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Your Career & Academic Connections Team

MISSION STATEMENT: We provide leadership, technical assistance, professional development and products for career development to educators across Oklahoma.

Staff Photo of Cari LouschCari Lousch
Career & Academic Connections Manager

• Assist in the advancement of career awareness, educational attainment and education/business partnership.
• Disseminate monthly student services email update.
• Manage the Career and Academic Connections Division, ensuring support for career and academic development for Oklahomans K-Adult.
• Provide professional development, technical assistance and career development
   strategies student services staff.

Staff Photo of Shawna NordShawna Nord
Academic Coordinator

• Advise instructors and staff on increasing rigor in CTE programs/courses.
• Advise technology center and high school counselors on academic credits, planning and transcript issues.
• Create and distribute Career Advisor monthly e-newsletter.
• Provide statewide professional development and technical assistance to technology centers and high schools.

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Cynthia Vick
Career & Academic Connections Administrative Assistant

• Assist team members in the implementation of all projects and goals.
• Coordinate efficient office management.
• Provide communication and event logistics.
• Provide registration and support for all events.

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Nathan Brubaker
Leadership & Professional Development

• Coordinate Galaxy for Oklahoma.
• Promote and Strengthen OKCareerGuide System.
• Trainer for Galaxy, OkCareerGuide and Connect 2 business.

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Sharon Baker, M.Ed.
Disabilities Services Specialist

• Assist K-12, technology and skills centers personnel to meet local guidelines and state and federal legislation.
• Coordinate and assist in developing/adapting products targeted toward services to members of special populations.
• Provide professional development and technical assistance to ensure  partnerships and programs are appropriate and accessible to individuals in special population.

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AJ Crowell, M.Ed.
Career Development Specialist

• Connect 2 Business Coordinator
• OK Career Guide Coordinator
• Advise K-12 and tech center counselors on career development and data literacy. 
• Provide career and workforce development technical assistance and professional  development.
• Serve as liaison for entities involved in career and workforce development.
• Provide college and career readiness technical assistance and professional development.

Staff Photo of LaToya MillerLaToya Miller, M.Ed.
Career Development Specialist

• Coordinate OK Career Guide for Oklahoma
• Promote and strengthen Galaxy for Oklahoma
• Promote and strengthen Connect 2 Business 
• Trainer for OK Career Guide, Galaxy and Connect 2 Business
• Collaborate with PK-12 counselors/admin and tech center counselor on career  developed and data literacy
• Provide college and career readiness technical assistance and professional development and community resources.

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Twila Green, M.Ed.
High Schools & Tech Centers That Work Coordinator

• Coordinate and support school improvement and innovation.
• Assure students develop the academic knowledge & skills required by students’ career choices.
• Assist with locating resource/materials.


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