Ms. Adamson arrives this coming year to the Carver Educational Services Center, bringing with her a wealth of experience and dedication to MCPS. Her position as Instructionalist Specialist for Student Leadership, SSL, and Volunteers, ties closely with the student-led advocacy of MCR. Below, Ms. Adamson shares her experiences and goals in an interview with the Public Relations department.
Could you tell us about your educational and professional background prior to serving in your new role?
I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I started my career as a middle school special education teacher in Cleveland. I relocated to Maryland in 2006, where I began my career as an assistant principal at Watkins Mill High School. In addition to WMHS, I have proudly served as an assistant principal at Magruder and Damascus High School. I am enthusiastic about my new role as the instructional specialist for Student Leadership, Student Service Learning, and Volunteers.
What are you most looking forward to in your position as Instructional Specialist?
I am looking forward to supporting students, schools, and families of MCPS. In my new role, I will be able to work with a variety of school communities to help create new opportunities for student leadership and service learning opportunities.
What is one long-term goal you’d like to see accomplished while serving in your new position?
I would like to support and encourage more middle school students to complete their student service learning hours before high school. High School comes with a different set of expectations and demands, by students completing their hours early they can enjoy the full high school experience that includes academics, extra-curricular activities, jobs and social events.
How do you see yourself collaborating with student leaders in the next year?
Collaboration is the foundation of my role as an instructional specialist, I plan to meet, plan, and work side by side with the student leaders of MCPS to help accomplish their goals for this school year.
As the 2018-2019 school year begins, the MCR Executive Board looks forward to working closely with Ms. Adamson in student leadership development. The Executive Board hopes to foster a close relationship with Montgomery County Public Schools’ newest instructional specialist throughout the coming years.
Written by Emily Tian
Photo Courtesy of MCPS
Published by PR Department