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The California Council for Adult Education's Bay Section will be hosting their annual Winter Conference and Excellence Awards on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Berkeley Adult School from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The purpose of the conference is for Northern adult educators to come together and collaborate through targeted professional learning. The day will include:

  • Continental Breakfast   • Vendors/Exhibitors
  • Guest Speakers   • Excellence Awards
  • Adult Education Focused Workshops   • Lunch
  • Door Prizes/50-50 Raffle   • Great Networking Opportunities

General Session and Workshop–Regional Consortium Planning and Our Future: Teachers, classified staff and students need to know about AB86, but they also need to be part of the planning and have their voices heard. CCAE Bay Section wants you to engage in the regional consortium planning process.

Other workshops include Career and College Readiness/Transitions, the new GED 2014, Adult Student Leadership, Classified Employees, and Partnerships and Community-based Learning.

The conference will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. in the heated, newly refurbished assembly hall at Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave., in Berkeley, California. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Click here to register.

Early Bird Registration Rates before February 21, 2015
• $50 CCAE Member
• $60 Non CCAE Member
• $25 Presenters
• No charge—Adult Education Student

Click here to download the CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards flyer.


Exhibitor and Vendor Registration

Attention Exhibitors and Vendors!

The California Council for Adult Education Bay Section invites you to exhibit at the annual winter conference on Saturday, February 28, 2015. This conference will bring together adult educators, career professionals, and directors from throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

This is a great time for you to participate in our conference, as CCAE membership is growing in leaps and bounds, and the future of adult education is finally poised for expansion after these past years of reduction.

The conference will be held at Berkeley Adult School located at 1701 San Pablo Avenue, in Berkeley, California from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Set up for exhibitors begins at 7:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Cost
The cost of an exhibitor’s table is $200.00 for one table and one lunch and $300.00 for two tables and two lunches. If you are interested in participating in this event, please fill out the exhibitor form below or use the fillable PDF version of the Exhibitor Letter.

Payment Information
Make checks or purchase order payable to CCAE Bay Section by February 2, 2015. You can mail checks or purchase orders to:

Pam Garramone
Assistant Principal
Napa Valley Adult School
1600 Lincoln Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

Space is limited, so please apply early! Your continued support and assistance to CCAE is deeply appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Garramone at

See you at the conference!

Bay Section Report
October 2014

The Bay Section has a new Vice President of Membership, Dr. Usha Narayanan, Principal at Milpitas Adult Education. Bay Section has unanimously agreed to donate $5,000 for the State's advocacy campaign.

Alameda Chapter–There is still no chapter President for the Alameda Chapter at this time; however, the treasurer is actively recruiting a President for the Chapter.

Contra Costa Chapter–The Chapter is getting a head start on the Excellence Awards planned for February 12, 2015 and will sell t-shirts for fundraising.

Mid Peninsula Chapter–The Mid-Peninsula website: has been updated. CCAE membership has been promoted to recruit more members for Chapter Board positions, and found a volunteer that is interested in maintaining the website. The Chapter Board is looking for a Leg Chair.

North Coast Chapter–The 22nd annual North Coast Coast Wine Auction held on September 28, 2014 was a huge success. The Chapter would like to thank all of the CCAE members who sent earthquake relief donations. Membership list is currently being updated.

Membership–Chapter presidents are busy reviewing membership list for accuracy so they can be sent to Sharon Bonney. Some challenges include the ability to use district email to contact lapse CCAE members.

Members at Large–It was unanimously voted that Bob Harper would be the CCAE State Board Member at Large.

CCAE State Conference 2015-2016–Tim Doyle and Gladys Kiefer have been searching for venues in the Bay Section. Potential venues include:

San Jose Marriott
March 31–April 3, 2016, $139++

Santa Clara Marriott
March 31–April 3, 2016, $139++

San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
April 20-23, 2016, $152++
April 21-24, 2016, $136++
May 5-8, 2016, $140++

Hilton San Jose
April 27-30, 2016, $200




Conference registration

All registration will be done online! Participants must register online by completing the following form:

Payments may be made online by credit card or mailed in the form of a check or school purchase order. Registrations with mailed payments will not be considered complete until payment or PO is received.

Make checks or purchase order payable to CCAE Bay Section. You can mail checks or purchase orders to CCAE, Attention: Rob Lawrence, 600 F Street, Martinez, CA 94553.

If you have questions about the conference, email Gladys Kiefer at


All proposals will be done online! All presenters must register on-line by completing the following form:

Suggested Workshop Topics:
• AB86 College Consortium
• Adult Student Leadership
• Hands-On Training (Internships/Externships)
• Partnerships and Community-based Learning
• Classified Employees
• Transitions
• Online Learning
• College and Career Readiness
• High School Equivalency

Thank you for being willing to share your ideas and expertise at our Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards. Deadline to submit a proposal is: February 14, 2015.


Directions to Conference



Bay section board

Gladys Kiefer
Fremont Adult School and Continuing Education

Tim Doyle
San Mateo Adult School

Dr. Usha Narayanan
Vice President
Milpitas Adult Education/Corrections

Dr. Bob Harper
Past President
Campbell Adult and Community Education

Rob Lawrence
Martinez Adult Education
925.228.3276, Ext. 218

Kay Hartley
Fairfield-Suisun Adult School

Vittoria Abbate-Maghsoudi
Legislative Chair
Mt. Diablo Adult Education

Lynne Nicodemus
State Awards Chair
Pittsburg Adult Education Center

Debbie Norgaard
Member at Large
Liberty Adult Education
925.634.2565, Ext. 1073

Shawna Tronconi
Member at Large
Napa Valley Adult Education


Bay Section chapters

Alameda Chapter
Brad Frazier, President

Contra Costa Chapter
Karen Lingenfelter, President

Mid-Peninsula Chapter
Janine Sahm, President

North Coast Chapter
Pam Garramone, President


Contact CCAE

PO Box 978
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-0978

Phone: 888-542-2231
Fax: 866-941-5129

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