The El Dorado County Office of Education is pleased to offer courses for adults to meet their various educational needs. Founded in March, 2006 the program continues to expand and grow by addressing the needs in our county. The program offers classes from El Dorado Hills to Lake Tahoe. All of the courses currently offered by the El Dorado County Office of Education, Adult Education Program are free of charge and are funded by state apportionment. The courses are open to any person 18 years of age or older.
El Dorado County’s Board of Education recognized Charter Adult Education’s Caroline Earl for her phenomenal work educating El Dorado County jail inmates at their December Board meeting.
“Caroline is a very dynamic and resourceful teacher.” said Adult Education principal, Gary Sutherland, “She is successful in the classroom because of her desire and commitment to improve the quality of instruction she provides to the students she serves.”
Earl, who began working with the Adult Education program fifteen months ago, works with inmates of the El Dorado County Jail during the day and conducts the evening general adult education classes held at the El Dorado County Office of Education. She was applauded by David Publicover, executive director of Charter Alternative Programs, for her extensive background in both law enforcement and special education.
“Caroline is a wonderful and communicative teacher whose passion and dedication to helping students has not only given each student a sense of hope, but also helped the program flourish,” Publicover said to the board, also noting Earl’s contribution to a 30 percent growth in the number of adults served through the various adult education programs over the past two years.
Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, also spoke to the board about Earl's impact, “I have been inspired by Caroline, having been a witness to several of the Adult Education graduation ceremonies, the impact she has on student’s inspiration is exponentially more. Her work ripples throughout the community impacting not only the students themselves, but their families, friends, and much more.”
EDCOE’s Charter Adult Education Program provides educational opportunities at various sites throughout the county, including the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville jails, the Community Corrections Center and English as a Second Language programs.
Once enrolled in Charter’s Adult Education programs, students are able to pursue an education tailored to meet their unique needs.
Earl was motivated by the recognition to continue to give individualized support to each student she works within the Adult Education Program, “I am truly blessed to have such wonderful supervisors and mentors as Gary Sutherland and Dave Publicover. I hope to continue to live up to the confidence they both place in me. Thank you to the board and Mr. Manansala for providing such great leadership. It is a pleasure working for EDCOE.”
More information about Charter’s Adult Education programs can be found at aded.edcoe.org or (530) 295-2291.
(Left to right) Board President, Georgianne Knight; honoree Caroline Earl; Charter Alternative Programs Executive Director, David Publicover; and County Superintendent of Schools, Ed Manansala