Our Vision:

The Coal Creek Adult Education Center is a vital resource for our community and meets the educational needs of every motivated adult wanting to advance their education. Our high quality and professional classes empower our students to obtain their High School Equivalency, improve their basic skills, learn English, and become lifelong learners.


Our Values:

  • High expectations of instructors, staff, and students
  • Professional instructors and high quality classes
  • Empowered and motivated students
  • Good steward of resources
  • Positive member of the community

Bryan Holinka, Executive Director/Founder

Bryan founded Coal Creek Adult Education Center in 2014 in response to a local community colleges discontinuation of its adult education program seeing a vital need that was no longer being met in the north metro area.

  • Bryan has been teaching English as a Second Language since 1993 and directing adult education programs since 2002. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in intensive english programs both in Japan and in the United States as well adult and continuing education programs for non-profits and community colleges.
  • Bryan was president of the Colorado Adult Education Professional Association from 2006-2007 and currently serves as vice-chair of the Lafayette Public Library advisory board. He holds a B.A. in History from Boise State University, an M.A. in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a certificate in TESOL from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed the Leadership Development Certificate Program with the TESOL International Association.


Our Board of Directors:

Sarah Pak, President • Colorado Department of Higher Education

Brian Dare, Vice-President • FBC Remodel

Kate Pfeifer, Treasurer • University of Colorado-Boulder

Annette Micho, Secretary • Academic Advisor, Front Range Community College


Members at Large:
Lynnelle Mundt, Workforce Administrator, Broomfield Workforce Center



Many organizations and individuals support the work we do here at Coal Creek Adult Education Center. We can’t thank them enough for their financial and in-kind support. With their help we are able to keep our professional English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET) classes affordable to those student that have chosen to invest in their future and achieve their goals. Thank you!

• Broomfield Community Foundation

• Broomfield Health and Human Services

• Adams County Community Foundation

• Brighton Legacy Foundation

• City of Lafayette

• Union Pacific Foundation

• Community First Foundation

• Great Western Bank

• El Pomar Foundation

• Anschutz Foundation

• Brighton Legacy Foundation



Coal Creek Adult Education Center also partners with local school districts, community organizations, and government agencies to provide English as a Second Language classes and High School Equivalency classes to their clients and members of the community. These partnerships allow us to reach more and more students and help them achieve their English and academic goals.

• Brighton 27J

• Adams 12 Five Star Schools

• Almost Home Inc.

• Lafayette Public Library

• Broomfield Workforce Center

• Adams County WIOA youth program

• New America School- Thornton

• OUR Center- Longmont

• Brighton Housing Authority

• Northglenn United Methodist Church

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