Tim Doyle has been in adult education since 1986. He started at San Francisco State University where he provided educational opportunities for recent immigrants and at-risk youth. Since 1989, Doyle has worked at the San Mateo Adult School, first as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, then coordinator, administrator and now Director. For the past three years, Doyle has worked with local Adult Schools and the College of San Mateo to implement a new vision of Adult Education in the County. His thoughts on this moment for San Mateo Adult School:
“As the state mandated consortium for Adult Education are implemented we have a historic opportunity to work with college and community partners to create an innovative system that supports our county’s neediest and most vulnerable students as they move along pathways to their college, career and community goals. I am privileged to work with a great Adult School that is a leader in this process and am excited to have this opportunity to continue this great work into the future.”
Lori Parris immigrated to the United States from Canada in 1996 and is passionate about student learner outcomes and student success! Lori began working in Adult Education in 2009 as a Technology instructor in the East Bay and has not looked back from her previous career of 20 years in High Tech, where she last served as a Director of Customer Support. While building Career Education Training programs throughout the Bay Area in the areas of Health, Education, and Technology, her love of teaching led her to branch out and teach other classes. Lori taught in both the High School Diploma and in the GED program serving at-risk youth and helping students reach their academic goals. She has been both an instructor of Community Interest classes and an advocate of Lifelong Learning programs. In 2015, she received her Masters in Educational Leadership from Cal State East Bay (to compliment her BS in Computer Science and her Graduate Diploma in Management) and became a Program Coordinator at Hayward Adult School. One year later Lori was a Principal in Napa and after commuting for 2 years is delighted to have joined her family’s roots in the San Mateo Community as the Assistant Director at San Mateo Adult and Career Education.