The Florida DOE, Career and Adult Education, and ACE of Florida are pleased to unveil the new statewide Official Florida Adult Education Program logo for branding and marketing purposes. This logo provides a distinction for our public adult education programs. Once adopted and used statewide, this logo will signify a unique name and image for our adult education programs. You will notice the tagline of “Official Adult Education Provider.” Individuals wanting to update their skills and earn a high school diploma or equivalent have many options to choose from, so let’s help them understand the quality and accountability represented in our “official” programs.
It’s important to know what this logo represents:
- All programs utilizing this logo offer adult education programs that are supported in part or fully with state and federal funds by the Florida Department of Education.
- Programs follow state adopted curriculum frameworks that include college and career readiness standards. The frameworks are approved annually by the State Board of Education.
- Each program has the mission of serving students so they achieve the knowledge and skills needed to earn their high school diploma or equivalent, continue their education or training in postsecondary education, and/or for employment.
- Low tuition rates from $30 per term to $45 per semester make these programs very affordable.
There are many ways you can begin using the new logo so that it is recognizable in your community and potential students know this is a program in which they can trust. Only by repeated use will this logo gain any traction and be connected to official adult education programs. We hope you will put this new logo to work by placing it with your email contact information, website headers, all social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), blogs, business cards, letterhead and envelopes, posters, and other means used to encourage student recruitment and retention.
The ACE office will email a zip file to the Adult Education deans, directors and administrators containing the Florida Adult Education logo in a variety of formats, both in color and black and white:
- Vector EPS (for print production)
- Large JPEG
- Small JPEG
- Transparent PNG
You may also contact the ACE office and we will be happy to send you the file.
Welcome Stefany Deckard!
ACE of Florida would like to welcome the new Florida DOE Adult Education Director, Stefany Deckard. Stefany took over the position from Zelda Rogers, who retired in January. Like many of us in adult education, she came into this position after working in other areas of education. Stefany comes from the mid-west and began her career as a high school language arts teacher. She has her Master’s in Education. Two years ago, she and her family moved to Florida where she worked at the FLDOE as the CTE liaison for the Division of Career and Adult Education and Public Schools.
I had the privilege of working with Stefany in the planning of the Career and Adult Education Pathways Symposium. Stefany will be an enthusiastic advocate for adult education. She has the passion, commitment and is eager to learn all things about Florida’s adult education. If you have the opportunity, introduce yourself and get to know her. We are fortune to have Stefany and we welcome her.
Thanks to Jeff Arnott, Director, Adult Education, Brevard County Public Schools for his idea for this statewide logo and for heading up the Statewide Adult Education Branding and Recruitment Committee. Also thanks to members of the committee which include: Valorie Boyd, Executive Director, ACE of Florida; Shannah Kosek, Supervisor, Adult & Community Education, Clay County Public Schools; Susan Winters, Coordinator, Adult Education, Escambia County School District; Mary Bedford, President, Emergent Design and Development. A special thanks to Zelda Rogers, Director of Adult Education, FLDOE, Division of Career and Adult Education for her support of this initiative.
Let’s flood all of our adult education correspondence, branding and recruitment efforts with the Florida Adult Education – Pathway to a Brighter Future logo.