Columbus Adult Education Center is about helping English Language Learners set goals to become self-sufficient through education. We are a volunteer organization.
Jeff and Sonia Henkel
Founders and Directors
Jeff at Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff and Sonia Henkel serve as the Administrators for the Columbus Adult Education Center. Sonia has a master’s degree in accounting and has worked as a manager for Hertz in fleet management for many years, . Sonia was involved in the 2002 Winter Olympics as the head of the Cultural Ethnic Village. She was also the co-author of the Hate Crime bill for the City of Sandy.
Jeff and Sonia also serve as inner city missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Columbus Burmese refugee branch.
Youth Program Director/Board Member
Marsha Adams graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in Organizational Communication and a Master’s of Educational Psychology. She worked for 13 years as the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for an Allstate subsidiary and for 25 years with Automatic Data Processing in a variety of roles where she managed teams of employees who developed and produced employee benefit materials for national companies.
Marsha and her husband have three children and 10 grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, photography, and traveling.
Evelyn Payne is the Director and English Language Learner Specialist at the Columbus Adult Education Center. Evelyn attended the University of Utah and taught elementary school several years before serving an LDS mission to Taiwan, speaking Mandarin Chinese.
She taught and consulted in ESL in Las Vegas for nearly 20 years. After returning to Salt Lake City, she taught ESL until she retired, after 42 years in education. Her plans for post-retirement always included teaching refugees.
Director of Education
KayJean Koehler lives in Bountiful, Utah. She is a mom, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She was lucky enough to stay home to raise her children. After her children were grown, she worked as an admissions consultant for a University in Salt Lake City before retiring.
Assistant Director Education
Kathy Baumann received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education and taught in public elementary schools for 20 years. She served as a missionary for two years in the Pathway Program of the LDS church, in addition to many other callings in the Church. She loves serving at the Columbus Adult Education Center.
Julene Bowen Oliver
Blue upper Level Class Coordinator
I was an educator for 41 years. I have taught at Columbus Adult Education Center for two years. I have worked in the Blue group. The students are wonderful, eager to learn, and very supportive of one another.
Professional Experience Granite School District: Teacher School Counselor (High School, Jr. High, Elementary Counselor Co-Coordinator Granite School District Elementary Principal District Elementary School Director Assistant Superintendent.
- Encourage respectful relationships between students, as well as staff and students
- Create a community of learners
- Support and encourage success in learning
- Design, evaluate and implement differentiated instruction based on student skills
- Implement best practices for instruction and assessment
- Resolve problems as they arise
- Utilize learning tools congruent with established best practice
- Honor and respond to individual and cultural differences