Adam Stumacher | Aspiring Principal Resident, Henderson K-12 School
Adam Stumacher began his teaching career in Oakland as a Teach For America corps member. He has twelve years experience as an ELA and ESL teacher in urban schools, the past eight at Excel High School in South Boston. While at Excel, he has served as lead teacher, coordinating support for new teachers, designing and delivering whole school professional development, facilitating instructional leadership team meetings, supporting staff with the educator evaluation system, and implementing a peer observation program. He has coached beginning teachers as a new teacher developer and designing curricula as department team leader. A two-time recipient of the Sontag Prize in Urban Education, Adam is also an award-winning fiction writer who has published numerous stories in national magazines, and who has taught writing at the University of Wisconsin and MIT. He has shared his passion for literature with his school community by developing school-wide writing programs, editing student publications, and bringing in acclaimed visiting authors to enrich student engagement with the written word. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California.