The CAEC program was formerly known as the GED program
      The CAEC program was formerly known as the GED program

Our WVALA Team

Meet our dedicated team members

Tobique First Nation


Perth Andover Adult Learning Centre

13100 Route 105
Neqotkuk First Nation (formerly known as Tobique First Nation) NB E7H 3Y4
Facilitator: Basil Kazakos
Phone : (506) 273-0552


I have provided education and professional development to students and educators across Canada over the last    40 + years. Throughout my career in education, I have had several roles; regular, special education and alternative teacher, guidance counselor, principal,  as well as having worked at the           pre-amalgamated district office in different areas.  I have taught students from elementary through to adult education.  In my spare time, I am a musician, writer and workshop facilitator. 



Bath Adult Learning Centre
163 B Church St
Bath, NB E7J 1A7
Facilitator: Bev Haines
Phone: (506) 278-5710


Bev Haines Recipient of the

Carleton Victoria Outstanding Citizen Award for 2023


I have three children and 7 grandchildren.  My family is my life. I am a black belt in a martial arts program, Kung Fu for 16 years.
I completed the GED and received my diploma in 1977.
Completed Microcomputer Business Certificate program at Eastern Business College (then called CompuCollege.)
I completed the Adult Education Diploma through UNB while working in the Adult Learning Program.
I believe that everyone has a right to an education, regardless if it is through our school system, or adult diploma program or through GED. Our adult learning program gives our students a chance to better their lives starting with getting their GED.
The adult learning program is a first step for our students getting a better job, going on to College, or in some cases even on to University.
Having worked for the Adult Learning Program for 22 years, I have see many changes and they have all be for the betterment of our program and giving our best to the students. The best thing about working with my students is their different personalities, their experiences, and their personal stories. My classroom is very open, friendly, and we all share the things that happen in our lives.
You can see their confidence grow with each exam they complete.  Seeing their expressions and joy of accomplishments when they receive their diploma is the most rewarding thing about working with my students.  Graduation Day is the ultimate acknowledgement for our students.

Woodstock Adult Learning Centre
100 Broadway St
Woodstock, NB E7M 5C5
Facilitator: Joanne McIsaac
Phone: (506) 328-4779


Joanne McIsaac Recipient of

the Council of the Federation

2023 Literacy Award.

The Award celebrates exceptional achievement, innovative practice and excellence in literacy.


Joanne McIsaac, National Inclusive Education Award Recipient for 2020


Joanne firmly believes education has the power to change lives. As a GED instructor, Joanne sees the best in everyone, helping all students to realize their potential. She is an educator who goes above and beyond.



Woodstock First Nation

Adult Learning Centre
3 Wulastook Court
Woodstock First Nation, NB E7M 4K6
Facilitator: Maria Donovan
Phone: (506) 575-4974


Ancient proverbs say  "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." My journey began with obtaining my high school equivalency.  I later went on to successfully complete the Human Services Counsellor program at New Brunswick Community College in Woodstock and worked in human services for over ten years. I went on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts from St Thomas University, and in 2007 I earned my Bachelor of Education degree at 40 years old.  

I have experience teaching all grades (pre-k-12) in the public school system both here at home supply teaching up and down the St John River Valley, as well as in Alberta where I spent two years with the Fort McMurray School District and one year with Calgary School District.       I have experience in adult education having taught the Human Services and Early Childhood Education program at NBCC Woodstock and taught Workplace Essential Skills.

   I am proof that it's never too late to learn and pursue your dreams. One of the hardest steps to take is the first one.


Hartland Distance Learning

31 Orser Street Unit #1

Hartland, NB E7P 1R4

Facilitator: Calvin Brymer

Phone: (506) 324-3929


Graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Education degree. Taught in public school for 28 years, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 8. I also was able to coach many different sports, which gave me the opportunity to get to know the students outside the classroom.

One of my goals was to teach adults, and I am excited about the opportunity to do that. One valuable lesson I learned early in my career, which will always hold true, is that students (young and old) don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

I look forward to being able to help people who want to make a better life for themselves and their family.



Digital Literacy Facilitator

571 Route 190
Carlingford, NB E7H 4J7

Phone: (506) 273-0972

Contact Us Today!

Western Valley Adult Learning Association, Inc.

571 Route 190
Carlingford, NB

E7H 4J7

Phone: 1-844-34 WVALA


To inquire about a specific

class please contact the

instructor directly or the

Program Manager.

Perth-Andover Head Office



Western Valley Adult Learning Association 
571 Route 190
Carlingford, NB, E7H 4J7
Tel: 273-6177
Fax: 273-6178

Toll-Free: 1-844-34-WVALA (98252)


Western Valley Adult Learning Association  Inc. (WVALA)


Working with community partners to provide learning opportunities for adults to upgrade their academic workplace skills.


Board Members

Vacant - President

Vacant -  Vice President

Kim Jensen - Treasurer

Penny Giberson - Secretary 

Theresa Thomas - Director

Renee Ward - Director 

Wendy Marr - Director

Nada Omer - Director


Manon Daneau - Associate Member

Stephanie Paul - Associate Member


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