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April 2023 Newsletter

Earlier in March, Ashley, Felicia, Jacob, Antonio, and Ben all graduated from the COST program. This program is a partnership between Madison Adult Career Center and Mansfield Adult Education Aspire.

Find out more about upcoming events and important dates like orientation dates and GED testing dates in our monthly newsletters.

Download the April 2023 Newsletter here.

Employee Spotlights – Andrea Karpiak-Feasel

Meet our November spotlight employee, Andrea Karpiak-Feasel. Andie is our Program Coordinator for the Mansfield Adult Education Aspire Program. She is innovative and leads with a big heart. Her forward thinking ideas and inquisitive mindset have helped the growth of the program.

Andie also enjoys being with her family and friends and making people laugh. Thank you, Andie, for all of your hard work and dedication! 

What do you like most about working for MCS Adult Education?

“I get so excited about building new programming for our students and seeing it all come together. Working together as a team with such a great staff makes coming to work every day so much fun!”

How long have you worked for Aspire?

Four years altogether 2016-2018/2020-2022

Who has made the most impact on your career choice?

My teachers at St. Mary School impacted my decision to have a career in education. They brought learning to life, and the small classroom environment allowed the teachers to build relationships with their students.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Math – but only when I got to middle school through high school. It didn’t come easy to me, but I enjoyed the challenge.

What’s your favorite food?

It depends on my mood, but my go-to is Chinese, Italian, and good ol’ American cheeseburgers and fries.

What made you decide to teach?

I had great teachers from elementary through high school. They were very influential during my life. 

National Custodial Workers Recognition Day

Meet Tina Mehl. Tina has been with our team for two years and has quickly become part of our Aspire family. She is devoted, trustworthy, and always ensures that we have a safe and clean learning environment.

When Tina isn’t here, you can find her working on her next adventure, spending time with her family, or hanging out with her dog, Rango. We are so fortunate to have her on our team. Thank you, Tina, for all you do! 

Employee Spotlight – Brandi Walker

Brandi is our Spotlight Employee for the month of June! Brandi wears many hats at our West Fifth location. She is our Transition and our Orientation Specialist. Also, she operates our virtual math and science classes. When she isn’t here fulfilling her passion for teaching, you may find her acting as the worship director for her church, traveling with her husband and kiddos, or watching her favorite sports teams. Brandi has a shining personality and passion for life. We are so fortunate to have her as a part of our team!  

What do you like most about working for MCS Adult Education?

“My favorite part of working here is having the opportunity to be most of our student’s first point of face to face contact and being able to give a good first impression of not only our programs services but of our genuine desire to help everyone be successful and help them to feel more motivated and confident in themselves!” 

How long have you worked for Aspire?

7 years

Do you have any hidden talents?

Play the piano & sing

Who has made the most impact on your career choice?

Charles Winger gave me so many unique opportunities to grow as a professional

Favorite subject in school?


What’s your favorite food?

Pizza or Cereal

What made you decide to teach?

My Math teachers in college made it seem SO hard, but I would go home and teach myself/figure it out and decided I should teach Math in a way that’s not so hard and scary!

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