William Teegarden, College and Career Readiness/Adult Education Program Manager, Maysville Community and Technical College, has recently become a Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI). This national certification is the first of its kind in the adult education and literacy field and signifies Teegarden as a member of an elite group of professional managers. To receive this credential, Academy participants must meet the requirements of an intensive two-year training program and complete a program improvement project within their organization or agency. Kentucky is one of the nine states in which adult educators have achieved this national certification.
Teegarden, a Fleming County resident, has worked with the adult education program at Maysville Community and Technical College for six years, and has been director for four and a half years.
The Leadership Excellence Academy was developed by the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and ProLiteracy to support continuous improvement and high quality educational services for adult learners. Academy participants complete an intensive two-year training program based upon current research on adult learning and best practices for adult education and literacy programs.