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Corinne Price is ACSA Adult Education Administrator of the Year

Posted on 03/31/2008

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Corinne Price, Principal of Salinas Adult School, is being recognized as the Adult Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). She has been the Principal at Salinas since 1981, a time when the school was scattered in several buildings including the basement of the old post office and the basements of various churches. Corinne managed her budget in order to build the current adult school building, where the program has doubled its ADA since 1981 and is now over 2,000 ADA. 22,000 students attend classes at the main site and various satellite sites in Salinas.

She has worked with the Workforce Investment Board of Monterey County, as well as the Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights. She is on a first-name basis with employers regarding vocational training needed, and with police and elected officials working on combating gang violence through education.

Corinne has always been ready and willing to share her experience and wisdom with other adult school administrators. CDE has frequently called on Corinne to share her expertise over the years, and she has never refused. She has conducted workshops for new administrators on how to manage their budgets and how to get teachers credentialed. She has also created an LEA so that teachers seeking credential courses wouldn’t have to travel to San Jose, and she has spent many Friday nights and Saturdays teaching credential courses.

Corinne will be retiring this year after 37 years in education, the majority as an adult school administrator. She hopes to return to interior design and art, which has been her second passion.