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Message from NASDAE’s Executive Director

Dear NASDAE Members and Friends,

As we begin the new year, NASDAE extends very best wishes to all of you for a productive and successful 2024.

We look forward to collaborating with all of you to address the pressing challenges of rapidly increasing numbers of English Language Learners seeking services, teacher shortages, and the implications of Artificial Intelligence for our students and staffers, just to mention a few of the items that will demand our attention this year.  Additionally, we anticipate the possible passage of new authorizing legislation.

As always, we encourage State Directors and our partners to keep in touch and let us know how we can support your very important work.

Best Regards,
Patricia Tyler
Executive Director

Message from NASDAE’s Assistant Director

Dear NASDAE Colleagues,

It’s hard to believe but I’ve been the Assistant Director at NASDAE for about a year now…since January 2023! In this role, I am truly honored to work with the NASDAE Board, the Executive Director, and my adult education colleagues nationwide. I’m very invested in doing my part to help ensure that NASDAE is a trusted and supportive partner for the states and territories that provide the necessary educational services to our adult learner population.

One of my priorities over the past year has been to organize and maintain the NASDAE website as an up-to-date and relevant resource for adult education state directors and state staff. I’m hoping you will bookmark and use it as a go-to resource. Please feel free to contact me directly at with any recommendations regarding ways to improve our website, or any other suggestions you may have to help us do a better job in supporting your work.

Sheryl O. Hart
Assistant Director