Meet Anne Adamson, Our New Executive Director of ACCEL
Anne Adamson is the new Executive Director of ACCEL, our Regional Consortium. Adult Education for California is now divided into regions. Each region has a consortium - a group of Adult Schools and Community Colleges - working together to provide Adult Education to that area. In this way, everyone can think about the special needs and strengths of each area.
Anne is the first person to have this new job of Executive Director. Until now, our Director Mr. T and Assistant Director Tim helped to run ACCEL. Now they are free to focus on our school.
Anne will look at the big picture of Adult Education in San Mateo County. She will visit all the schools and colleges that provide Adult Education and help them create pathways to success for adult learners.
Jefferson Adult School in Daly City near Serramonte Shopping Center
La Costa Adult School on the Western Coast of San Mateo in Half Moon Bay
San Mateo Adult School - that's us!
Sequoia Adult School - in Redwood City near El Camino Real
South San Francisco Adult School - in South San Francisco
Cañada College - in the countryside of San Mateo County, near Redwood City, off 280
College of San Mateo - in the hills of San Mateo, near 280 and 92
Skyline College - in the hills of San Bruno
She will meet with staff and students to understand each school. Each school has something special to offer.
She will put all the pieces together to understand how to lead ACCEL and provide the best Adult Education possible in San Mateo County.
Before Anne became the Executive Director of ACCEL, she worked as Academic Dean at Santa Barbara Business College in Santa Maria, on the Central Coast of California. Before that she was the Dean and Faculty for University of Phoenix in the Central Valley of California, and before that she was the Child Development Director for Early Head Start in Fresno, California.
She has lived in different parts of California. She has lived in the Central Valley and on the Central Coast and now she lives here on the Peninsula. She knows that education is important everywhere because it opens the doors to new opportunities.
Anne's Door is Always Open
Anne’s own door is always open so feel free to stop to say hello. She will be happy to hear about your experience at our school or to listen to your ideas for how Adult Education can be improved in our county. You can also share suggestions for places to visit and things to do in our area. She loves water so ideas close to water are always welcome.
Her office is in the SMART Center next to the GED and High School Diploma program.