Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)

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.

FY2020-2021 Council Members

NameTitleAppointed ByInstitutionAddressCity/TownZipEmail
Ms. Kate AndersonCoordinator of IT & AssessmentESESABES670 West Boylston Street, Ahlfors BuildingWorcester01605
Mr. Ernest BestExecutive DirectorLegislationMassachusetts Alliance of Adult Learners117 Mt. Pleasant AveBoston02119
Mr. David CedroneAssociate CommissionerLegislationMassachusetts Department of Higher EducationOne Ashburton Place Room Boston02108
Ms. Barbara Krol-SinclairDirectorESEIntergeneration Literacy Program-Chelsea, ELC500 Broadway Chelsea02150
Ms. Rachel Pleasants McDonnellAssociate DirectorESEJobs For The Future88 Broad St., 8th FloorBoston02108
Ms. Stacy Randell-Shaheen*Director Adult EducationLegislation — ABE Directors' CouncilNorth Shore Community CollegeOne Ferncroft RoadDanvers01923
Ms. Mary SarrisExecutive DirectorLegislationNorth Shore Workforce Investment Board70 Washington St, Suite 214Salem01970
Ms. Rachael GwaltneyDirectorLegislationMassachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE)44 Farnsworth Street, Boston02210
Ms. Ana Liria Tizol CantorStudentESEIntergeneration Literacy Program-Chelsea, ELC500 Broadway Chelsea02150 
Cliff Chuang*Senior Associate Commissioner
Wyvonne Stevens-Carter*Adult Education State Director, Co-Chair
Toby Maguire*Assistant AE Director

*Bold Co-Chair*

FY19-FY20 Meeting Schedule

Friday, November 8, 20191:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 302 
Friday, January 31, 20201:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 301 
Friday, March 20, 20201:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 301 
Friday, June 19, 20201:00 PM – 3:00 PMRoom 301 

Related Resources

Contact Information

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

Last Updated: June 24, 2020

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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