2016 CCAE State Award Winners

The Donald A. McCune Collaborative Award, Robert W. Rupert Award, Award of Merit, and Partner of Adult Education were presented at the Friday Awards Lunch on Friday, April 22, 2016. The Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Support Services, and Life Membership Awards were presented at the Saturday Awards Breakfast on Saturday, April 23, 2016.


Donald A. McCune Collaborative Award

Rhonda Harris Slota
Bay Section

Rhonda Harris Slota has provided collaboration and leadership for many award-winning programs including two Golden Bells, several Promising Practices, Programs of Excellence, and a National Workplace Literacy award from US Dept of Education. She is a former CAAEA and Adult Education Consortium Board member, and a former ACSA Region 4 Adult Education Council representative.  Read more...


Robert W. Rupert Award

Kay Hartley
Bay Section

Kay works expertly and tirelessly for adult education students at the local, state and national level. Her level of commitment, dedication to student learning and Adult Education as an entire system are unparalleled. At the local level, Kay has worked closely with the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Solano County for over 15 years on numerous innovative projects. In collaboration with the WIB, while at both Vallejo Adult School and Fairfield-Suisun Adult school, she directed training services to pave the way to employment for a diverse group of job seekers, many with significant barriers to employment.  Read more...


Award of Merit

Lorrie Christie
Southern Section

Lorrie’s contributions to adult education include developing and piloting San Bernardino Adult’s first Computer for ESL course in 1992. This was achieved by asking the teachers for whom she had worked as an aide to bring their advanced students down for two hours each week so that she could teach them basic computer skills and allow them to research their countries and write reports to share their cultures with other classes.  Read more...


Partner in Adult Education

Patricia Lawson-North
Northern Section

Vision Literacy has a 15 year history of collaborating with adult education entities: libraries, agencies, adult schools, school districts, and community colleges in projects to provide outreach and services to difficult to serve second language learners. Currently, Vision Literacy is working with the Gavilan Region Academic and Career Education Services (ACES) to design a collaborative service delivery system with Gilroy Unified School District, Gilroy Adult School, Gilroy Library, Morgan Hill Adult School, Gavilan College, and San Benito Adult School. Vision Literacy will serve as the intake and assessment doorway with referrals of adult learners to the best educational placement.The project is calling this "no wrong door".  Read more...


Life Membership


Excellence in Teaching


Excellence in Support Services