NASDAE Statistics

Message from NASDAE’s Executive Director

Dear NASDAE members and friends,

We are off to a very busy start of 2023.

In order to assist with managing new and ongoing activities, I am happy to announce that Sheryl Hart, formerly Arizona State Director and former Chair of our Board of Directors, has joined us as NASDAE’s Assistant Director.

We look forward to having her knowledge and experience on staff. Just a few of our plans for state director support include webinars to better acquaint state leaders with data tools to locate eligible students in their states, additional information and resources for immigrant/asylee/refugee populations, professional development approaches, and other topics that our members highlight.

Our LEAD Institute, delivered by American Institutes for Research (AIR), is open for new state cohorts. NASDAE member states qualify for a generous discount and states may partner with others to form cohorts.

Gail Senese, former Maine State Director, has signed on for another year to manage the annual National Training Institute. Stay tuned for information on our Fall event.

We look forward to hearing how we can help support your work.

Best Regards
Patricia Tyler
Executive Director

Message from NASDAE’s Assistant Director

Dear NASDAE Colleagues,

Leaving my role as Arizona’s State Director was a difficult decision, but I am truly thrilled to begin my next chapter serving you as NASDAE’s Assistant Director.

NASDAE was so important to me as a new state director. It provided me with a network of peers, interactions and resources that helped me better understand the bigger picture of the director role. Throughout the entire eight and a half years that I served as Arizona’s director, I continued to find tremendous value in my involvement with NASDAE, and I hope to now be an important part of providing that value for you.

As we begin 2023, I’m excited by what the NASDAE organization has planned for the upcoming year and I look forward to working with you to support your efforts to serve adult learners in your state. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at with any questions or suggestions as to how we can provide this support.

Sheryl O. Hart
Assistant Director