Central Section

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Alejandra Gomez

Alejandra Gomez is in the HSE program studying for the HiSET exam. She is a 1st year student and a mother of 4 children--ranging from adult to young. After she gets her diploma, she plans to pursue a career in Social Work. 


STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Sergio Coronel

Sergio Coronel was involved with a notorious street gang and was twice incarcerated as a teenager. Growing up, he had been told by his teachers that he would never be able to graduate from high school. He was behind in credits and struggling in the English language.  He witnessed a horrific incident at age 18 and decided to return to school. When he arrived at Sanger Adult School everything changed. Even though he was afraid and embarrassed, the instructors gave him hope. They encouraged him to read and pursue education.

He graduated from Sanger Adult School and Reedley College. He is now attending CSU Fresno and is double majoring in Criminal Justice and History. He hopes to work in the criminal justice system where he can mentor other young men and women who are struggling. He also wants to be a published researcher.


Central Section Board 2016–2017

John Werner
President
Executive Director
Sequoias Adult Education
sequoiasadulteddirector@gmail.com

Dr. Jose "JoJo" Reyes
President-Elect
Director of Adult Education and Independent Study
Central Unified School District
Central Learning Adult/Alternative School (CLASS)
josereyes@centralusd.k12.ca.us

 

Karyn Ruiz 
Secretary
Adult Education Instructor and WASC Coordinator
Visalia Adult School
kruiz@visalia.k12.ca.us


Lori McClintick
Legislative Chair
Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction
Visalia Adult School
lmcclintick@visalia.k12.ca.us


Ed Schmalzel
Membership
Learning Director, CTE
Clovis Adult School
edschmalzel@cusd.com


Becky Castro
Treasurer
Office Manager
Fresno Adult School
becky.castro@fresnounified.org


Celeste Travis
Member-Elect
Adult Education Instructor
Owens Valley Career Development Center
ctravis@ovcdc.com