Dr. Adams was born in Rockingham County, NC. After 25 years of working in K-12 public schools in Forsyth County, she chose to work as a teacher educator. She worked at UNC-Greensboro for three years before coming to Salem College. Dr. Adams chose to come to Salem College as an adjunct instructor in 2010. She was impressed by the public school personnel with whom she worked who had earned their degrees at Salem. Dr. Adams believes that a women’s college provides good preparation for leadership in any profession.
Dr. Adams earned her undergraduate degree in Intermediate Education at UNC-Greensboro, her master’s degree in Middle Grades Education at Appalachian State University, and her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at UNC-Greensboro.
For students who are contemplating entering the teaching profession, Dr. Adams states that teaching is the most rewarding work she can envision and that schools need the best and brightest teachers in every classroom!
Dr. Adams is surrounded by teachers both at work and at home. Her mother was a teacher, her husband was a teacher, and her daughter is currently a teacher. Her son, however, broke the trend and became an attorney. Dr. Adams is the proud grandmother of two boys. One grandson is in high school while the other is a preschooler.
“The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.”
― Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time