NASDAE Statistics

Message from NASDAE’s Executive Director

Dear NASDAE Members and Friends,

NASDAE would like to take the opportunity of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 18-22, 2023) to express appreciation for the tremendous work done by the community of adult education leaders and service providers.  Despite having a robust public education system, our nation is still home to over twenty million adults without a high school credential and a similar number of new Americans without the ability to speak English very well.

Our State Directors of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs are an extremely talented and mission-driven group of individuals who are dedicating their careers to addressing the educational and workforce needs of these populations, and working to ensure that the local adult education providers have everything they need in order to deliver high-quality programming.  Behind every performance outcome of the programs is an adult who has increased potential for personal, family, and occupational success.

We salute the professionals who make these successes possible and continue to offer our services in support of this exceptionally important work.

Best Regards,
Patricia Tyler
Executive Director

Message from NASDAE’s Assistant Director

Dear NASDAE Colleagues,

I’m very pleased to continue working with and providing support to the NASDAE Board, the Executive Director, and my adult education colleagues nationwide. It is truly an honor and privilege to be in this role.

As we begin the PY 2023-2024, I’m excited by what the NASDAE Board and Committees have on their radar, including engagement with numerous partners to provide valuable and relevant resources, information, and training. I look forward to doing my part to make the work of NASDAE an important contribution to the national system that provides critical services to the adult learner population and to helping states/territories address the numerous demands and challenges that are being faced.

I’m hoping to see many of you in person at the National Training Institute (NTI) in Baltimore, MD, Oct. 16-19, 2023. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me directly at with any questions or suggestions you may have.

Sheryl O. Hart
Assistant Director