Crosby receives award for work with adult education | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 27, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: February 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Delores Crosby was named Transition Specialist of the Year 2015-2016 by the S.C. Association of Adult and Community Education Region III on Feb. 12.
The “Celebrating Our Success” luncheon is held annually to recognize adult education employees from all over S.C. “My name was submitted. I didn’t even know I was nominated. It was a total surprise,” Crosby said. She didn’t get to attend the actual ceremony, however, because of conflicting plans but she still got her plaque and $100.
Crosby is a “transition specialist,” in charge of intake and career pathways with the Colleton County School District Adult Education Program. Basically, she meets with students wanting to get their GED and helps them determine what direction they want to take after they graduate.
“Getting your GED is the short process,” she said. “But you need to have a vision, know what you want to use this GED for, what doors it can open for you.”
She talks with students about available jobs, continuing education after the GED, the military and other options available once they graduate. She also maintains a career center with information on various careers, current job openings and other available programs in Colleton County.
Crosby has been with Adult Ed since October 2006, just after her retirement after 26 years as a school guidance counselor. “I wanted another job, just not a full-time job,” she said. “This was a brand new position, and I retired at the same time the job was created. And I’ve been here ever since.
“It’s similar to what I did as a guidance counselor, just with a different audience,” she said.