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Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:23


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By Paula Evans

SPECIAL TO THE FORUM

 

 

Jerry Green is known statewide as a leader in the field of adult education. His 38 years in public education includes a quarter century in K-12 as a teacher, counselor and site administrator.



For the past 13 years, Green has immersed himself in adult education, serving as Vice Principal of Hayward’s Adult School, Director of Castro Valley Adult and Career Education (CVACE), and participating in a wide-range of leadership roles in professional organizations.

 

When one walks on the CVACE campus, it is evident that Jerry believes not only in a safe, well-functioning and esthetically pleasing environment, but on customer service and support as well.

 

Students who come to the adult school from surrounding communities repeatedly comment on its welcoming environment which reflects Green’s pride in both the physical campus and the wide variety of students who attend.

 

Jerry brought the Castro Valley School District into a collaborative with Chabot and Las Positas colleges to expand career awareness at the middle school level and articulation between middle, high school, adult school and community college courses. Today nine adult school courses articulate with the community college for student credit.

 

In spite of state cuts to adult education funding, Green multiplied the number of literacy and career training classes by making tough decisions and pursuing alternate funding with the support of the district and help from key staff members. In a period of economic challenges he upgraded classroom technology, incorporated technology into lesson planning, and rewarded teachers who developed creative and effective ways to extend instruction and communicate remotely with their students.

 

Jerry Green’s insight and vision, his humor and trust, will be missed as he begins a new chapter in life called “retirement.” He will be honored at a celebration on Friday, March 16, from 5 to10 p.m. at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square.

 

 

If you would like to join in the evening of dining, dancing and fun, contact Ella Lowrey, CVACE, at 510-886-1000.


 

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