Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

Our Adult Education & Training Team

Melissa Carpenter Freedom Academy
Matt Etzel Garrett Public Library
Mark Franke Northeast Indiana community
Nancy Magginnis WorkOne Northeast
Ken McCrory DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership
Eric Pedersen Fetters Construction
Carol Platt Indiana Tech
Stephanie Ross Impact Institute
Terry Rayle DeKalb Chamber Partnership
Alison Rynearson IPFW
Anita Shepherd Freedom Academy
Kristie Trick Freedom Academy
Jerry Yoder DeKalb County community, Lean Enterprise
Tanya Young Outreach Coordinator, Ivy Tech Northeast

The work of each Learning Link action team is to:

  • create evaluation tools for measuring progress;
  • collect specific baseline data against which to measure progress;
  • work together to ensure clear communication between and among the action teams, the steering committee and the community at large;
  • work to facilitate communication between and among the community’s sectors, organizations and entities; and
  • perform these duties while always objectively considering what is best for the overall vision of the community rather than the interests of any one segment of the community.