VAACE Awards Nominations Are OPEN!

Click here to submit a nomination form for

  • Outstanding Adult Education Leadership Award
  • Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Workplace Education Partnership Award
  • Support Staff Award

The nomination process is easy! Simply fill out the two-page form and submit it to Awards Chair Alice Graham by 10/5/18. Please address any questions to


Congratulations, 2017 VAACE Award Winners!

2017 VAACE Award Winners

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



VAACE 2016 Awards

Congratulations to 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




VAACE 2015 Awards

VAACE congratulates recipients of the 2015 awards!
award winners
2015 Outstanding Adult Education Leadership Award: Ms. Stacey Wright
2015 President’s Award: Dr. Lennox McLendon
2015 Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award: Ms. Nancy Hildebrandt
2015 Volunteer of the Year Award: Ms. Edna Carr
2015 Outstanding Support Staff Award: Ms. Rebecca Cline
president's award

Thanks to all who support adult educators! We could not be successful without you!Panchik

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 Cline, McNemar, Hetland
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