Bay Section

2019 Bay Section Winter Conference
and Excellence Awards

CCAE at 75: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

Saturday, March 2, 2019


Only 42 registration spaces available!

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Don’t miss out on this popular event!

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, Fremont, California. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Collaborate with your colleagues from northern California. Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from state- and national-level speakers. Four strandscomprised of more than 18 breakout sessionswill be offered, providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program!

Join more than 250 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education. Registration for the 2019 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards is now open!


Register for the Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards. Registration includes admittance to every single session, panel discussions, access to the exhibit hall, continental breakfast, and lunch. Register before or on February 25, 2019, to take advantage of the Early Registration rate of: 

  • $50 CCAE Member

  • $60 Non-CCAE Member

  • $30 Presenter

  • Adult Student—FREE!

  • Award Honoree—FREE! 

Registration Includes:

  • Continental Breakfast

  • Adult Education Focused Workshops

  • Lunch

  • Door Prizes/50-50 Opportunity Drawing

  • Great Networking Opportunities

  • Vendors/Exhibitors

  • Guest Speakers

  • Excellence Awards 

Call for Presenters

CCAE Bay Section invite you to submit a proposal for the Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, in Fremont, California from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The deadline to submit a presentation is February 20, 2019. 

Confirmed Presentations

  • 2019 HiSET: Updates, Testing and Test Prep Strategies and Tips

  • Bankwork$ Training and Career Navigation

  • CAEP TAP: Resources To Support Your California Adult Education Program

  • Can Immigrant Integration Keep Students in School? One School's Experiment.

  • Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Students

  • How Investment in Technology Can Accelerate Collective Impact in Adult Learning

  • Mindfulness for Wellness

  • Successfully Preparing and Supporting Learners in IET with BurlingtonEnglish

  • The National External Diploma Program in San Bernardino

  • The Will to be Well

Exhibitor Opportunities

The California Council for Adult Education Bay Section invites you to exhibit at the 2019 CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards. This conference will bring together adult educators, literacy professionals, and directors from across northern California.

This is a great opportunity for you to participate in a sizable conference, drawing statewide participation. This year’s conference will offer over 25 workshops, and we expect more than 250 registrants from around the Bay Area. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Fremont Adult and Continuing Education, 4700 Calaveras Avenue, in Fremont, California from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Secure your spot today before space sells out!


Confirmed Exhibitors


2019 Bay Section Excellence Awards Honorees


Yelena Zimon
Excellence in Teaching
Fremont Adult and Continuing Education

Sofia Bazarov
Excellence in Teaching
New Haven Adult School

Maria Elena Sandoval
Excellence in Support Services
New Haven Adult School

Gary Soon
Excellence in Support Services
Castro Valley Adult and Career Education


Dr. Ellie Fisher
Excellence in Teaching
Acalanes Adult School

 Gabriele McNally
Excellence in Support Services
Mt. Diablo Adult Education


Pat Brown
Excellence in Teaching
San Mateo Adult School

Stefanie Wright 
Excellence in Support Services
, San Mateo Adult School


Janet Thayer
Excellence in Teaching
Pacific Grove Adult School

2018–2019 Bay Section Board Members

Tim Doyle
Past President
San Mateo Adult School

Barbara Martinez
President Elect
Pacific Grove Adult Education

Tom Reid

Section and State Awards Chair
Berkeley Adult School

Rob Lawrence
Martinez Adult Education
925.335.5890, Ext. 3985

Eric Saavedra
San Mateo Adult School

Tracey Levy
Vice President
Fremont Adult & Continuing Education

Dr. Bob Harper

Member at Large
Campbell Adult and Community Education

Stefanie Wright
San Mateo Adult School


The Bay Section is composed of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Trinity counties.

Bay Section Chapters

Alameda Chapter
Vacant, President

Contra Costa Chapter
-Irma Toman, President

Mid-Peninsula Chapter
Vacant, President

North Coast Chapter
-Adam Springwater, President 

Steinbeck Chapter
-Barbara Martinez, President