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El Dorado County’s Board of Education recognized Charter Adult Education’s Caroline Earl

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

 

Charter Adult Education Honors First Female Inmate Graduate

Terrie Crampton, a former inmate at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, was released on Dec. 7, 2017, but celebrated a little early.Crampton spent six months pursuing her education while undergoing her rehabilitation within the Placerville County jail.  She was recently honored by becoming the first female inmate to receive her high school diploma through the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Adult Education program.

Crampton credits this significant achievement to the staff who offered support, including instructor Caroline Earl, but also to the accessibility of the program. “The main reason I worked so hard here is because a degree was obtainable,” explained Crampton, who dropped out of high school at age sixteen after getting married. “I’d looked into it before, but it seemed impossible with all the time constraints and requirements that other programs had.”

EDCOE Adult Education offers instructional programs that touch adults wherever they are in their education or life circumstances. Two other lady inmates are currently completing coursework to graduate, while several others are working toward certification in drug and alcohol counseling. There are currently 60 students enrolled in the adult education program at the Placerville Jail.  The wide range of options offered to at the jail includes a General Education Development (GED) certificate, short-term Career Technical Education Certification, and college-level classes through the use of online courses.

Now that Crampton has reached this milestone, she plans on applying for some of the hundreds of jobs listed through the Caljobs website, in addition to continuing her education through Los Rios Community College District.

In addition to serving both the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville jails, EDCOE’s Charter Adult Education Program provides educational opportunities at various sites throughout the county, including 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.  “We are very proud to offer a variety of adult education classes throughout the county that enrich the lives of our students,” said Principal Gary Sutherland.

More information about Charter’s Adult Education programs can be found at aded.edcoe.org or (530) 295-2291.


Left to right: Caroline Earl, Gary Sutherland, Terrie Crampton, Officer Wheeler, David Publicover