COABE Announces New Operations Director: Michelle Chiles


The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is pleased to name Michelle Chiles as their new Operations Director. Michelle has served in a variety of positions since joining the organization just six years ago. Michelle's path has been marked by hard work and the desire to always represent COABE well. She started as temporary data entry help, moved to registration clerk, then coordinator, and most recently, office manager, a position she held for the last two years. She has always served with dedication and professionalism, often going the extra mile to ensure excellent service for COABE members and the board. She is known for her responsiveness and knowledge of the organization, as she is involved in many facets of the day-to-day operations of the organization. It is with pleasure, and with the approval of COABE President Kaye Sharbono, that COABE promotes Michelle to Operations Director!

COABE’s mission is to inspire educators so adults succeed and communities thrive. The Coalition on Adult Basic Education exists to provide leadership, communication, professional development, and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners to advance quality services for all adult learners. COABE represents the field of 55,000 adult educators and provides a variety of services, including professional development through annual, state-of-the-art national conferences, more than 40 webinars annually, and a peer reviewed journal. COABE also recently launched an award winning national public awareness campaign and an advocacy campaign that has enabled more than 50,000 connections with legislators since April 2017.