Spinks Named Washington County Coordinator For Kaskaskia College Adult Education
Jeff Spinks has been named the Washington County Coordinator and High School Equivalency instructor for the Adult Education and Literacy Department of Kaskaskia College that includes working with The Reading Link.
Jeff grew up in Columbia, Illinois, but traces his family’s history mostly in Washington County. He is a graduate of Gibault High School in Waterloo, and received his degrees from Webster University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jeff is currently working toward his Doctoral degree in Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy Leadership.
“I enjoy bringing people and ideas together,” Jeff said. “I started working in the Adult Education field as a tutor, then instructor, as I enjoy helping people succeed on the GED test specifically, and finally Washington County coordinator.
“Adult Education and Literacy are very important to Washington County as it empowers people to continue with lifelong learning, and students can further set and follow their goals by attending college, particularly, Kaskaskia College,” Jeff said. “Bringing education to the general population is going to continue to be a trend within the field of adult education as well as basic educational services. Education also brings job opportunities and many other opportunities for growth to a region. Washington County will continue to grow and develop, and change brings diversity within self and community.”
Jeff has a straightforward mission in his new position. “I am hoping to enroll, graduate, and promote GED classes and Reading Link tutoring to the residents of Washington County, and looking forward to assisting adults in the Washington County area with their educational and literacy needs as we move forward to the future.”
For more information on Adult Education and Literacy, please contact the department at 618-545-3115. You may also contact Jeff Spinks at the Nashville Education Center at 618-545-3485 or by email at [email protected]