Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to Visit Nashville, to Discuss Role of Career Academies in Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Visit will include stops at Hillwood High School and Nashville Sate Community College

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Event Date 1: February 16, 2012 09:00 am - 09:30 am
Event Date 2: February 16, 2012 09:30 am - 10:00 am
Event Date 3: February 16, 2012 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Event Date 4: February 16, 2012 01:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Event Date 5: February 16, 2012 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Event Date 6: February 16, 2012 03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will visit Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss the importance of career academies and their connection to career and technical education. She will first tour Hillwood High School’s Academy of Health Science. Dann-Messier also will moderate a panel discussion on the importance of career academies in offering students academically rigorous curricula that data shows increases college attainment, reduces high school drop-out rates, and prepares students for successful careers. Lastly, she will host a roundtable with students and parents.

That afternoon, Dann-Messier will tour Nashville State Community College and host a panel discussion. She will highlight the community college initiatives outlined in the President’s 2013 budget, and the Administration’s efforts aimed at supporting state and community college partnerships with businesses in order to build the skills of the American workforce. Dann-Messier will wrap up her visit with a small roundtable with students and instructors on their experiences at NSCC.


Event 1
Who : Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Danielle Mezera, assistant commissioner for Career and Technical Education, Tennessee Department of Education
Jesse Register, director of schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Jay Steele, associate superintendent for high schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Steve Chauncey, executive principa
l Students, parents, school officials and community partners
What : Remarks and tour of Hillwood’s Academy of Health Science
When : Hillwood High School Events
9 – 9:30 a.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Where : Hillwood High School
400 Davidson Rd.
Nashville, Tenn.
Event 2
Who : Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Teacher, Academy coach, student, community partner, school administrator
What : A panel discussion with Academy of Health Science partners—a teacher, coach, student, community partner and school administrator—on the importance of career academies
When : Hillwood High School Events
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Where : Hillwood High School
400 Davidson Rd.
Nashville, Tenn.
Event 3
Who : Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
What : A roundtable to hear directly from students and parents about their experiences at Hillwood High School
When : Hillwood High School Events
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Where : Hillwood High School
400 Davidson Rd.
Nashville, Tenn.
Event 4
Who : Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Kim Estep, vice president for Academic Affairs, Nashville State Community College
What : Remarks at and tour of Nashville State Community College
When : Nashville State Community College Events
1:30 – 2 p.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Where : Nashville State Community College
Student Services Building
120 White Bridge Pk.
Nashville, Tenn.
Event 5
Who : Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Instructor, students, Workforce Initiative Board representative, and community partners
What : A panel discussion on the community college initiatives outlined in the President’s 2013 budget and support for public-private partnerships
When : Nashville State Community College Events
2 – 3 p.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Where : Student Services Building
120 White Bridge Pk.
Nashville, Tenn.
Event 6
Who : Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Students and instructors at Nashville State Community College
What : A roundtable to hear directly from students and instructors about their experiences at Nashville State Community College
When : Nashville State Community College Events
3 – 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Where : Nashville State Community College
Student Services Building
120 White Bridge Pk.
Nashville, Tenn.
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