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EMRAS Staff Honored at Adult Education Conference


El Monte-Rosemead Adult School Principal Dr. Deborah Kerr, teacher Lupe Lozano and classified staff member Lucia Flores were recently honored with awards and recognitions at the California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) South Coast Section Fall Conference in November.

The conference brought together adult education professionals, literacy experts and a vast variety of adult education enthusiasts from across Southern California.

Kerr was given a Special Recognition Award. Since 1981, she has dedicated her career to improving the lives of adults who are trying to improve their basic skills, learn English, earn a high school diploma/equivalency and obtain career training. She is constantly seeking ways to improve opportunities for adult education students by creating programs that provide relevant, real-world curriculum.

Lozano, a teacher on special assignment, was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award. She joined EMRAS in 2007 and has taught at all levels of ESL, focusing on helping students develop digital literacy and citizenship skills.


Flores, who began as an Adult Education assistant at EMRAS in 2004, was honored with the Excellence in Support Services Award. She applied to become a paraeducator in 2015 and has a great passion for ESL students, assistant them in the computer lab, setting up programs and facilitating their progress.

The CCAE is the largest professional organization serving adult education in California. It serves all levels of the adult education family, including teachers, classified staff, students, and administrators.

EMRAS is very proud of its hard-working faculty and staff, who represent the very best in dedicated service to the students in the community.