Congratulations Jose A Adorno!
We are proud of you, of your accomplishments, and of the contributions that your years of service represent not only to New Britain Adult Education, but Adult Education throughout the state.
"The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them." --- Harold S. Geneen.
Below is the nomination that Mr. Fernandes submitted for Mr. Adorno.
I want to bring to your attention a herculean effort that was exerted by a member of the Adult Education staff. With the realization last spring that we would have to be remote either fully or partially in all classes this fall, a decision was made to develop a Google Suite for Adult Education.
Adult Education is not part of the New Britain K-12 registration program, and our students do not receive email addresses from the District. We needed to develop a way to get our students' email addresses. To get email addresses for our students to participate in our Google Suite, we would have to create them.
As Adult Education transitioned from in-person to remote learning, teachers who were not comfortable with technology had to be guided to accomplishing teaching in a completely different forum. This resulted in many long hours late into the night by Jose Adorno and Mary Segarra, guiding teachers to operate in the Zoom forum effectively.
Jose Adorno, the clerk for Adult Education, did all of this work. Jose spent time watching YouTube videos on how to start a Google Suite for our staff. He applied to Google Suite to get permission to open it and was denied. After multiple phone calls and the Director getting involved with the Google workers over the phone, they finally recognized us as a school. Jose spent the summer organizing our Google Suite. This included developing the classes in Google Classroom, developing email addresses for both staff and students, and being available for students and teachers to access the Google classes for assignments and the Zoom meetings.
Jose has done all this while helping the State Department of Education adopt a new student information management system. It is called LACES, and Jose served on the committee that selected the new system.
While getting all of our Adult Education programs started, Jose has been getting information cleaned up and entered into the new program. The primary issue we faced was that there is no program in place at this time to enter ongoing data for this year since July first. Jose created Google Docs that have allowed teachers to track attendance so when it is time to enter the new data into the new system, we will have the data all organized and accurate.
Nomination video submitted by Mr. Fernandes