excellence in adult education

Erin Vobornik teaches ESL (all levels) at Elgin Community College. She also works for COABE as the Students as Leaders Coordinator. She is COABE’s 2021 State Advocate for Adult Education for Illinois, an IACEA Junior Director for Region 2, and the co-chair of IACEA’s legislative committee. Additionally, She co-hosts COABE’s Adult Ed Advocast podcast. She has been in adult education for 9 years now teaching HSE, ESL, IET, bridge, and learning community classes. Since the March 2020 whirlwind, she has taught both in-person and fully remote adult education classes. She is passionate about advocacy, student leadership, and equitable learning opportunities. Erin is also the chair of the UDL Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTAE) special interest group.