Dr. Carolyn Zachry
Director Adult Education Office California Department of Education
Dr. Zachry is currently the State Director and Education Administrator for the Adult Education Office in the Career and College Transition Division (CCTD) at the California Department of Education (CDE). Her office is responsible for administration and management of the federal WIOA Title II grant as well as co-administration of the Adult Education Block Grant. Prior to her time in the Adult Education Office, Dr. Zachry was the administrator for the office with the federal Perkins and state CTE Incentive Grants. She was on the team responsible for the revisions to and professional development for the California Career Technical Education standards. She is the CDE representative to the Joint Special Populations Advisory Council, the California County Superintendents Education Services Association CTE council, and the president of the executive committee for the National Association for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). Prior to joining the CDE team, Dr. Zachry was a county office program coordinator where she started a County Administered Adult Education Program. Within her 34 years in education she has also served as a site principal and teacher.