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Build the Foundation for Your Future

Mansfield Adult Education is federally-funded through the Ohio Aspire grant and fiscally managed by Mansfield City Schools, serving students in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties.

Challenges Don’t Have to Hold You Back Anymore 

Mansfield Adult Education is designed to provide basic education to students for free. We work with you to take the next steps towards your education and career. 

  • Earn your GED®

  • Complete the Adult Diploma Program & earn a credential in your chosen field

  • Complete a Career Tech program 

  • Prepare for the ASVAB test

  • Prepare for your college entrance exam

  • Gain skills to advance your employment

Jaiden Byrd

“Mansfield Adult Education is helping me get my education for FREE and get a good career. I would have never been able to get it without this program and without the best teachers that keep me motivated!”

-Jaiden Byrd

Meet Our Team

Andrea Karpiak-Feasel, M.Ed.


(419) 525-6380 ext. 5

Andie enjoys making connections with students, staff, residents, and community leaders across Richland, Ashland, and Crawford counties. With nearly two decades of experience, her background is in teaching and she now gets to continue that role as the Program Coordinator for Mansfield Adult Education.

She sees her team of teachers and staff as integral partners, steering the program through its success and challenges. Transforming the lives of adult learners brings her fulfillment, especially when collaborating with community organizations. 

Beyond work, Andie cherishes moments with her family and friends. She, along with her husband has three children. In her leisure time, she takes pleasure in discovering new restaurants, watching live music, or simply unwinding with a movie night at home.

Charlene McPeek

Administrative Assistant 

(419) 525-6380 ext. 2

Charlene loves meeting the awesome students and being able to watch them succeed. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and long summer days in the sun.

Kayla Workman

Distance Education & Data Entry Specialist 

(419) 525-6380 ext. 3 

Kayla’s favorite part of working at Mansfield Adult Education is being able to become a small part of the students’ success stories. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys being outside, hiking, gardening, and exploring new places with her family. She loves to travel, and her favorite place to visit is Savannah, Georgia. 

Angie Botsko, BS

Career Navigator & Instructor at the Crawford Success Center

Angie teaches at the Crawford Success Center in Bucyrus. She also teaches the Adult Diploma Program, C.O.S.T. Angie enjoys building relationships with students, seeing what comes next for them, and being one step in their path to success along the way. Outside of the classroom, Angie spends her time with her friends and family, reading, and constantly working on home-improvement projects with her husband, Alex, and their labrador, Miller. 

Jack P. Macfarlane, Ed.D

Instructor at Mansfield Adult Education Center (W. 5th St.)

Jack teaches GED® test preparation classes in Math and Science, as well as classes for the Adult Diploma Program (ADP). Jack has been training and teaching adults for decades, both as a Senior Chief in the US Navy and as an instructor after the service. When he isn’t teaching, Jack likes to play the guitar and has recently reacquired an old hobby: model rocketry. 

Amanda Doan, BA Ed.

Online Reading & Math GED Instructor 

Amanda is married with two kids, a dog, four cats, and a flock of chickens. She loves spending time with her family exploring, traveling, eating good food, cooking, being outside, and listening to music.  Amanda looks forward to getting to know the students and helping them reach their goals!

Kathy Goodwin, BA

Madison Adult Career Center Instructor 

Kathy enjoys quality time with her family and friends. She loves spending time outdoors. During the day, Kathy is a Community Health Worker by day for families within the Mansfield City Schools and a teacher by night. 


Amy Stuttler, MA Ed.

Madison Adult Career Center Intervention Specialsit 

Amy teaches at the Madison location. She enjoys learning about each students’ unique journey. During the day, Amy teaches high school English at GOAL Digital Academy in Mansfield. When she is not in a classroom, you can find her spending time with family, playing music, traveling, trying new recipes, reading a good book, working on a DIY project, visiting a greenhouse, or cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Amy Close, BA/MSW

Orientation Specialist at Madison Adult Career Center

Amy enjoys supporting and encouraging students to achieve their academic advancements. Outside of work, Amy is a licensed Social Worker and licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She enjoys teaching and mentoring new practitioners to become licensed professionals. 

Steve Wilkinson, BA

Instructor at the Salvation Army Kroc Center

Steve is an instructor at the Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center as well as at the Community Alternative Center. He is very passionate about helping others better themselves and reach their goals. He enjoys being able to positively impact the lives of others. When he isn’t teaching, Steve is spending time with his wife of almost 19 years, and his two amazing children. He also enjoys watching sports, especially football. O-H! 

Dee Bell

Chief GED Examiner

Dee is passionate about this program. She enjoys being able to contribute to a positive change in the next chapter of a student’s life. As a retired, previous Director of ASPIRE, she now devotes most of her time to her husband of over 50 years, three grown children, and twin grandchildren. Dee loves a good mystery book or movie, and loves eating out with friends and family! 

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