Union Adult Learning Center
Director of Adult Education
Dr. Amy McCready is in her 28th year in public education and 15th with Union Public Schools. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Sports Management from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and her Administrative Certification from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. McCready completed her Ed.D. at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa in 2020.
While at Union, McCready has served as Director of Union’s spirit programs, Assistant Principal at the Intermediate High School, Assistant Principal at the Alternative School, Principal of the ASPIRE Program in addition to serving as the Assistant Director of the Adult Learning Center and Assistant Director of Union Virtual. Dr. McCready was named the Director of the Adult Education Program in 2021.
Before coming to Union, McCready was at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, for 13 years, where she taught math and was an Assistant Principal. She was recognized as a Teacher of the Month, TeenInk Honorable Mention Educator of the Year, and a Top Dawg in Teaching. McCready’s interests include spending time with her husband, Matt, who is Union’s Director of Fine Arts, and with friends and family. She also enjoys playing trumpet and piano, supporting the Jayhawks and traveling.
Associate Director of Adult Education
Jesi McGhee is in her 14th year in public education at Union Public Schools. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Painting from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. She received her Master of Science in Educational Leadership and administrative certification from Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, OK in 2012.
While at Union, McGhee has served as a visual art instructor, activity specialist and academic specialist for the Carrera Program, as well as guidance specialist for the Adult Education Program. She is currently the Associate Director of the Adult Learning Center. McGhee’s interests include spending time with her husband and children, traveling to various art museums, and creating 2-D artwork.
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UALC Testing Center
Regular Test Center Hours
9 a.m. - 4:45 pm, Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday
Monday, Aug. 2nd, 12am to Thursday, Aug. 5th, 11:45pm
This is an online event.
Open enrollment is for any student who would like to take ESL or HSE classes with our program. The enrollment link will be one our website ualc.unionps.org. ESL students will go to the ESL enrollment page and HSE students will go to the HSE enrollment page. Students will fill out the enrollment form online and a staff member will contact them to schedule a time to complete pre-testing requirements. The link for enrollment forms will close on August 5th. You must submit an enrollment form within these dates to enroll in classes.
Click HERE for ESL enrollment.
Click HERE for HSE enrollment.
Union Adult Learning Center
Union Public Schools provides adult education classes to the community at the Union Adult Learning Center (UALC). Partnering with Career Tech and CAP Tulsa, UALC provides GED and HiSET preparation classes, as well as English as a Second Language classes for those interested in furthering their education and expanding their knowledge and use of the English language.
All classes at UALC are available at no cost to the students.
Union ALC is also home to the Union Public Schools Testing Center where individuals can register and take the official GED and HiSET exams.