Congratulations to the 2019 VAACE Awards Recipients!
VAACE President Luke Saechao with Shaketta Thomas (Outstanding Adult Leadership) and Katy Parrish (President’s Award)
VAACE Awards Chair Alice Graham presents the Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award to Janet Sodell of the Read Center.
John Lilly of Middle River Regional Jail receives the Outstanding Workplace Partnership Award.
Vaishali Deshpande, ESOL Teacher at Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award.
2019 VAACE Award Recipients
Outstanding Adult Leadership Award: Shaketta D. Thomas, School Assessment Coordinator – Virginia Department of Corrections
President’s Award: Katy Parrish, Region VI Program Manager
Joan E. D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award: Janet Sodell, Teacher – Read Center
Volunteer of the Year Award: Vaishali Deshpande, ESOL Teacher – Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Outstanding Workplace Education Partnership Award: John Lilly, Program Director – Middle River Regional Jail
Outstanding Support Staff Award: Rebecca Andrews, Program Support Assistant – Peninsula Reads
2018 VAACE/VLF Awards Recipients
VAACE President Luke Saechao presents the VAACE President’s Award to former Region 16 Program Manager and former VAACE President Betsy Mathias
Victoire Sanborn of the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center is presented the VAACE Outstanding Adult Education Leadership Award
Former Virginia First Lady and Virginia Literacy Foundation (VLF) founder Jeannie Baliles presents the Nancy Jiranek Award for Outstanding Executive Director of a Nonprofit Literacy Program in Virginia award to Karen Le Forge
Region VI Specialist Vici Garber is presented the Joan E.D. Kushnir Adult Education Teacher of the Year Award
Lisa Harris of Literacy Volunteers of Campbell County receives the Outstanding Support Staff Award
Mary Jo Washko of Reynolds Community College is presented with the VAACE Outstanding Workplace Partnership Award
2017 VAACE Award Recepients
Outstanding Adult Education Leadership Award: Mary Ellen Dreybus, fmr. Region 21 Program Manager
Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award: Deborah Abbott, Literacy Volunteers of America
Support Staff Award: Cathy Lindsay, Region 11
2017 President’s Award: Anita Prince, Virginia Department of Corrections
Congratulations to TJ ACE Program Manager Susan Erno: Runner-Up for COABE Outstanding Administrator of the Year!Susan Erno COABE Admin of the Year Award Runner Up PR
2016 VAACE Awards Recipients
2016 President’s Award- Jane Swing
Outstanding Adult Leadership Award- Linda Allen, Region 2 (pictured)
Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award- Karen Gent, Region 2 (pictured)
Volunteer of the Year Award- Edna Carr, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Outstanding Support Staff of the Year Award- Yvetta Gueste, Region 4