Leadership Team

Claudia ManessNCPN Director, oversees NCPN operations, including publications, professional development, and outreach. Claudia has been with the CORD organizations for 22 years, most recently serving as vice president of mathematics instruction and professional development. A former math teacher, Claudia has been involved in curriculum development and implementation support as well as the delivery of professional development to more than 4500 teachers across the US.

Contact: cdmaness@cord.org or 254-741-8371

Debra MillsNCPN Director Emeritus, supports NCPN’s leadership activities. Mills has expertise in curriculum development, staff development, facilitation of linkages between secondary and postsecondary institutions and partnership building with business, industry and labor. She has developed standards-based curriculum frameworks in manufacturing, construction, and transportation career clusters at a state level; assisted community colleges with strategic professional development plans; developed state and local-level partnership structures to support career pathways; and given numerous keynote speeches for state education conferences. She has written or contributed to several books including Tech Prep: The Next Generation Planning Guide, Career Pathways: Education with a Purpose, and Adult Career Pathways: Providing a Second Chance in Public Education. She is the developer of the NCPN Career Pathways Leadership Certification. Contact: themillsnetwork@gmail.com

Sheila Wilson coordinates all aspects of NCPN conference logistics. She also serves as Conference Manager for the HI-TEC Conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Centers. Prior to joining CORD, Sheila was the conference coordinator for Engineering Technology Institute, an organization that hosted advanced technology short courses across the United States.

Contact: swilson@cord.org or 254-741-8329

Linda Locke serves as Registrar and Exhibit Coordinator for the NCPN Conference, in addition to supporting new members. Contact Linda to update your membership contact information, learn more about exhibiting at the conference, or ask questions about conference registration.

Contact: llocke@cord.org or 254-741-8334