The Mineral County School District (MCSD) Adult Education program hosted an open house on Tuesday, June 18. The theme was “Dreams Come True.” Mary Koscinski, the current adult education coordinator, announced her retirement and Janis Horn was named the new adult education coordinator and a new brand image campaign was introduced.
Koscinski has served as the adult education coordinator for 15 years. Before adult ed, she taught for many years in a regular classroom. Koscinski is an inspiration and a persistent motivator to students seeking a high school equivalency certificate or an adult education diploma. Her goal has always been to help students make their dreams come true. Koscinski introduced “The Big Orange Split,” a children’s picture book by Daniel Manus Pinkwater about being yourself—the first step in making dreams come true. It was published in 1977 by Scholastic Inc., New York. She passed out big, orange backpacks and explained the contents.
“The notebook and pen are for you to keep a written record of your dreams. The first aid kit is to take care of your scrapes as you pursue your dreams. The fidget spinner is for when you do not know what to do. You will figure it out. The flashlight is to remind you to be a shining light and help others pursue their dreams,” she said.
Koscinski introduced Janis Horn who will teach alternative education at Mineral County High School (MCHS) and serve as the adult education coordinator.
After the announcements and introductions, Koscinski introduced the programs new brand image campaign. It includes a new logo design that is being incorporated in all media. The new brochure includes the new MCSD Adult Education mission statement.
“The mission of MCSD Adult Education is to provide a comfortable, confidential and flexible learning environment where adults of all ages can achieve the goal of earning a high school equivalency certificate or an adult education diploma at their own pace.”
The new materials were designed by local artist and substitute teacher Béa Whitney. She has spent more than 30 years as a graphic designer and creative director.
For more information on the program, please call 775-945-2909.