Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.
Chief Program Officer
Gloria Spruce is a Certified Adult Education Trainer, Instructor, and Administrator whose experience ranges from elementary through post-secondary schools in the areas of instruction, administration, curriculum design, standards-based education/lesson planning, employability skills-infused lesson planning, workforce literacy, data management, grant compliance, professional development training, and grant writing. In the area of adult instruction and ESL curriculum design, she offers a vast array of knowledge in standards writing & implementation, soft skills-infused lesson training, forward-thinking teaching strategies, lesson design and coaching, and organization of learner-centered lessons. Her expertise in soft skills integration translates into customized coaching at the K-12 and adult program levels. Gloria is the current CEO/Founder of Refined Solutions Group of Houston, TX where she specializes in business consulting, business strategy, individual/corporate taxes, curriculum design, grant writing, and entrepreneurship training and webinars. Gloria also works full-time with the Adult Education Center as the Instruction & Professional Development Manager in Pearland, Texas which focuses on providing employability skills, high school equivalency test preparation, and ESL (English as a second language) classes to those in the community. In addition, Gloria is the co-author of English for Nail Salons a contextualized curriculum focusing on ESL within the Cosmetology industry.