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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.

FY23 Adult Education Advisory Council Members and Contact Information

NameTitleAppointed ByInstitution
Ms. Angela McCabeExecutive DirectorDESEBoston PIC
Ms. Rebeca BialeckiExecutive DirectorCommissionerMassHiRE Franklin/Hampshire WorkForce Board
Mr. Anthony BrittonStudent InternCommissionerCharlestown Adult Education
Mr. Ernest BestExecutive DirectorLegislationMassachusetts Alliance of Adult Learners
Mr. David CedroneAssociate CommissionerLegislationMassachusetts Department of Higher Education
Ms. Heidi LarsonDirectorLegislationSABES- Education Development Center
Ms. Kara O'Donnell-GavinExecutive Director CommissionerMassHIRE Cape and Islands Work Force Board
Ms. Leah GregoryProgram DirectorCommissionerEast Boston Harborside Community Schools
Ms. Lillianna AvendañoStudentCommissioner
Ms. Lori D'AllevaProgram DirectorCommissionerCharlestown Adult Education
Ms. Rachel Pleasants McDonnellAssociate DirectorDESEJobs For The Future
Ms. Stacy Randell-Shaheen*Director Adult EducationLegislation — ABE Directors' CouncilNorth Shore Community College

Mr. Cliff Chuang*Senior Associate Commissioner
Ms. Wyvonne Stevens-Carter*Adult Education State Director, Co-Chair
Mr. Toby Maguire*Assistant AE Director
Ms. Michelle PerryAdEd Advisory Council Liaison

*Bold Co-Chair*

FY22-FY23 Meeting Schedule

Friday, October 21st, 20221:00 PM – 3:00 PMZoom LinkContact
Friday, January 27th, 20231:00 PM – 3:00 PMZoom LinkContact
Friday, March 17th, 20231:00 PM – 3:00 PMZoom LinkContact
Friday, June 23rd, 20231:00 PM – 3:00 PMZoom LinkContact

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Contact Information

Wyvonne Stevens-Carter
Adult Education State Director
Phone: 781-338-3835

Last Updated: October 27, 2022

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