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Perkins Meeting Dates

2012 - 2013

Dates will be posted in September 2012

Perkins Meetings 2011/2012
CTE Teachers / SSP & SLC Leaders
  Sabrina Arney Teacher
  Dave Barclift (562) 423-1471 ex: 2150 office/2153 stage Stage Technician
  Tabatha Baskin (562) 423-1471 ex: 2229/2214 CTE Teacher: Health and Career Exploration, Applied Medical Occupations and Te
  Melissa Brookman (562) 423-1471 ex: 2336 Staff
  Mr. Desmond Automotive Instructor
  Joyce Geib (562) 423-1471 ex: 2229 CTE Teacher
  William Gibson Teacher
  Matthew Hedley (562) 423-1471 ex: 2846 Teacher-Digital Art and Imagery 1/2, 3/4, and 5/6
  Jodi Irish (562) 423-1471 ex: 2283/2282 Digital Art Teacher
  Thomas Kelsey Teacher
  Christina Townsend (562) 423-1471 ex: 2413 CTE Teacher, Department Head
  Mike Zeke Teacher

Perkins 2011-2012

Linked Learning

JMAC Students Work Based Learning Project

On October 12, 2011 JMAC students arrived at Jordan before 7:00 a.m., packed their equipment, adjusted their ties and boarded a bus to the Grand Event Center to work as photographers, boom operators, and video crew for the Linked Learning Alliance Fall Convening. JMAC brought 5 crews that visited three local sites: Long Beach City College, CSU, Long Beach, and the LBUSD District Office. The crews also filmed the convening at the Grand Event Center and the panels of distinguished guests including Mayor Bob Foster, Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser, Tom Adams, California Department of Education, to name a few. This Work Based Learning experience gave JMAC students  a chance to demonstrate their technical knowledge and communication skills amongst other students and adults in a professional work setting. GO JMAC!


Career Technical Education

Industry Sectors

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Building Trades and Construction

Education, Child Development, and Family Services

Energy and Utilities

Engineering and Design

Fashion and Interior Design

Finance and Business

Health, Science and Medical Technology

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Information Technology

Manufacturing and Product Development

Marketing, Sales, and Service

Public Services



Small Learning Communities and Specialized Programs

ACE Academy Architecture, Construction, and Engineering

AIMS Academy Aspirations in Medical Science

BESTT Business Education, Sports, Travel & Tourism

JMAC Jordan Media and Communication

JTECH Jordan Technology Studies

Perkins Committee Members 2012/2013

Committee Title


Person Assigned





Melissa Brookman

 Ext. 2336




Shawn Ashley/

Jay Camerino

Ext. 2102/2104


Academic Teacher


Whitney Gomes

Ext. 2267



Tech Ed Teacher

Jodi Irish

Ext. 2405



Tech Ed Teacher

Fred Eden

Ext. 2409



Tech Ed Teacher

William Gibson

Ext. 2165



Tech Ed Teacher

Christiaan Desmond

Ext. 2415



Tech Ed Teacher

Craig Lofstrom

(714) 235-9221




Committee Title

Person Assigned




Tech Ed Teacher





WBL Teacher

Craig Lofstrom

(714) 235-9221



WBL Teacher





WBL Teacher




Special Ed Teacher


Steve Barrett

Ext. 2730


English Language Dev. Teacher (required)

Carlos Cooper

Ext. 2266


Business/Industry Representative (required)

Matt Simon

(562) 279-0055


Business/Industry Representative (required)

David Nott

(626) 497-3750


Business/Industry Representative (required)

Vernon Sutherland

(310) 628-2523


Student Representative


Edwin Chinchilla

Jose Barajas

(562) 507-6549

(562) 286-4972



Parent Representative


Angelica Barajas

(562) 423-0879



Academic/Econ Disadv.

Rep (required)

Arlene Perez

Ext. 2109


Gender Equity Rep


Melissa Brookman

Ext. 2336


Career Center Supervisor


Marquesa Lawrence

Ext. 2255/2425


Perkins Duties And Responsibilities

As committed in the LBUSD Carl Perkins Plan, the duties and responsibilities of the site Carl Perkins Committee are to:

  1. Members must be in attendance a site scheduled Perkins meetings.
  2. Possess knowledge and understanding of the purpose and requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.
  3. Meet on a consistent basis (6-8 times per year) to plan, discuss, and implement Perkins programming on campus.
  4. Develop, and implement a school site plan to administer quality Perkins programming for students as a means to adequately prepare them for designated career paths, including:
    1. Offering students relevant career technical education coursework, program(s) of study (sequence of courses), and/or enrichment activities,
    2. Providing professional development opportunities for career education teachers,
    3. Developing partnerships with key business and community representatives, within related growth industries and career paths, and;
  5. Develop a site Perkins budget that supports the site plan. 
  6. Be accountable to meet state-required student performance indicators, including collecting and submitting documentation on student progress and outcomes associated with program implementation activities.
  7. Be accountable to make program enhancements and/or improvements for the purpose of meeting state performance requirements for students.
  8. Disseminate information throughout the school site regarding Carl Perkins funding opportunities and proposal requirements.
  9. Accept, review, and site-approve proposals submitted by teachers requesting funding support of their Perkins-eligible programs and activities.
  10. Sign off on school-site accepted proposals and submit such proposals to the Career/Technical Education Office (c/o Christopher Clifton) for final approval.
  11. Prepare and submit appropriate forms/paperwork, and other required backup documentation related to budget and expenditure requests for site-approved proposals to the Career/Technical Education Office (c/o Christopher Clifton) for review/disposition. (See Buy Out & Expenditure Request Processing Procedures for more information.
  12. Maintain appropriate composition of membership to the site Perkins Committee. (See Site Membership Form).
  13. Submit annual site Perkins Committee documentation and paperwork by deadline to the Career/Technical Education Office (c/o Christopher Clifton) for review and disposition, including, but not limited to:
    • Site Plan, with budget and course sequences
    • Site Meeting schedule
    • Site Membership composition and Tech Ed contact information
    • Meeting minutes
    • Program/Course student progress reports, including Course Completer Surveys



Career Pathways

Each one of the 15 industry sectors has two or more career pathways. A career pathway must include a sequence of academic and technical courses that challenge students in their academics and develop technical skills in a curricular area. Jordan has three small learning communities and two specialized programs that have CTE standards embedded in their curriculum.