The Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL), the state’s adult literacy association, is pleased to announce that Queen Creek Unified School District(QCUSD) and one of its Adult Education Program Ambassadors have been selected as 2018 AALL Award winners.
QCUSD is the AALL 2018 Champion of the Year. This award is given to the person or entity outside of adult education who/which has championed adult learners and adult programs in Arizona. Queen Creek Unified was chosen because of its long commitment to adult education in large and small ways. The QCUSD Governing Board and administration have always made certain the program had a home in QCUSD, even in challenging times. Board members and administrators continue to support the program and students in a myriad of ways, including consistently attending events and visiting classes.
Additionally, for the second year in a row, one of the program’s student ambassadors has been selected as the 2018 AALL Student of the Year. Maria Alvidrez, who has represented Arizona adult education students in Washington, D.C., is being recognized as the Arizona student “who has demonstrated leadership and has contributed to the field of lifelong learning.”
Both the district and Ms. Alvidrez will be recognized on March 27, 2018 at a luncheon sponsored by AALL and the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association at the Phoenix Sheraton. The luncheon coincides with the 15,000 member 2018 Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) National Conference co-sponsored by AALL. It is anticipated that 2000 adult educators and administrators will attend the conference.