About Red Deer's Adult Education Specialists

Academic Express Adult Education and Training is a member of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Academic Express delivers training in partnership with Advanced Education and Community Social Services.

Donna Hall B.A.

Donna has been an administrator and operator at Academic Express Adult Education and Training since 1998. She has worked in the field of adult education since 1985 and has taught at Community Colleges in Quebec City and at Red Deer College. Donna has designed and delivered numerous employment and training programs in partnership with Alberta Human Services - Alberta Works.  

Sidney Jarratt BBA

Sidney has been a director and accountant for Academic Express since 1998. He has worked in corporate and small business accounting for over 30 years.

Marilyn Luft B.A., B.ED. 

Marilyn has worked in the field of Adult Education since 1980. She has designed and delivered Trades Apprenticeship Preparation programs for the federal and provincial governments and is a Workplace Essential Skills specialist. Marilyn has taught Math and Science for the Trades, GED Preparation, and Workplace Essential Skills at Academic Express Adult Education and Training since 2005.

Esterina Manyluk 

Esterina has been teaching personal and professional development, Workplace Essential Skills, and GED Preparation at Academic Express Adult Education and Training since 2000. Esterina also instructs in the Continuing Education Department at Red Deer College. Esterina has organized many successful events in Red Deer over the years: Centre Fest, The Harms Reduction Conference, The Women's Show, just to name a few. Esterina is appreciated by the students in the Community Support Program for her insight and knowledge of women's issues.

Colin Evans

Academic Express Adult Education and Training has been blessed to have Colin as part of the team since 2012. Colin's background in physics (3rd year U of A) and 10 years experience as a Crane Operator provides invaluable knowledge in the teaching of math and science for the trades and GED Preparation. Colin's greatest qualities are his patience and his friendly easygoing personality.

Jason Hall B.Com

Jason is the newest addition to the team at Academic Express and he instructs the GED Preparation class on a part-time basis. We welcome Jason to Academic Express.

Our Mission is...

to provide adult education and training in a non-threatening and nurturing environment to students who are ready, willing, and able to make permanent changes in their lives.