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ABOUT US

The Business & Education Partnership is a collaborative school-to-work initiative promoting career awareness, exploration, and preparation for students from Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley school districts.

MISSION

To strengthen student preparation for citizenship and work by developing active and mutually beneficial alliances that unify educators, community members, and business partners in an environment that links learning to life.

VALUES

  • We believe in a set of values based on the virtues of hard work, diligence and integrity

  • We design opportunities for students to connect with businesses in a meaningful way, realizing the need to pursue post -secondary work

  • We design strategies to nurture the development of a positive work ethic among student learners

  • We build collaborative alliances that are responsive to the needs of our students and our workforce.


BOARD MEMBERS

Robert Gallagher - Gallagher, Millage, Gallagher, LLC
Kevin O'Hara - Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance
Daniel Marvin - Eastern Iowa Community College District
Larry Makoben - IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
Laurie Peters - Ruhl Commercial
Steve Sorenson - Strategy in Progress
Tammy Chelf - Business Education Partnership


Dr. James Spelhaug, Superintendent - Pleasant Valley Community School District
Mike Raso, Superintendent - Bettendorf Community School District


Joy Kelly, Principal - Bettendorf High School

Mike Zimmer, Principal - Pleasant Valley High School

WE NEED YOUR BUSINESS TO GET INVOLVED!


We are currently looking for interested business participants to join our team and assist with planning initiatives to promote career preparation activities for students from Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley.

We are very interested in hearing from you.

Contact Tammy Chelf at tchelf@bettendorf.k12.ia.us or by calling (563) 529-7925.