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Myrick Achieves National Certification

Betty Myrick, director of West Kentucky Adult Education in McCracken County, has recently become a certified manager in program improvement (CMPI). This national certification is the first of its kind in the adult education and literacy field and signifies Myrick as a member of an elite group of professional managers.

To receive this credential, Leadership Excellence Academy participants must meet the requirements of an intensive two-year training program and complete a program improvement project within their organization. Kentucky is one of only nine states in which adult educators have achieved this national certification.

Myrick, a Paducah resident, has worked at the adult education program located at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for four years and has been director for three years. Originally from Illinois, Myrick has 14 years of experience in adult education.

The Leadership Excellence Academy was developed by the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and ProLiteracy to support continuous improvement and high quality educational services for adult learners. Academy participants complete an intensive two-year training program based upon current research on adult learning and best practices for adult education and literacy programs.