CCWG Charge, Appointees and Staff

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The Career Center Working Group shall develop a plan that defines how APS can open 700‐800+ additional seats to the Career Center facility by 2022, within funding already approved by the School Board, while also providing options for optimizing future development of public facilities with in the study area through a phased development plan.

Read the complete charge here.


These members were appointed by the APS School Board on November 14 and the Arlington County Board on November 28.

CCWG Stakeholder Groups

Key Representative

Chair: Kathleen McSweeney Email:
Advisory Committee on Transportation Choices (ACTC)
Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI) Michael Shea
Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Programs (FAC) Colleen Pickford
Arlington Community High School (School Testing Coordinator) Veronica Bartlett
Arlington Montessori Action Committee (AMAC) Kia Haynes
Arlington Tech Advisory Committee (ATAC) Nancy Birnbaum
Arlington Tech Parent Group  Susan Rochard
Budget Advisory Council (BAC) Cecilia Ciepela-Kaelin
Career Center Advisory Group Alisa Cowen
Career Center (Student) Justin Boatner (PEP)
Student Advisory Board Rafael Gould
Wakefield (Student) Nathan Dudani
Wakefield HS PTA member/parent of student attending programs at Career Center Bryant Monroe
Washington-Lee HS PTA member/parent of student attending programs at Career Center Polly Hall
Yorktown HS PTA member/parent of student attending programs at Career Center David R. French
At-Large Member 1 Megan Haydasz
At-Large Member 2 Lida Anestidou
Alcova Heights Civic Association Maura McMahon
Arlington Heights Civic Association Kristi Sawert
Black Heritage Museum of Arlington Virginia  Kim Phillip
Columbia Heights Civic Association Sarah McKinley
Columbia Pike Form Based Code Advisory Group (FBC AWG) Betty Siegel
Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) John Snyder
Douglas Park Civic Association Jason Kaufman
Environment and Energy Conservation Commission (E2C2) Christine Ng
Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) Fikru Abebe
Joint Facilities Advisory Commission (JFAC) Greg Greeley
Park and Recreation Commission (PRC) Cindy Krech
Penrose Civic Association Maria “Pete” Durgan
Pike Presidents’ Group (PPG) Lander Allin
Planning Commission (PC) Elizabeth Gearin
Public Facilities Review Committee (PFRC) Jim Lantelme
Transportation Commission (TC) Kristin Calkins

CCWG Staff

Sarah Johnson, APS, Project Planner and Point of Contact (

Michael DePalma, APS, Facilities and Operations Planner (

Matt Mattauszek, ACG, Principal Planner, Community Planning, Housing & Development (