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Adult Education Advisory Council

The Adult Education (AE) Advisory Council advises the Commissioner of Education on matters pertinent to the development of AE in the Commonwealth. To accomplish that goal, the Council will:

  • assess statewide trends and needs;
  • seek public and professional input;
  • analyze information regarding Adult Basic Education;
  • advise and make recommendations regarding legislation, regulations and program guidelines; and,
  • provide other programmatic recommendations, as it deems necessary, to fulfill the goals established by the Board of Education.

FY2017-2018 Council Members

Mr. Ernest BestExecutive DirectorMassachusetts Alliance of Adult Learners
Designated by legislation
Ms. Maureen CarneySenior Workforce Development StrategistMassachusetts American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations
Designated by legislation
Ms. Christine CordioDirector Adult EducationClinton Adult Learning Center
Designated by legislation
Ms. Jamie CamachoDirectorMA Dept. of Corrections-Div. of Inmate Training & Education
Ms. Barbara EndelSenior DirectorJobs For The Future
Ms. Patricia MarshallDeputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs and Student SuccessMassachusetts Department of Higher Education
Designated by legislation
Ms. Mary SarrisExecutive DirectorNorth Shore Workforce Investment Board
Designated by legislation
Ms. Barbara Krol-SinclairDirectorIntergenerational Literacy Program - Chelsea, ELC
Ms. Michele SedorDirectorABE Professional Development center at Holyoke Community College (SABES)

*Name of council chairperson appears in bold type.

FY17-FY18 Meeting Schedule

December 1, 20171:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 401
March 29, 20181:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 302
June 22, 20181:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 201

Meeting Minutes

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December 1, 2017 Minutes
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March 29, 2018 Minutes
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June 22, 2018 Minutes

Related Resources

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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Contact Information

Jolanta Conway
MA AE State Director
Phone: 781-338-3853

Last Updated: October 26, 2018
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