Bay Section


Bay Section 2018 Excellence Awards Honorees

Excellence in Teaching

  • Elizabeth (Beth) Detwiler, Oakland Adult and Career Education
  • Barbara KrausPacific Grove Adult Education
  • Kerry LeCussanSilicon Valley Adult Education, Metro Ed
  • Mich Levy, Alameda Adult Education
  • Nieves Ochoa, Napa Valley Adult School
  • George Provol, Pittsburg Adult Education Center
  • Kerry Principato, Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

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

Friends of Adult Education

  • Nicole Gomes, Martinez Adult Education, Diablo Valley College
  • Grinda Milner, Kaiser Permanente, Castro Valley Adult & Career Education
  • Lance Nishihira, New Haven Adult School
  • John Scott, Mt. Diablo Adult Education
  • Sherene Sasser, Pittsburg Adult Education
  • James Sullivan & Michael Sullivan, Fremont Adult and Continuing Education
  • Christina Tworek, West Contra Costa Adult Education

Bay Section Sponsors


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