MCAS Adult Ed Employee Named Instructional Assistant of the Year

By: Michigan City Area Schools Last Updated: May 10, 2017

MCAS-Adult-Ed-Employee-Named-Instructional-Assistant-of-the-YearAdrinne Leaner, an instructional assistant (IA) with the Michigan City Area Schools’ Adult Education program, has been named Instructional Assistant of the Year by the Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education.

Leaner received the award on Thursday, April 27 at the IAACE Conference in French Lick, Indiana.

In her role as an instructional assistant, Leaner assists two teachers in Adult Education classrooms at the A. K. Smith Center in Michigan City. She also coordinates testing for the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education), and coordinates the Aztec computer-assisted learning program for Adults, leading staff training on the system.

“Adrinne has enriched our program through her technology skills and her skills in working with adult learners,” said Clausell Harding, MCAS Director of Adult Education, who nominated her for the IAACE award. “She is motivated by her love of working with people and helping others. She is very deserving of this honor.”

The Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education is a state-wide association of over 400 individuals and their institutions promoting the education and training of adults for stronger Hoosier communities.