2022 COABE Awards Nominations

National Award winners will be announced soon.

2022 Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year
$10,000

The Outstanding Adult Learner Award is provided to a student who has demonstrated leadership within the formal or non-traditional learning environments. This award is given to a student who has overcome difficult circumstances to pursue adult learning, who has supported other adult learners, and who has managed significant adult responsibilities such as those related to employment, family or community.

Marlene Arias Gutierrez
Briya Public Charter School
District of Columbia

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2022 Outstanding Teacher of the Year
$10,000

The Outstanding Teacher, Edgar M. Easley Award, is provided to a practitioner with five or more years of adult education teaching experience that participates in school and community activities. This award is given to an individual who understands the characteristics of the adult learner and who is committed to the adult/continuing education profession.

Harriet Hubacker
Harris County Department of Adult Education
Texas

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2022 Outstanding Administrator of the Year
$10,000

The Outstanding Administrator Award is awarded to an adult education administrator with five or more years of experience who has made an outstanding contribution toward fostering the concept of education as a continuing life-process. The awardee must demonstrate a contribution to adult education at the community, state, and/or national levels.

Anthony Mangiafico
East Hartford Adult Education
Connecticut

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2022 State Innovation of the Year
$2,000

Does your state have an exciting new initiative or best practice that can be scaled and replicated in other states? If so, please consider nominating your state for State Innovation Award. Entries typically highlight state agencies, state associations, or state led consortium, however entries are not limited to these categories.

The Illinois Digital Learning Lab
Illinois

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2022 Local Excellence in Advocacy
$2,000

COABE places a high emphasis on members advocating for adult education at the local, state, and federal level. Did you take action when we sent our legislative alerts encouraging the field to contact their legislators? Did you invite your representative to visit your program? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for Local Excellence in Advocacy!

Yvottonne Rivers
Dorchester County Adult Education
South Carolina

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2022 Advancing Workforce Development for Adult Learners Award
$2,000

COABE’s Workforce Development Award honors one of the following: Workforce Development Board, Workplace / Employer, or Adult Education Program that has implemented programming or initiatives that advance career pathways and workforce opportunities for adult learners. Adult Education programs, associations or state offices may submit nominations for organizations or programs that have advanced workforce development for adult learners through best practices that integrate workforce skills training with adult education and are responsive to regional or local workforce needs.

Athens Technical College Adult Education Program
Georgia

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2022 Scholarship Award
$2,000

The COABE Scholarship Grant is presented to recipients to fund, or partially fund, college level courses of study that will advance the professional standing of COABE practitioners. Examples of scholarships include employees or volunteers in the field of adult basic education earning a degree or a state certificate/credential; obtaining an ESL certificate; teacher/counselor obtaining counselor/administrative credential; earning an advanced degree in adult education.

Lucy Lester
West Virginia Adult Education
West Virginia

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2022 Behind Every Employer Incentive Grant
Up to $2,500

Behind Every Employer incentives Title I and Title II to work closely to ensure pathways and opportunities for adult learners.

 Monroe County Community Schools
Indiana

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2022 Programs Succeed when Learners Lead Incentive Grant
Up to $2,500

Programs Succeed When Learners Lead incentivizes local programs ensuring adult learners are in leadership positions at the local program level.

 Wayne Township Adult Education
Indiana

 


 

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