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.email@example.com
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.
Patricia J. Stringer
Assistant Director / Board Member
Patricia J. Stringer attended the Portage Lake Career Center in Akron Ohio, receiving Certification in Business Management. She started an eco-friendly cleaning service known as Stringer Services. She was employed with the Corporation of the Presiding Bishop in Detroit Michigan, her home state, and in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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.
Co Director of Education ESL Specialist
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. After her mission, wanting to serve the international community, she pursued a graduate degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She taught Adult ESL in local community schools and traveled to the Philippines, China and Israel to teach English. She received a Master’s Degree in TESL and taught in BYU-Hawaii’s English Language Institute for a year.
- 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