Ms. Adams was born and raised in Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Upon graduating, she taught 8th grade Math and Writing which inspired Ms. Adams to serve with the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer teaching underprivileged children in a rural village in Uganda, East Africa. While in Uganda, she taught English Language Learners reading strategies as well as Math skills while also training future teachers at a Primary Teachers’ College for over two years. After returning from her service, she began teaching 5th-8th grade at a Regional Gifted Center. Ms. Adams continued her education earning her Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language from the American College of Education. Ms. Adams truly enjoys being a part of such a wonderful, inclusive community and is happy to be back for her 2nd year at Orozco!
Ms. Adams is an animal lover who enjoys spending her free time walking her dog by the lake and taking in the breathtaking city view. On the weekends she spends time with her grandma learning new recipes to cook.