ITEC Welcomes New Board Members, Teri Bernero and Bryan Beverly
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2015 Contact: Kirk Riley
ITEC Executive Director
LANSING, MI – The Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC), a Lansing-based nonprofit organization, is pleased to welcome Teri Bernero and Bryan Beverly to its Board of Directors.
Bernero is a seasoned administrator with more than 26 years of experience in the Lansing School District. She is currently the director of Pathway Promise and HOPE/Promise Scholar Programs for the District. As part of the board, Bernero will serve as a liaison with the District and will support ITEC’s fundraising efforts. She has a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Michigan State University (MSU) and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Adrian College.
“Educating our local students has always been my passion; that’s why I’m so excited to be working with ITEC. They invest in our kids by developing academic and leadership skills, increasing educational performance and fostering confidence in their ability to compete professionally,” said Bernero.
Beverly is a native of Lansing, having invested more than 15 years of his career in K-12 and higher education. He is currently a member of the Lansing School Board and a Ph.D. candidate in educational policy at MSU. Beverly has a strong interest in helping ITEC better reach underserved populations while also gaining access to academic research that will support the organization’s goals. He has a Master of Arts in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Administration from MSU and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Cultural Anthropology.
“I take great pride in the quality of education I received and am passionate about providing similar treasured experiences to students in today's urban schools,” said Beverly. “I believe all students, no matter their socio-economic background, should have the opportunity to learn STEM skills that are necessary to succeed in the 21st century workforce, that’s why I stand behind ITEC’s mission.”
“Our board is critical to the organization’s success. Teri and Bryan are locally invested in children’s education. With their combined years of experience, knowledge and love for learning, I’m confident they’ll help us continue to empower STEM education in the Lansing area,” said Kirk Riley, ITEC’s executive director.
Mixing science and fun, ITEC (www.iteclansing.org) builds tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. ITEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in the Capital Region to get children excited to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ITEC’s mission is to enable Lansing area residents to acquire technological skills that will allow them to participate in a fast-paced global economy. For more information, visit iteclansing.org.