State award received by Adult Ed head

Published 1:24 am Monday, May 16, 2005

By By RANDI K. PICKLEY / Niles Daily Star
NILES - A surprise was in store for Richard Klemm, Director of the Adult and Community Education Program in Niles, when he attended the Adult Education Technical Assistance Workshop held on May 10 at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids. He was recognized as "Administrator of the Year" for the Office of Adult Education in the Department of Labor and Economic Growth for the state of Michigan.
Klemm was chosen for the honor based on his integrity and outstanding leadership ability, and for his service to the state and to the adult education community in Michigan. He has earned respect among his peers while serving both alternative and adult students in their respective communities.
Klemm, having previously served in the Niles School District as both a behavior specialist and Assistant Principal at Ring Lardner Middle School, has also been on the Adult Education Task Force Committee for the past two years and on the Adult Education Advisory Committee, as well as the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education.
In the upcoming program year, Klemm will take on the role of facilitator of the Accountability Task Force.
The Board of Education will present Klemm with a plaque at the board meeting Monday night, honoring his service to adult and community education in the Niles Community Schools, and also for being awarded the distinction at the state conference.