The South Bay Adult Education Consortium/Southwestern is a collaborative of South Bay educational districts (Southwestern College, the Sweetwater Union High School District and the Coronado Unified School District) committed to an ongoing effort to strengthen and enhance adult learner access, persistence and success.
The South Bay Adult Education Consortium/Southwestern members offer well-aligned educational programs that provide the region’s adults with equitable access to educational services that will prepare them for citizenship, for completion of a high school equivalent degree, to gain skills for high demand jobs, and to transition to postsecondary institutions and/or the workforce. Adult education includes programs designed specifically for residents with disabilities, in strong collaboration with public and private partners.
Southwestern College, the Sweetwater Union High School District and the Coronado Unified School district build on the strengths and resources that each member of the Consortium brings to the partnership to create an integrated, dual-delivery system of high quality educational programs and services tailored to the needs of the adult residents of the region.
A range of adult education services help students to acquire the skills needed to participate fully in the community and succeed in educational programs, and to become ready for a career with a sustainable, living wage.
Adult learners in the South Bay receive integrated support. The South Bay Adult Education Consortium/Southwestern members collaborate with other organizations to provide a continuum of services in the community and ensure that there is “no wrong door” for adult learners to enter the education pipeline.
The South Bay Adult Education Consortium/Southwestern is governed by the Consortium Directors Council (CDC), consisting of representatives from each member agency appointed by the respective governing boards. The CDC meets quarterly as the decision-making body on issues pertaining to adult education in the region.
The Consortium Directors Council appointed representatives are:
Southwestern Community College: Dr. Minou Spardley, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sweetwater Union High School District: Dr. Joe Fulcher, Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Culture & Support Services
Coronado Unified School District: Dr. Megan Battle, Senior Director of Learning and Instruction