Kanesha Adams

Out of School Program Director

Kanesha Adams, a Ph.D student in the Educational Leadership department at the University of Alabama is an educator, advocate, and “change agent.” She most recently served as a Literacy Specialist in the Watson Chapel School District in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and as a humanities content leader for Teach for America. She has served new teachers with Arkansas Teacher Corps and believes that learning is a life-long process. Kanesha received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she studied Criminal Justice and Sociology. While at UALR, Kanesha joined the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, was a member of Friday Fellows, worked with Americorps-Children International, and conducted research as a McNair Scholar. Upon graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University as a McNair Scholar where she received her M.S. in Education Psychology. She finished two years with Teach for America and a 2nd master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas. She is currently an Emerging Leader in Arkansas’s inaugural cohort for the New Leaders Council, and a member of the Chi Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a small business owner, and currently resides in Pine Bluff, AR with her husband Nicholas Adams.

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