About Blue River Adult Education

Blue River Career Programs (BRCP), was formed in 1972 in response to the needs of the community to prepare students for current and emerging careers. The Adult Education Department serves Johnson, Marion, and Shelby counties. Services include adult education (AE) and literacy activities, High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, English Language Learner (ELL) instruction, and several certificated adult training programs. In addition, BRCP is an approved HSE testing site. Throughout its 40+ year history, the AE Department has endeavored to serve as a gateway and connector to resources in employment, education, and social services and provide the tools to support learners in creating positive changes in their lives. Collaborative education and training opportunities with community stakeholders continue to be the basis of our educational philosophy and efforts.

Funding is available for students to register for classes unless students prefer to self pay.  Cancellations will be refunded 100 percent up to 48 hours prior to start of the course. No refund will be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the start of the course.

Meet Our Staff

Noe Cardona

Instructor-Southeast Community Services (Indianapolis)

Kate Kuonen
Instructor-Southeast Community Services (Indianapolis)

“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.” — Anne Frank
Lisa Chandler

Teacher’s Aide – Edinburgh

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Taylor Beller

Adult Education Coordinator

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Cory Sevier

HSE Prep Instructor – Edinburgh

“Wise men plant trees under which they will never sit.” – Greek Proverb


Jessica Collier

HSE Prep Instructor – Shelbyville

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge

Sarah Chappelo

Instructor, Shelbyville YMCA

“Life as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Gandhi

Rylie Bayless

Intake Specialist- Shelbyville

Mary Clark

Intake Specialist-Indianapolis

You must be the change you wish to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi