June 2017
Congrats to #SDCEGrads 2017 🎓

Watch the highlights and re-live the excitement!

Cristina's Journey to High School Graduation

WATCH: SDCE's Commencement speaker tells her story of beating the odds

Event Photos 📷 Commencement 2017

More Photos

🍰 Bake Shop Program Encourages and Inspires 🍰

Watch the story of Amy Russert's start at SDCE

To Be Added

Gateway to College & Career 🔑

Recipient | Beverly Ladezma

San Diego Gateway to College and Career Student Success
Gateway is currently enrolling students! Attend free orientations every Wednesday at ECC. for information.

Meet Future Olympian Marcos Martinez
Great things on the horizon for class of 2017

Marcos Martinez, age 19, enrolled at SDCE after having to leave his former school behind when his family moved to Mexico. Coming back to San Diego his determination to graduate was apparent when he was selected for San Diego Gateway to College and Career and San Diego Promise. He shared, “I am excited because I finally made it. This is it. The Promise program is a lifesaver. This is what twelve years of school has been leading up to.” Marcos will transition to Mesa College and study fashion to fulfill his dream of becoming a designer.

A Special Message of Farewell from Susan Morgan
ESL faculty retires after 35+ years

Hello Faculty, Staff, and Union Representatives, As many of you know, I have had a wonderful thirty-five year career as a professor, 10+ years as department chair, and as an AFT union representative with our District and tomorrow is my last day of work.  I want to thank each and every person that I have had the pleasure and honor to work with. READ MORE

Spring 2017 ABI Program News
SDCE's Acquired Brain Injury program

There are already several “good news” items to report for 2017 with regard to SDCE's Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Programs including Team ABI’s stellar performance at the Survive Headstrong Walk, recent recognition at Sharp Rehabilitation’s Victories of Spirit awards, and a number of individual student successes! READ MORE

Passport to Success Graduates

2017 Commencement marks the completion of the first cohort of Passport to Success!

By Rachel Rose
The Passport to Success (PS) Graduates of 2016-17 made a strong presence for SDCE at the June 2 commencement ceremony in Balboa Park. At the Prado reception, PS Graduates received a certificate signed by President Turner Cortez recognizing their accomplishments over this last year of training. On behalf of Roma and I, thank you to the participants, classified staff, and administrators who assisted in the success of Passport to Success' first cohort. Additionally, we are excited to announce that a new cohort will begin in September 2017!

National Red Nose Day
Faculty and staff show support for a good cause

ESL faculty and staff supported Red Nose Day during their working retreat this year. The movement is dedicated to ending child poverty in some of the poorest communities around the world.

Emeritus Faculty Recognized

SDCE Emeritus Program faculty member, Marilyn Biggica is recognized by Sharp Healthcare for her support and commitment to food and health

SDCE’s 1st Annual Integrated Planning Summit                                                         
North City Campus, Room 101-102

Please RSVP with Ms. DeeDee Redulla 619-388-4991 or as soon as possible. Details include:

Part I: Background and Purpose

Review current plans and learn about new requirements.
Thursday, June 22, 2-4 p.m.

Part II: Innovation through Integration

Share and discuss best practices and explore new approaches.
Wednesday, July 19, 1-4 p.m.

Part III: SDCE’s Integrated Plan and Next Steps

Review the draft of SDCE’s new plan and understand next steps.
Thursday, August 24, 2-4 p.m.


SDCE classrooms at Miramar College have expanded due to a $6.7 million remodeling and new construction project funded by Propositions S and N. SDCE offers programming in English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Office Skills Labs and Parent Education in seven classrooms at CE at Miramar. More


The SDCE AEBG Committee consisting of deans, program chairs and faculty provided their program priorities to be funded with SDCE’s portion of the Year 3 allocation. A budget will be created from the activities the committee provided. The requested Year 3 activities outnumbered the allocation by $1,694,914. The final plan will be approved by the consortium and submitted to the state in August 2017.

The San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium held a public meeting on June 7 at ECC where the Board approved the 3 Year Plan (2015-18) update and revisions, not to be confused with the above mentioned Year 3 plan (2017-18). Furthermore, the consortium approved the 2017-18 scope of work for the SDAERC Director position that is contracted annually. The announcement for a SDAERC Director was disseminated directly after the public meeting, resumes will be reviewed in June and the position will be filled in July 2017.

July will be filled with transition as the San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium has given a warm farewell to Marc Guttoso, the administrative representative for SDUSD K-12 Adult school. Marc gained employment outside of SDUSD, therefore will be replaced on the Board as of July 1, 2017.


Fall Flex Update

Save the dates for fall 2017 Flex days: 

•    8/30 Convocation Day at ECC: Registration and continental breakfast at 8am
Presentations and speakers begin at 9am followed by President’s lunch, afternoon program sessions and evening recap

•    8/31 Morning, afternoon and evening sessions TBA; AFT meeting with lunch at ECC, noon-1:30pm

•    9/1 Morning general sessions TBA at ECC, 9am-12:15pm

Flex online registration opens 8/18. Keep your eyes open for future updates.  

Questions or concerns? Contact Laurie Cozzolino, SDCE Flex Coordinator


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