Company: Clayton County Public Schools
Location: Loganville, Georgia, United States
Michael Adams, Teacher at Clayton County Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in middle and high school education.
After excelling as a corrections officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections from 2007 to 2017 and a forensic services technician with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities from 2017 to 2019, Mr. Adams decided that he wanted to have more of a direct impact on young people. He re-entered college to acquire teaching credentials and while matriculating at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, he became involved in National History Day, where he judged middle and high school students’ social studies projects and learned a lot about excellence in the social sciences. Since 2019, he has flourished as an educator in the Clayton County Public Schools.
After becoming a teacher, Mr. Adams vowed that every student that entered his classroom would become better communicators and critical thinkers. He implemented open class discussion and individual opportunities to speak, where he would call upon students and have them present their opinion on a pop culture issue or historical fact. He would always cater the question or task to the students’ abilities in order to build confidence and receive the most participation out of those selected.
Mr. Adams has taken great pride in improving the lives of students that were thought to be unreachable. In coming years, he intends to further his education, teach in college and conduct specialized research and broaden his teaching experience in subjects such as law and economics as well as work as an instructional coach.
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