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Adult Education Program Recognized

posted Feb 23, 2017, 12:02 PM by Deb WICKLIFFE   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 12:11 PM ]
Staff members from the School District of Oconee County were recently honored at the South Carolina Adult Education Awards Program in Columbia. The program is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Oconee Adult Education received the following awards from the Department of Education at the Spring Institute:
  • The WorkKeys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) Award for Small Programs
  • The Post-Testing Percentage Award
  • Performance Measures Met-ESL Award 
The program also recognized Mr. Gene Williams, Program Director, and Ms. Veronica Main, ESL Coordinator and Instructor, who received recognition for 23 years of service to adult education.  Ms. Heather Spoon was also recognized for 10 years of service to adult education.

"To date, 473 students have entered through the doors of the Adult Education Program. We offer many options for students, including WorkKeys, High School Equivalency Diplomas (GEDs), High School Diplomas, Family Literacy, ESL/ESOL, and Literacy.  Over 160 students have already received some type of credential this school year.  I am proud of the awards our program received.  It is a testament to the quality staff and the motivated students we have here,"  said Mr. Williams.

Pictured above:  Veronica Main, ESL Coordinator & Instructor, and Gene Williams, Program Director