HOUSTON – Oct. 20, 2017 – During a formal swearing-in ceremony in December, Trustee-elect Winford Adams – who ran unopposed for the district’s open position four – will become the newest member of the Spring ISD Board of Trustees.
A professional educator with 15 years’ experience in the field, Adams was inspired from an early age by the commitment and dedication of some of the best teachers in his own life, including his high school math teacher, Ms. Elois Irvin.
“I was inspired to become a teacher by Ms. Irvin,” Adams said. “She taught more than just math, she exemplified the transformative power of education to confront issues of equity and social justice.”
A first-generation college graduate, Adams received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and then served two years as a Teach for America corps member in South Louisiana before embarking on his own professional teaching career at schools in Austin and, later, Houston. Adams went on to teach math for several years prior to earning his law degree at the University of Houston. In the years since, he has served both as a policy consultant for Houston ISD and, in his current role, as Public Information and Policy Manager for the Harris County Department of Education.
Building on his own experiences as a classroom instructor and as an education policymaker, he plans to bring to the Spring ISD Board of Trustees both a passion for public education and a commitment to continual improvement. As the parent of three current Spring ISD students with his wife Angela, Adams also has a personal stake in ensuring the district provides a quality education for all children.
“We need energetic and enthusiastic oversight to ensure key imperatives and performance indicators are met, and to hold the administration and staff accountable,” Adams said. “We also need to prioritize funding for afterschool and summer learning programs, college and career readiness, dual-language programs, and staff professional development and compensation.”
Members of the Spring ISD community are invited to a meet-and-greet with Trustee-elect Adams from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 at the MI3 Community Center, 1135 Ella Crossing Dr. (Across from Westfield High School).
“As an educator myself,” Adams said, “I look forward to hearing from the community about what’s important to them in education, as well as about the challenges they see and the improvements they want for our community’s schools.”