Meet the Team

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Our Indiana Pathways Innovation Network Team

 

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Hans K. Meeder

Expert Presenter/Facilitator

Hans Meeder is the President and Founder of the National Center for College and Career Transitions. He is also a recognized expert in Career Technical Education (CTE) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. He has conducted original research on these topics, authored numerous reports, articles and books, served on advisory committees for state and national organizations, and provided keynote addresses and workshop presentations.

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Hans formed Meeder Consulting in 2005 and co-founded the National Center for College and Career Transitions, which has now officially merged together to bring a team of talented, results-oriented professionals to carry out our work. Prior to his work with Meeder Consulting and NC3T, Hans served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education. In this role, he led the Department of Education’s High School Initiative, and also guided policy development for implementation of the Perkins Act and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. Prior service includes roles with the U.S. House of Representatives, the 21st Century Workforce Commission, and the National Alliance of Business.

Meeder is the President of NC3T and is Executive Director of the 21st Century Leadership Institute. He earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland and also holds an MBA from the University of Maryland University College.


Cassandra Vincent

Indiana Pathways Innovation Network Coordinator

Cassandra supports NC3T’s team leaders with general project management and coordination. She also supports social media marketing efforts and assists with the Indiana Pathways Innovation Network (IN-PIN) program.

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Previously, she worked as Outreach & Engagement Specialist for IBSS Education leading social media marketing efforts that supported overall program and organizational objectives. Formerly a project assistant for Baltimore City Public Schools, Cassandra also provided administrative support to Executive Directors for Principal Support & Accountability in the Office of the Chief Academic Officer.

She is a proud graduate of Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management in Baltimore, MD. Cassandra is passionate about mentoring and empowering undergraduate students as well workers in under-served populations. Respectively, she currently serves as a career mentor for The Morgan State University Alumni Mentoring Program and The Associated Black Charities’ More in the Middle Initiative in Baltimore, MD.

Our Pennsylvania Pathways Innovation Network Team

 

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Hans K. Meeder

Expert Presenter & Facilitator

Hans Meeder is the President and Founder of the National Center for College and Career Transitions. He is also a recognized expert in Career Technical Education (CTE) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. He has conducted original research on these topics, authored numerous reports, articles and books, served on advisory committees for state and national organizations, and provided keynote addresses and workshop presentations.

Read more about Hans

Hans formed Meeder Consulting in 2005 and co-founded the National Center for College and Career Transitions, which has now officially merged together to bring a team of talented, results-oriented professionals to carry out our work. Prior to his work with Meeder Consulting and NC3T, Hans served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education. In this role, he led the Department of Education’s High School Initiative, and also guided policy development for implementation of the Perkins Act and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. Prior service includes roles with the U.S. House of Representatives, the 21st Century Workforce Commission, and the National Alliance of Business.

Meeder is the President of NC3T and is Executive Director of the 21st Century Leadership Institute. He earned his B.A. from the University of Maryland and also holds an MBA from the University of Maryland University College.


Kathy Schick

Pennsylvania Pathways Innovation Network Coordinator

Kathy contributes to several NC3T projects including the Pathways Innovation Network (PIN) and the Pennsylvania Best Practices. She has assisted clients with strategic planning, communications development, and college and career readiness initiatives including the systematic planning and implementation of career pathways. Kathy is a skilled facilitator and leads webinars and professional learning communities for NC3T and its clients. In addition to working with clients, Kathy contributes to the research and development of key NC3T documents and provides project management.

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An experienced presenter and educator, Kathy has worked in elementary through high school as a classroom teacher, English as a Second Language teacher, reading specialist, and instructional coach. Most recently, Kathy worked in a large career and technical high school where she developed an understanding of programs of study, articulation agreements, work-based learning, business engagement, and the unique professional development needs of CTE teachers.

Kathy holds a masters degree in education along with several specialty certifications. She resides in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Jane Heiple, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania Pathways Innovation Network Coach

Dr. Jane Heiple provides expert guidance as she works alongside multiple teams in Pennsylvania which are working toward the full implementation of a Pathways model. She leads many of our Pathways-related workshops and leadership forums.

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Dr. Jane Heiple has a multi-faceted career that spans research and evaluation, data management and educational improvement practices. She has extensive experience working with Pennsylvania higher education and K-12 public schools across multiple projects. She also has completed projects for economic development organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses.  Her most recent project involved providing research and data analysis to support the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania’s application to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the establishment of a community college for the underserved areas in rural northern Pennsylvania. She previously led the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Common Sense Initiative, a large-scale project focused on identifying shared service opportunities for multiple districts ultimately decreasing administrative costs and driving the money to services aimed at enhancing student achievement. During her tenure at the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Catalyst Connection she served as the liaison to over 42 higher education institutions and let multiple projects across those entities. Dr. Heiple has 11 years experience in public schools and worked in administrative positions at several career and technical schools in Pennsylvania. She holds her Pennsylvania Department of Education Administrative, Cooperative Education, and Instructor certifications.  Dr. Heiple recently completed a 2-year temporary assignment at The Pennsylvania State University as an assistant professor/instructor preparing individuals for Pennsylvania Department of Education Administrative Director certification.  She previously served an instructor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Heinz College of Public Policy.   Dr. Heiple is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Workforce Education and Development.

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