Jessica Adams

English Teacher
12thGrade Dean
Head Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach
Head JV Field Hockey Coach
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B.A., Columbia University
M.A.T., Columbia University

At EHS since 2015
Teaching English III

What do you enjoy the most about teaching at EHS?

I love the sense of community here. Whether we’re gathering in Chapel or cheering on our athletic teams together, I always feel a profound sense of connectedness to everyone around me. I’ve worked at several schools, and I’ve never experienced anything like my EHS family.

What is your favorite book to teach and why?

Their Eyes Were Watching God has to be my favorite book to teach, hands down. Not only is the text ripe for analysis, but the story is one of the most captivating and relatable for me. I love a good coming-of-age novel, and Janie’s journey into womanhood is a memorable one!

Who has had a profound effect on your teaching and how?

At a young age, it was my mom who has had a most profound impact on my teaching. She really values education and encouraged me to be a voracious reader from a young age; her selflessness and empathy have greatly influenced my leadership style. In addition, as a student, I had several unforgettable teachers who ignited my passion for their respective subjects and instilled in me an appreciation for learning. In particular, I’d like to give a shout out to my third grade teacher (Mrs. Williams), my Precalculus teacher (Mr. Faraci), and my Literature/Humanities professor (Harry Kavros).