Business in Education Partnership Advisory Committee

Business in Education Partnership (BIE)


The Business In Education Partnership Council is the bridge connecting FCCPS and the area business and nonprofit community. BIE seeks to inspire civic involvement by building partnerships and engaging in activities that benefit the community. BIE Partners are committed to helping students become competent, creative and constructive citizens. BIE partners share their knowledge and talents with students and schools in the following ways:

  • Providing real-world learning experiences
  • Preparing students for the workforce through internships, mentorships and career education
  • Supporting teachers
  • Donating professional services to augment school experiences
  • Serving as school volunteers
  • Offering volunteer opportunities for students
  • Assisting school staff in the review of instructional programs to ensure relevant instruction
  • Assisting and advising in the development and approval of the Annual Career and Technical Education Plan (CTE)

Authority - School Board Policy 5.12 (I-1)

Appoint. Months: May & June
Term: July 1 - June 30 for 2 years - Alternating terms
Composition: At least 12 members area business leaders, CTE for Career and Technical Education, GMHS Guidance Department representative, GMHS Administrator, BIE Coordinator, a 10-12 grade student who participates in the career and technical education program.
Meetings: Four times per year on the third Thursday of September, November, January and March, during the school year, 8:00 a.m. Location rotates among schools and Central Office.

BIE Website

Apply for Membership

Four Meetings in 2020-2021 year. All from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
September 19, 2020  Virtual Contact  Marybeth Connelly for meeting link. 
November 19, 2020 TBD  
January 21, 2021 TBD
March 18, 2021   TBD

Meeting Agendas

September 17, 2020
January 16, 2020
November 21, 2019
September 26, 2019
March 21, 2019
January 17, 2019
November 15, 2018
September 20, 2018
March 15, 2018
January 18, 2018

Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2020
November 21, 2019
September 26, 2019
March 21, 2019
January 17, 2019
November 15, 2018
September 20, 2018
May 17, 2018
March 15, 2018
January 18, 2018

Business & Community Members

Chair: Eliot Corwin, Advantage Trainers
Brian Creswick, Chartis Federal
Kitty Janney, The Kensington 
Erin Koster, Envision Experience 
Ashley Templer, Body Dynamics Inc. 
Sally D. Cole, Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce 
Debbie Hiscott, Falls Church Education Foundation 

School Representatives

Marie Baroody, Jessie Thackrey Preschool
Corinne Wright, Mount Daniel Elementary School
Tosin Adetoro, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School)
Rory Dippold, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
Peter Laub, George Mason High School
Steve Knight, K-12 Technology CTL
Julie Macrina, Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Marybeth Connelly, Community Outreach Director, Staff Liaison
Shannon Litton, School Board Liaison
Jack Villa, George Mason High School Student