Adult & Community Education for Kenmore, Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY & the Surrounding Communities

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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 Kenmore, Tonawanda, and Buffalo, NY community. From GED classes to English classes, we have the programs and instructors to help you. We offer:

    • The most extensive catalog of community-driven educational courses and activities in Western New York
    • 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
    • TASCTM testing for persons wishing to attain a NYS High School Equivalency diploma 




    We're only a few months into our school year and our High School Equivalency students are WORKING HARD! 





    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:


    (716) 874-8500 ext. 32622


    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


    Kimberly Black  

    Distance Learning (GRASP) Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 


    Erin Graham 

    High School Equivalency Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 X 32221


    Jaime Herbeck 

    ESL Level III 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


    Kim Spriegel 

    ESL Level II Instructor

    (716) 874-8403 ext. 32229


    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