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Tyler Kyle, Data and Assessment coordinator



Tyler Kyle is dedicated to education and to supporting students in reaching their academic goals. In addition to her data and assessment role at Napa Valley Adult Education, she's a Spanish instructor, wine educator and translator. She teaches at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley College, as well as wineries and cooperages in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Tyler also teaches yoga and meditation in the Napa Valley and online in Spanish.


Andy Neal, Technology Coordinator



Andy takes care of all the technology on the NVAE campus and in the off-site Childcare classrooms and volunteers as our campus Safety Coordinator. Andy started with the NVUSD Technology Department in 2011 working at American Canyon High School, and was promoted to Adult Education in 2014. Andy discovered the fun and challenge of computers in college which ultimately led him to a career in IT. Andy enjoys solving technical problems, planning hardware deployment and practical safety trainings.


Peggy Squires, CTE Coordinator



Peggy Squires has worked for Napa Valley Adult Education since 2004. She has taught English as a Second Language, High School Credit Recovery, Career and Technical Education Workshops and is currently a CTE Coordinator.




Alice Calipes, Administrative clerk



Upon completing the Administrative Office Assistant program here at Napa Valley Adult Education (NVAE), I have been working at NVAE as an Administrative Clerk Senior and assist with various office duties for the Career Training Education (CTE) programs. Having a background as a Registered Nurse, I primarily assist in registering and processing paperwork for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. I started working at NVAE on January of 2017 and I feel very blessed to work with such a wonderful group of people.


Maureen Eckert



Maureen loves working with students, staff and local businesses to insure Napa Valley Adult Education provides continuing education to all.




Ana Gonzalez, School Administrative Secretary



Ana Gonzalez, School Administrative Secretary, is secretary to the Assistant Principal and the support go-to person for the various adult programs: ESL, Citizenship, and Adults Supporting K-12 Student Success. She also manages ordering for the school, and other large NVAE projects and events to include: Employee Handbook, The NVAE Safety Manual and oversight of Celebrating Student Success events promoting ESL students to higher levels twice a year. Ana has worked at Napa Valley Adult Education for the past 17 years. She graduated from Vintage High School with an ROP Certificate of Completion in Banking and Finance. Soon after she attended NVAE in both the ESL and CTE programs. After achieving English language proficiency she enrolled in the Administrative Office Assistant program where she gained the work skills necessary to work for NVAE. She was selected as NVAE Staff Member of the Year in 2019. Ana is a true representation of Napa Valley Adult Education success!


Kathleen Haugen, Communications Specialist

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I love my job here at Napa Valley Adult Education. I’m always learning and enjoy the creativity that comes with designing and creating our catalog, ads, flyers, website, and much more. It’s my job to get your attention and show you all the amazing things that our school and its programs have to offer you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and find the information you need to begin your learning journey.


Maria Ortiz, Front Desk Administrative Clerk



My Name is Maria Ortiz. I was born and raised in a small town in Jalisco, Mexico. I have been living in Napa Valley for 20 years. I graduated from Napa High School and have been working at Adult Education for almost 2 years. I really enjoy helping our students. It's very rewarding seeing someone achieve their education and learn a new language. I am currently attending Napa Valley College.


Beth Thorpe, OFfice Manager



Beth Thorpe currently serves as Napa Valley Adult Education’s Office Manager and is the Secretary to the Principal. She also studied both English and Film Studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where she developed her passion for storytelling. After a decade in construction administration, Beth spent many years homeschooling her son and creating an online presence as both a knowledgeable and published California travel writer and as a Disney guru specializing in Disneyland. She proudly joined the NVAE team in 2018.


Lety Vazquez, Assessment & Accountability Assistant



I like working at NVAE because it gives me the opportunity to contribute to the studies and learning of many students. I also have the opportunity to meet students from different countries. I was born in Mexico. I came to this beautiful city in 1982 and since then I have lived here in Napa. I am bilingual and I love helping our Spanish speaking students. I like to go for a walk and knit. In my spare time I like to help my husband feed our goats, rabbits and chickens.


Evelyn Yee, Budget Assistant



Evelyn Yee has been a Budget Assistant since 2013. Evelyn has over 15 years of Accounting experience. She provides support to the budget development process with data compilation. When not dealing with numbers, she enjoys traveling, biking and hiking with her husband.