Planning Block(s): 3rd (600 Hallway), 5th, 6th
My name is Eric Adams, and I am teaching Academic English 12, Public Speaking (semester 1), and Creative Writing (semester 2) for the 2022/23 school year. I am also assisting our activities coordinator and continuing to serve as the chapter sponsor of the National English Honor Society.
I’m originally from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the home of world renowned artists Herman Melville, Norman Rockwell, James Taylor, and Peter Gordon. A fateful family trip to Washington DC when I was in 7th grade changed my worldview and my life. I left a freshly fallen 2.5 feet of March snow in the Berkshires and discovered blooming flowers and sunny, 60-degree weather in the nation’s capital. I remembered that trip and that beautiful early spring feeling during my junior and senior years of high school, as I was making decisions about college and beyond. In an effort to escape the icy cold Berkshire winters, I enrolled at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where I received a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
I returned to Goucher College in 2009 and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching. I then began my teaching career at a small, independent school in Alexandria, Virginia. During my tenure there, I taught English 9, 10 and 11, Writing 8, 9, 10, and 12, and served as the Writing Department chair and Coordinator of Faculty Mentorship.
I enrolled in the Education Leadership program at George Mason University, and finished my coursework in the summer of 2019. After moving to Ashburn, I began looking for opportunities to teach in Loudoun County so that I could effect change in my local community. I’m excited to continue this work at Freedom High School and look forward to a great year!
Please feel free to connect with me if you have any questions or would like to discuss my educational philosophy and approach.
Honors English 11
Academic English 12
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