Al Adams received his Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A.T. from The Colorado College and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is in his fifth year of “rewirement” – consulting with independent school heads and trustees and coaching a number of school heads. This follows his 28 years as a head: five at the Cambridge School of Weston (MA) and 23 at San Francisco’s Lick-Wilmerding High School. Earlier in his career, Al was a teacher, coach and administrator at The Colorado Springs School (C.S.S.), was a founder of the K-6 Children’s School and head of C.S.S.’s pioneering, nationally-acclaimed Middle School. Al is best known in the education arena for his articles, presentations, workshops and advising on educational leadership, strategic thinking, institutional positioning, diversity/access/ inclusion and public:private partnerships. During Al's tenure, Lick-Wilmerding became recognized as a national independent school leader in the realms of (1) access, inclusion and student success, (2) its head, heart, hands curriculum, (3) modeling what it is to be a private school with public purpose.

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