I wanted my GED because I want to further my education, now I have it and I'm starting college in the fall. ~Angie Kinney Grad 2018
Great teacher and one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.I wanted my GED to show myself that I could do it,and also to show my sons that education is one of the most important things they could give themselves.One of the best decisions Ive ever made. Thank you Bev Haines
~ Megan Steeves Grad 2017
Just a note to say Thank you for providing the leadership for the Digital Literacy Course. What a great course and better yet...what a great instructor !!!!
You have the wonderful ability to be able to adapt to anyone's and everyone's learning abilities and level of education while making all feel welcome and "as smart as anyone else"..
that's a real gift.
I learned so much from the course to help me with my business and am so happy with my new skills (even though I could learn much more !!!!). I have to say, you impressed me the most when you took the time to help someone actually make reading easier......you were interested in her enough to go above and beyond !!! Thank you for being you !! I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks again. Have a great summer.
Debbie Nicholson, Woodstock
Please express my thanks to Western Valley Adult Learning Association Inc .
What a great opportunity for all of us !! So thankful to have been given this choice !!Hopefully this programcontinues on and on !!
There are many reasons for getting a GED. On of
the more obvious reasons is to get a better paying job. Going back to school for me means that I am able to participate in discussions abut the history of our country. That makes me feel better about
Going back to school has meant making new friends and meeting new people. Being able to interact with other students makes me more of a people person. We took a ten week course on learning more about a computer. That was very helpful to me. I have had a computer for 20 years and didn’t know half the things we were taught.
Getting a GED means being able to spend more time at home because I should be able to get a job closer to home. I have always wanted to finish school. I consider it part of a bucket list. I am looking forward to the future because I’m considering taking a course after I’m done with school. Welding is something I’m good at, so I may possibly take a welding course or something in automotive.
Being able to write this essay is a big accomplishment for me. I haven’t even written a letter to anyone before. I worked construction my whole life, so I never needed to finish school.
Now that I have a chance to finish school and change my future, I am going to take full advantage of that. There are more benefits to having a GED as well, like being able to help grandchildren with their homework. The kids love having Grandpa help them. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life.
I will be sixty years old in just over a year. I’m hoping that the years ahead of me are the best years ever. I have become a better person for going back to school. Everyone is so nice here. The teacher is very good at her job, and it is easy to learn from her.
~ Lonnie Pickard Grad 2018
Western Valley Adult Learning Association, Inc.
571 Route 190
Phone: 1-844-34 WVALA
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Western Valley Adult Learning Association Inc. (WVALA)
Working with community partners to provide learning opportunities for adults to upgrade their academic workplace skills.
Theresa Thomas - President
Francine St.Amand - Vice President
Charlotte Moorcraft - Treasurer
Margaret Johnson - Secretary
Diana Wasson - Director
Ann Bunker - Director
Robin Stanley - Director
Kelly DesRoches - Director
Dawn Spilman - Associate Member
Kelcy Kuhn - Associate Member