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Florida Career Readiness

The long-term goal of the Florida Career Readiness Research Alliance is to use research and data to plan, support, and implement initiatives that will improve graduation rates, workplace learning experiences, and rigor in Career and Technical Education program coursework at the school, district, and state levels. The short-term objectives to meet this goal will be accomplished through a combination of training, coaching, and technical support activities that will be determined by alliance members in partnership with REL Southeast staff.

Members
  • Marsan Carr
    Executive Director
    Florida Association of Career and Technical Educators
  • Kimberly Kelling
    Content Director
    WFSU, Florida State University
  • Charlotte Rice
    Education Strategies Director
    United Way of the Big Bend
  • Stefany Deckard
    Adult Education Director
    Division of Career and Adult Education, Florida Department of Education
  • Marcus Lampkin
    Executive Director
    Boys Town North Florida
  • Gillian Gregory
    Assistant Superintendent
    Academic Services, Leon County Schools
  • Shelly Bell
    Director of Career and Technical Education
    Leon County Schools
  • Helen Lancashire
    School Counseling Consultant
    Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education
  • Curtis Jenkins
    School Counseling Consultant
    Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education
  • Wendy Metty
    Program Specialist
    Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florida Department of Education

Contact

Kevin SmithKevin Smith

Kevin Smith is currently the Alliance Manager of the Florida Career Readiness Research Alliance at the REL Southeast at Florida State University. He also is the Task Lead for training, coaching, and technical support activities for the REL Southeast. He is formerly the deputy and acting director of the Just Read, Florida! office at the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) where he provided extensive technical support to schools and districts across the state. Prior to joining the FDOE, Mr. Smith was a middle and high school literacy coach and teacher of English, journalism, technology, and reading intervention.