I am passionate about education, and I am a life-long learner. As an English major at Lane Community College in my ninth term, I am looking forward to transferring to a University where I can minor in Ethnic Studies. My goal is to get a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and teach Adult Basic and Secondary Education somewhere.
My name is pronounced “AY-Lean”, though I’m used many variations from Alien, to I-lene. I was born and raised in New York, and have now lived in Eugene, OR for 23 years. My three children range in age from ten to twenty.
I became interested in Adult Education after creating a peer to peer study program at a correctional institution. Of 50 women in an intensive treatment program for addictions, over half of the women did not have a high school diploma. I paired people who had received their GED with those studying to earn one, as tutors and study partners. I tutored six women; in the end, they all earned a GED before graduation from the program.
I work two jobs while going to school full-time: as a private tutor and at the Northwest Auto Auction. Working at the auction is fun, and allows me to be around one of my hobbies, cars. Other hobbies include, reading, writing, technology, TV and supporting local music and art.
My dream job is to open a GED center at the halfway house between prison and the community. My goal is for every person coming out of prison to get a basic education certificate prior to transitioning into the community.
Please feel free to send me an email at any time: Email Ailene