South Coast Section

2018 South Coast Section Fall Conference a Great Success!


The 2018 South Coast Fall Conference in Palm Springs on November 17 & 18, 2018, was a great success! We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your attendance, participation and sharing of ideas and expertise. Thanks to all of our participants, special guests, sponsors, and guest speakers.

We certainly hope the conference was all that you expected it to be. The conference was a time to make new friends and renew old acquaintances. It provided a forum for discussion and exchange of many experiences, suggestions and opinions with other adult educators, industry providers, and practitioners from areas throughout California.


AEP Data and Accountability

Review all the new adult education polices and data collection changes coming on board during the 18-19 school year. Neil Kelly covered the policy changes, while Jay Wright updated participants on the adult education student data collection process.

Presenters: Neil Kelly, State Adult Education Program Office and Jay Wright CASAS

CCAE South Coast Awards


The following awards were presented at the 2018 CCAE South Coast Section Fall Conference: Special Recognition Award, Kirk McKeever Award, Jo Smith Award, CCAE Excellence in Teaching Award, and CCAE Excellence in Support Services Award.


Special Recognition Award

Description: From time to time a situation presents itself when it would be appropriate to recognize a particular individual, but the accomplishments of that individual do not meet the criteria of the four awards listed. The Special Recognition Award is provided to fill that void. Past recipients have been adult educators, elected officials, and community leaders.

The 2005 awardee, Cleve Pell, is a good example of someone who is eligible for this award. Mr. Pell was Director of a large adult school program and made many significant contributions to his school and to Adult Education in general. Since he was never directly or actively involved in CCAE, he was not eligible for the Kirk McKeever Award.

However, as the Director of his adult school, he always attended CCAE conferences. He funded, and in fact encouraged his staff to attend, participate and present at conferences, also supporting members of his chapter to serve in key CCAE leadership roles.


Kirk McKeever Award

The Kirk McKeever Award gives recognition to an educator who has made significant contributions over many years to adult education at the chapter/school, South CoastSection/Southern California, and state levels of adult education and/or CCAE.


Jo Smith Award

Nominations for the Jo Smith Award should be for individuals who are not a part of the adult education family, but someone outside of adult education who has made significant contributions to an individual adult school or schools or to the South Coast Section. The nominee may come from education (other than adult education,) business, politics, a social agency or as a volunteer from the community.


CCAE Excellence in Support Services-South Coast

The Excellence in Support Services Award recognizes outstanding service to CCAE at the chapter, section, or state levels by a classified employee.

All of our award recipients are truly role models for everyone who is a part of the Adult Education Community. They are often the first person a student meets at the adult school, and the care and attention each person is greeted with are what makes these individuals truly outstanding in their field.


CCAE Excellence in Teaching Award-South Coast

Every day, gifted teachers reach out and touch their students’ hearts and souls.  Adult education teachers truly understand that learning is life-long, and they give their expertise to anyone with a thirst for knowledge.

South Coast Section Board 2018–2019

Judy McFadden
Montebello Community Adult School
149 N. 21st Street
Montebello, CA 90640

Micah Goins
President Elect
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
1401 Nelson Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746

Virginia Espana
Vice President/Legislative Chair
Tri-Community Adult School
Covina-Valley Unified
160 Barranca Ave.
Covina, CA

Gale Ard
Bassett Adult School
943 N. Sunkist Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746

Vivian Teran
Azusa Adult School
1134 S Barranca Ave.
Azusa, CA 91740

Adder Argueta
President Elect
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
1401 Nelson Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746

Ana Rubalcava
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
4640 Maine Ave
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Felicity Johnson
Assistant Treasurer
Bassett Adult School
943 N. Sunkist Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746 


South Coast Chapters (All Active):

  • ABC

  • Azusa

  • Baldwin Park

  • Bassett

  • Burbank

  • Downey

  • El Monte Rosemead

  • Golden Oak

  • Hacienda La Puente

  • Huntington Beach

  • Long Beach

  • Montebello

  • Rowland

  • Torrance

    The South Coast Section is composed of areas of Los Angeles County (excluding Los Angeles Unified School District), and Orange, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.