Adult & Community Education

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    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 


    Fall 2020 Community Education Catalog!


    Community Education Update 7/31/2020: 


    Community Education Stakeholders,
    We hope you are doing well and having a safe & happy summer. On our end we are busy preparing for our Fall semester! Please note our office is now OPEN and staffed Monday through Friday 9:00AM-2:30PM. 
    A decision has been made to not mail a full 32 page catalog home to every District resident for this Fall/Winter session. Typically, we mail 31,000 catalogs home to District households, but due to the strict catalog timeline restrictions and a myriad of things still up in the air with K-12 schooling, we decided solely doing an electronic catalog will be most responsible at this time. The catalog publication, printing, and mailing is extremely costly and time consuming, and our fear is that we would send out a full catalog in the next few weeks, and have the printed product be inaccurate.
    With that being said, we are committing to mailing 31,000 POSTCARDS home to all District households that will guide you to our ONLINE catalog and ONLINE registration system. Our office team will be able to keep the online catalog and registration system 100% up to date in real time as things change. if you would like to have the physical catalog in your hands with the paper registration system/check payments, you will have the option of calling our office to request a catalog and registration form be mailed to your home. We will be printing a limited number of catalogs in-house just to have on hand for those scenarios. 
    Later this month we'll be releasing our Community Education reopening plan that will go into detail on the precautions and regulations we will follow as we look to start our Fall programming both traditional in-person instruction and virtual. 
    Please feel free to call the office should you have questions or concerns at (716) 874-8500. 

    Thank you for your continued support,

    Liza & Team

    Catalog Preview!

    Ken-Ton RoboThink Programming:

    VIRTUAL STEM CAMP              

    Community Education News - 7/7/2020:


    RoboThink SUMMER VIRTUAL Camp! 



    Quick Link for our Community Education Online Registration System!




    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