Bay Section

Aztec Software is the LUNCH SPONSOR of the 2018 CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference

Call for Presenters


CCAE Bay Section invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Berkeley Adult School in Berkeley, California from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There is room for a few more presenters. Please consider submitting a proposal today!

Conference and Award Ceremony Agenda

Please be advised this schedule is subject to change.

8:30 am–9:00 am, Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Vendors

9:00 am–9:50 am, Opening Session

  • CCAE Bay Section President’s Welcome
    • Eric Saavedra, Bay Section President
  • Speakers
    • Carolyn Zachry, State Director of Adult Education at California Department of Education
    • Karen Fullerton, Co-founder of Open Access

Karen Fullerton is a serial starter whose lived experience fuels her personal mission: an equitable society that creates shared value from diversity. She's had a single-digit employee number at several high-growth tech startups, embedded diversity pipelines and created apprenticeship programs for non-traditional STEM students, launched the first NSF-funded national math and science teacher leadership corps for minority-serving institutions, and at 9 years old was the first girl to join the all boys little league baseball team. Diversity is a competitive advantage; the least suspected can hit it out of the park. At OpenAccess, she's building economic programs with great social benefit through the combination of market-based initiatives, technology and cross-sector partnerships.

10:00 am–10:50 am, Session I–Workshops

11:00 am–11:50 am, Session II–Workshops

12:00 pm–1:20 pm, Mid-Day Session

Aztec Software is the LUNCH SPONSOR of the 2018 CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference

  • Lunch
  • Speakers
    • Adriana Sanchez-Aldana, CCAE Executive Director
    • Vittoria Abbate, CCAE State Legislative Chair
  • Bay Section Awards Ceremony
    • Excellence in Teaching
      • Elizabeth (Beth) Detwiler, Pacific Grove Adult Education
      • Barbara Kraus, Oakland Adult & Career Education
      • Kerry LeCussan, Silicon Valley Adult Education, Metro Ed
      • Mich Levy, Alameda Adult Education
      • Nieves Ochoa, Napa Valley Adult School
      • Kerry Principato, Castro Valley Adult and Career Education
      • George Provol, Pittsburg Adult Education Center
    • Excellence in Support Services
      • Cheryl Barrett, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
      • Silvia Curiel, Berkeley Adult School
      • Merlinda Hill, Silicon Valley Adult Education, Metro Ed
      • Mildred Scherr, Berkeley Adult School
      • Stacey Woods, Castro Valley Adult School and Career Education
    • Friend of Adult Education
      • Castro Valley Adult & Career Education: Grinda Miller, Kaiser Permanente
      • Fremont Adult and Continuing Education: Michael Sullivan and James Sullivan
      • Martinez Adult Education: Nicole Gomes, Diablo Valley College
      • Mt. Diablo Adult Education: John Scott
      • New Haven Adult School: Lance Nishihira
      • Pittsburg Adult Education: Sherene Sasser
      • West Contra Costa Adult Education: Christina Tworek
  • Visit Vendors
  • 50/50 Opportunity Drawing

1:30 pm–2:20 pm, Session III–Workshops

2:30 pm–2:45 pm, Submit Conference Evaluations

Call for Exhibitors


With over 250 attendees, the 2018 Bay Section Winter Conference and Excellence Awards is the premier conference for adult educators in northern California. The conference provides high-quality opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and share with industry decision-makers. We hope you’ll join us as an exhibitor on March 3, 2018, at Berkeley Adult School. Exhibitor Registration is now open!


  • $200 Single Table (includes continental breakfast, recognition in conference guide, one lunch ticket) 
  • $300 Two Tables (includes continental breakfast, recognition in conference guide, two lunch tickets)

Confirmed Exhibitors

Aztec Software is the LUNCH SPONSOR of the 2018 CCAE Bay Section Winter Conference


2017–2018 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
925.228.3276, Ext. 218

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

Contra Costa Chapter
-Lillie Clausen, President

Mid-Peninsula Chapter

North Coast Chapter
-Adam Springwater, President 

Steinbeck Chapter
-Barbara Martinez, President