Adult & Community Education

  • Community Ed Logo

    Welcome to Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Adult & Community Education! We are the leading provider of educational programs and lifelong learning for people of all ages in the Ken-Ton community. We offer:

    • The most extensive catalog of community-driven educational courses and activities in Western New York
    • Opportunities to learn new hobbies and pursue your passions
    • Programs for school-age children, such as sports and driver education
    • Comprehensive resources for those seeking a High School Equivalency diploma (formerly GED)
    • College and workplace skill development
    • English as a Second Language instruction
    • Pre-Collegiate classes in math and English through a partnership with SUNY Erie 
    • TASCTM testing for persons wishing to attain a NYS High School Equivalency diploma 



    Community Education News - 7/7/2020:


    RoboThink SUMMER VIRTUAL Camp!


    Community Education News - 5/14/2020:

    We are pleased to offer your learner a virtual Introduction to Coding and Video Game Design programming! Click the link here for more information! You can register online here also. 

    RoboThink ONLINE Flyer



    Community Education News - 2/20/2020:

    It's here! The Spring/Summer 2020 Community Education catalog! Catalogs will be delivered to all District households by March 1st. Registration for Spring/Summer courses begins March 2nd at noon! Here's a sneak peak of our most up to date catalog! We are proud to be bringing a number of new and exciting educational and enriching courses to you. 

    Spring/Summer 2020 Catalog 


    Quick Link for our Community Education Online Registration System!



    Community Education  News - 2/20/2020:

    Our office is busy ramping up for the Spring/Summer 2020 course offerings and we are excited to bring you the following new courses.

    • Kitchen Herb Garden
    • Advanced Planning 101
    • Clever Collages
    • Community Band Group
    • Laughter Yoga
    • Engineering for Kids Summer Camp
    • Understanding Alzheimer's/10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's 
    • American Sign Language for Adults
    • American Sign Language for Kids  
    • Aqua Zumba - SowFit Buffalo
    • Silver Sneakers Boom - SowFit Buffalo
    • Generation Pound for kids - SowFit Buffalo 
    • Ken-Ton Hall Walkers Club 

    Keep an eye out for the catalog arrival the week of February 24th, 2020, and registration for Spring and Summer courses begin March 2nd, 2020! Thank you for your continued support of our programs! 


    Department News - 2/20/2020:

     The Community Education office welcomes Kate Simmons and Donna Dzikowski to our clerical team! Don't forget - our office has moved to KMS Room 231. Come visit Donna and Kate and welcome them to our team!


    Interested in our community education offerings?

    Visit the Community Education Page where you can find payment/registration information, register online, propose a new course offering, and more. To view the most recent catalog click the link below! 


    Looking for information on high school equivalency/GED preparation or adult education programs?

    Visit the High School Equivalency/GED Page to learn about resources that will help you earn your High School Equivalency (GED). You can also visit the Adult Education Page for additional educational resources for adults including basic education classes and the Pre-Collegiate Programs Page to learn about the Pathways to Success/Pre-Collegiate Programs partnership with Erie Community College.


    Want to know more about our English as a Second Language instruction?

    Visit the English as a Second Language Page to learn about programs that offer language and skill development opportunities for non-English speaking learners.


  • Adult & Community Education

    Liza M. Acanfora


    (716) 874-8400 ext. 32232

     Office Information:

    Kenmore Middle School 

    155 Delaware Road

    Buffalo, NY 14217

    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The office is closed on all school district holidays and during recesses. Visit the District Calendar Page for district calendar information.

    When the Ken-Ton School District is closed due to weather conditions, adult and community education programs will also be cancelled. 

    Contact Information (Community Education)

    Office Hours, Monday- Friday 9:00AM-2:30PM

    Room 231:

    Donna Dzikowski

    Senior Clerk Typist

    (716) 874-8500 ext. 


    Kate Simmons 

    Clerk Typist

    (716) 874-8500 ext. 32621


    Contact Information (Adult Education)

    Room 230: 


    Sonia Ayadi 

    ESL Level I Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 ext. 32226


    Dana Cohen

    ESL Evening Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 


    Nancy Fernandez

    High School Equivalency Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 


    Linda Gruber   

    Distance Learning (GRASP) Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 


    Jaime Herbeck 

    ESL Level II Instructor 

    (716) 874-8403 ext. 32226


    Denise Jurewicz

    Teacher Aide/Intake and Assessment 

    (716) 874-8403 ext. 32631


    Jim Nowak

    High School Equivalency Instructor


    Brian Smith

    High School Equivalency Instructor


    Case Management/Career Counseling Office

    (716) 874-8403 ext. 32632


    Paula Gardner

    SUNY Erie Pathways Mentor


    Ken Jarosz

    Catholic Charities Employment Counselor


    Jim Szwejbka

    Catholic Charities Counselor 


    Emily Tennant-Koller

    SNAP Grant Case Manager