All Press Releases for March 10, 2017

COABE Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award Runner-Up: Joey Lehrman

Joey Lehrman was nominated for COABE's Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award and was selected as a runner-up.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Joey Lehrman is the distance learning coordinator for adult education at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA, where he launched the first fully online program for adult learners in the state. He has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and is a Google Certified Educator. Joey moved to New Orleans in 2008 to begin his career as an educator, teaching freshman English at a public, local high school as part of the Teach for America corps. In his first year teaching high school, Joey achieved the highest benchmark test scores of any freshman English teacher in the district of nearly 50,000 students. In 2010, Joey transitioned into adult education at Delgado Community College, the flagship institution for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, and he has progressed from adjunct tutor to lead instructor into full-time teacher and administrator. As a member of the AEP's leadership team, Joey has grown with the program for the past 6 years, acquiring increasing responsibility that has helped guide the program from a staff of 6 with 100 students to a staff of 60 with an enrollment goal of 5,500 students in 2016/2017. Joey served for 2 years as an executive board member for the Louisiana Association of Public, Community, and Adult Education (LAPCAE) and has worked with local neighborhood associations in New Orleans to launch an effort to redevelop a former church and school property into a shared incubator space for local artists and schools.

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The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is 15,000 members strong and growing, and provides a variety of services including annually providing competitive national-level awards, incentive grants, and scholarship opportunities through special funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Our mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. COABE exists to provide leadership, communication, professional development, and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners in order to advance quality services for all adult learners. Fifteen thousand members strong, one way that we engage in these activities is by spotlighting excellence in the field.

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