Continuing Education Class is a part-time program designed to accommodate adults that have graduated from MLC or other area schools and are looking to continue services with programs in music, PE, yoga and art. Creating market products such as food, jewelry and pottery helps trainees with valuable job skills while circuit training classes help keep them healthy and active. Most adults in the CEC work part-time positions and attend the classes on their days off.
Kay Hardin - Adult Program Director
Kay received her Bachelors Degree From the University of Memphis and her Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education from Georgetown, Kentucky. Before MLC, Kay worked in the Memphis City Schools for 31 years and in Lexington Kentucky for 4 years. She is married to Kevin and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys scuba diving, boating, water sports, horseback riding, seafood, Italian and Mexican food. Kay feels that God has truly blessed her to work with the special angels at MLC. Each day brings her so much happiness. She loves how the staff all works together to equip the students and adults with knowledge and skills to be the best they can be.
Rob Crone -Supervisor - Job Coach
Rob attended the University Of Memphis, where he received his degree in Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services. He began working at Madonna Learning Center in 2019. Before MLC, Rob was an assistant at the Seed Program for 2 years. Rob enjoys playing basketball, growing vegetables in his garden, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite foods are pizza, asparagus, and honey chicken. MLC has been a part of Rob's life for many years. He loves that it provides a community for children and adults with special needs and allows them to strive to be the best they can be! He is very happy to officially make MLC a part of his life.
Rosemary Batts - Assistant Supervisor
Rosemary attended Hillsborough Community College. She has worked at Madonna Learning Center for 32 years, she began working at MLC in 1987. She has been an Assistant at all levels and all classrooms throughout the years at MLC. She spent almost 15 years in the Senior High Classroom. Rosemary is married to Bill Batts and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She loves to cook! She comes from a very Italian family, so Italian food is her favorite. Rosemary feels that there is no place like a "Home Away From Home" - which is what MLC is for her. Madonna staff and students are her extended family. She says, '"We become family, while staying professional! Together We Can!"
Jake Edwards - Supervisor - Job Coach
Jake received his Bachelors in Physical Education from the Univeristy of Memphis, and is currently working on his Masters in Adaptive Physical Education at the University of Memphis. Jake has been at Madonna Learning Center for 4 years. He has also taught swimming at the University of Memphis. Jake is married to Emily Banks Edwards, and they have a 'Dorkie' named Lilo. Jake loves to fish, and play basketball. He also loves Huey's cheese fries, tacos and crawfish. Jake loves seeing all the the students smiling and enjoying every minute they are at school. He believes that you can feel the love at Madonna Learning Center, right when you walk in the door.