Meet the DPS CareerConnect Team

The DPS CareerConnect team is housed under the Office of College and Career Readiness.

  • Executive Director

    Lauren Trent

    Lauren Trent is the Executive Director of the DPS CareerConnect team, which provides innovative school- and work-based learning opportunities...
  • CareerResidency Student Support Specialist

    Yarkenda C. Payne

    Yarkenda Payne finds great joy in claiming her southern roots in Adel, Georgia. Yarkenda is an alumna of Georgia Southern University. She holds...
  • School-Based Learning Coordinator

    Kate Wagner

    Kate joined the CareerConnect School-Based Learning Team after working as a DPS teacher and assistant principal. She is passionate about providing...
  • CareerLaunch Program Coordinator

    Andrew Rewold

    Andrew is one of two CareerLaunch Internship Program Coordinators, where he matches DPS students with local businesses to provide authentic...
  • Partnership & Community Development Manager

    Aaron Deterding

    Aaron is the Partnership and Community Development Manager for DPS CareerConnect where he works with local business, non-profits, higher education,...
  • Director of Instruction CTE District Director

    Stacy Miller

    Stacy Miller is the Director of Instruction CTE District Director. She comes to DPS CareerConnect after serving as the Pathways Director at...
  • Work-Based Learning Manager

    Monica Schultz

    Monica Schultz is the Work-Based Learning Manager for DPS CareerConnect overseeing the CareerX Industry Exploration, CareerCoach Mentoring...
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