec. Asst. to the Superintendent
          Jason Masters | Apple Autos      
          Megan Menden | Menden Accounting & Tax Services | Accountant
          Shawn McCormick | Apple Autos      
          Ashley McCray | Shakopee Public Schools | Communications Supervisor
          Crystal McNally | Shakopee Public Schools | Communications Specialist
          Michael Morris | St. Francis Regional Medical Center | Director of Business Development
          Scott O'Brien | O'Brien's Public House and Trident Development, LLC | Owner
          Jeff Pawlicki | Shakopee Public Schools | High School Principal      
          Senator Eric Pratt | State of Minnesota | State Senator
          Jamie Riddle | Shutterfly | Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations
          Scott Swanson | Shakopee Public Schools | School Board Chairman     
          Nancy Thul | Shakopee Public Schools | Director of Teaching & Learning
          Barbara Weckman Brekke | Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C. | Attorney
          Angie Whitcomb | Shakopee Chamber of Commerce | President
          Paul Youngs | Edward Jones Investments | Financial Consultant 
    What are the Goals of the Steering Committee?
    • Champion the longevity of the Master Plan from development through implementation
    • Sustain a process of expanding the ownership of the Master Plan
    • Cultivate and maintain community engagement through the development of the Master Plan
    • Establish and oversee systems and structures to assure cohesion of all Master Plan work
    • Assess new opportunities to engage the community which will allow the community to go further

    What is a Master Plan?

    A Master Plan is similar to a strategic business plan which guides the development or growth of a successful career academy network in a community. Community leaders consisting of employers, educators, foundations, civic leadership, parents and students work together to develop a vision/mission statement, strategies for meeting the vision statement, action steps, measurable outcomes, timelines and yearly goals.

    Our Master Plan will be a document that will be unique to Shakopee, but will be guided by the three strands in the Ford NGL Framework: Transforming Teaching and Learning, Redesigning High Schools, and Sustaining Change Through Business & Civic Leadership. Our Master Plan will evolve over time and will be re-examined and updated on an annual basis.

    The work of writing the Master Plan for the Academies of Shakopee will begin in June 2016 and completed in the Fall of 2016.
    For more information, you can visit
    The Academies of Shakopee: My Place. My Path. My Future.