Adult Education

Adult and Community Education Center
2300 Victoria St.
Beaumont TX 77705
409-617-5760  or 409-617-5143
GED Testing: 409-617-5130
Jessie Kibbles - Director
Jo Walker - Secretary 409-617-6161
Penny Wooten - Community Education Coordinator 409-617-5208
Calvin Williams - Dean of Students 409-617-5764
Mike Smith - Curriculum Coordinator 409-617-7216
Lisa Young - Assessment 409-617-5762
Verdia White - Attendance 409-617-5760

General Information
Adult Education is funded through the Texas Education Agency and authorized under Section 322 of the Education Act, and amended by Public Law 102-73. The Texas State Plan for Adult Education has been adopted and approved by the State Board of Education. Section 322 is designed to expand, improve and initate high quality Adult Education Programs. A critical use of funds is "the development of programs for adults who lack basic skills severly limiting the ability to have a positive effect on the literacy of their children." BISD is the Fiscal Agent for 14 school districts and other agencies, clients and participants.
Program Offerings
  • Adult Basic Literacy
  • Secondary Instruction in
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • English as Second language
  • PRE-GED Testing & Instruction
  • Preparation for the GED Exam
  • Instruction in Computer Skill - life skills
  • Transition to Workforce
  • Annual "Cap Gown Graduation" 
Department Personnel
Instructional Staff

Walter Kyles
Tara Byars -- Advance ESL
Diana Rodriguez -- ESL Aide
Johnnie Arline -- Beginning ESL
Maria Lydia Delacroix  -- ESL Aide
Allen James -- Math
Kristi Parker -- Distance Learning  
Marion Owens -- Science/Social Studies
Shannon Castille -- English
Raymond Ruth -- Data Entry
Wanda Phelan -- Computer Lab
Olivia Matthews -- Clerk

Evening Staff

Florence Andrews -- GED all Subjects/Testing
Debora Chapman -- Aide
Angela Gauthier -- GED all subjects
Edgar Hinson -- Aide
Catherine Lewis -- ABE
Rosemary Mathis -- ESL
Rosylyn Bias -- Aide

Jefferson County Corrections Personnel                                       
Darlene Johnson                                                       
Tammy Markum                                                                                
Wanda Sue Miller                                                        
Restitution II
Allen James