• The Washington Elementary School District Business Advisory Team was formed in September 2011 to develop, enhance and maintain mutually supportive, strategic relationships between Washington Elementary School District and its surrounding business community.

    The Business Advisory Team meets quarterly to share ideas and opportunities that are of mutual benefit to the business community and students. Business Advisory Team (BAT) membership has grown to 1,000+ individuals representing more than 400 companies, community groups and faith-based organizations. These groups are committed to ensuring that, through quality education, today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s employees, consumers and civic leaders.
    We invite speakers to this meeting who can share the significance of quality education and how that impacts our community. We have been honored to have had such phenomenal speakers:
    • Susan Carlson (ABEC)
    • Gary Trujillo (Southwest Harvard Group)
    • Mayor Stanton
    • Kimber Lanning (Local First AZ) / Elva Coor (The O’Connor House)
    • Council members Gates/Valenzuela/Williams (they attend every meeting and are very supportive)
    • Lattie Coor
    • Teri Radosevich (Avnet) / Steven Zylstra (AZ Tech Council)
    • Paul Koehler (WestED)
    • Eric Crown (Insight)
    • Jason Schechterle (Beyond the Flames)
    • Todd Sanders (President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce)
    • Charles Keller (Colten Cowell Foundation) 
    • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
    • WESD Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton 
    • Celebration of light rail completion  


    Business Advisory Team Meeting - January 27, 2016
    Business Advisory Team Meeting - October 21, 2015

    Business Advisory Team Meeting - April 22, 2015

    Business Advisory Team Meeting - January 28, 2015

     
     
     

    Business Advisory Team Meeting - October 29, 2014

     

    Business Advisory Team Meeting - April 23, 2014

     
     
     
     

    Business Advisory Team Meeting - January 29, 2014

    January 29, 2014 Meeting Notes

    BAT Membership as of January 29, 2014


    Business Advisory Team Meeting - October 16, 2013

     
     
     
     
     

    Business Advisory Team Meeting - April 24, 2013

    April 24, 2013 Meeting Notes

    BAT Membership as of April 24, 2013