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Two New Consultants Join the Adult Education Office

Posted on 10/30/2009

The Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education (CDE) welcomes two new consultants who will be starting work on November 2.

Noelia Ramirez
Noelia Ramirez

Noelia Ramirez, originally from the Salinas area, is coming to adult education from two years working with the AVID program statewide in the Intersegmental Relations Office. Before that she was with the Employment Development Department for six years. She also has two and a half years of experience teaching adult ESL through the DQ University in Davis. Ms. Ramirez holds a B.A. in Italian and an M.A. in Spanish from CSU Sacramento. She is excited about coming to adult education, and looks forward to her new assignment.

Matthew Parsons
Matthew Parsons

Matthew Parsons, a native of Sacramento, is coming to the Adult Education Office from the Nutrition Services Division at CDE, where he has been since July of this year. Before that he taught CAHSEE Prep and other subjects to high school students for several different charter schools in Sacramento and Lodi. Some of his students participated in a combination of face-to-face instruction and independent study. Matthew received his B.A. in Social Science and teaching credential from CSU Sacramento, and a Master’s Degree in Education from National University. In addition to his day job, he has started an online clothing company, Conscious Citizen Clothing Company, which sells clothing made with organic, recycled, American-made fabrics.

Please welcome these two new consultants to the adult education family. Their areas of responsibility are yet to be determined.