Felicia Adams — Area Superintendent Achieve 180
Felicia Adams has 23 years of experience in urban education and a proven track record in school improvement. She has served as a teacher, reading-teacher trainer, instructional supervisor, reading manager, and elementary and secondary principal before serving in her current role as school support officer/Achieve 180 program manager. In 2017, Adams led the work in launching the Achieve 180 program, which showed significant gains after one year of implementation.
Adams landed her first principal position at Lockhart Elementary School, which earned distinctions in both reading and math, and in the top 25 percent of students closing the achievement gap. Adams was a recipient of the HEB Excellence in Education Award in 2014. She became principal of Lanier Middle School in August 2014, and in one year, the percentage of students at Lanier Middle School performing at the master’s level showed tremendous gains in reading, math, science, and social studies. Additionally, Lanier made double-digit gains in student growth while earning all seven TEA state distinction designations. Adams also was honored with the HISD 2016 Secondary Principal of the Year award.
Adams earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree from Texas Southern University. In the Fall of 2017, she earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University of Texas at Austin. She has received multiple awards and honors for her work, including the University of Texas Nolan Estes Excellence in Leadership Award, HISD Secondary Principal of the Year, finalist for TASSP Region IV Principal of the Year, HEB Excellence Award Regional Winner, Central Region New Principal of the Year, Texas Honor Roll School, Top 5 Children at Risk Ranking, Title I Part A Distinguished Performance Award, and Just for the Kids Campaign for Higher Performing Schools in Texas.
Area Superintendent Felicia Adams
Houston Independent School District
4400 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501