Meet the Staff

Nichole_webNichole Braun Nichole is the Director of the Newport Adult Learning Centers.  She started teaching GED in Dayton, KY in 1998. Her excitement about Adult Education and Family Literacy is evident to anyone who asks her.  Nichole has two boys, and loves to spend time with her family doing outdoor activities.  You can contact Nichole with any questions at
TRoheTricia Rohe Tricia Rohe is the Assistant Program Director at the Newport Adult Learning Centers. She started at NALC in 2001. Working with adults on their educational goals is what motivates her. Tricia teaches all areas of the GED at the Campbell County Detention Center. Tricia enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and working-out when she is not at work.
Holly_web Holly Cetrulo Holly has been teaching in the Newport and Campbell County area for 21 years. She joined the staff of the Newport Adult Learning Center in 2009. She teaches RLA including, reading, language, and science and enjoys helping students reach their goals. When not teaching, Holly likes to camp, boat, travel and attend sports events with her family.

Brenda Hall

Brenda has been with Newport Adult Learning Center since 1997. She teaches a variety of classes in both the day and evening program. Students have always commented on how patient Brenda is and how comfortable they are in her classes. Brenda enjoys reading, walking in the community and visiting with family in eastern Kentucky.

Shellie Massey

Shellie, “STELLA” Massey joined the staff of Newport Adult Learning Centers in 2000. She splits her time between the CET and NALC locations. Shellie helps students with math and knows just what to say to a student who may be frustrated or discouraged with their studies. Shellie loves spending her free time with her grandchildren.

Jenny Helson

Jenny has been teaching in Adult Education since 2001. She oversees the GED/Adult Ed program at CET in Watertown Square. In this collaboration, Jenny works with the youth in the Step-Up program as well as providing Adult Education services for CET. When not at work Jenny is busy managing fun and often hectic life with her 3 sons’ school and sports schedules.

Peggy Walsh

Peggy stared teaching at the Adult Learning Center in December 2008.  Her degree in Education as well as being a mother and grandmother makes her a perfect fit.  Peggy is a sports enthusiast and enjoys biking, hiking, yoga and swimming.

Donna Whitworth

Donna is often the friendly voice you hear when calling NALC. She greets students and deals with testing and paperwork but, her favorite job is encouraging students to stick with the program and reach their goals. Donna knows all about this since she is a graduate of Newport Adult Learning Center.
personblankSteve Krist Steve brings laughter and fun to the sometimes stressful world of mathematics. He cares deeply for the students and works tirelessly to help them succeed. He can be found teaching daytime classes at the main NALC site.