Welcome Dr. Darryl Adams, TLS 2019 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Darryl Adams is an internationally known award winning school superintendent and servant leader evangelist that was recognized by President Obama as one of the Top 100 Innovative Superintendents in the Nation. He has been honored as one of the most influential voices in Education by Tech & Learning Magazine, the Center for Digital Education, iNACOL and The Journal.
In 1998, Dr. Adams was named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year and was recently honored as a NASS Superintendent of the Year Finalist! His district was the first in the nation to provide an iPad for all of his 20,000 students.
In 2014, he was recognized by President Barack Obama as the Creator of the Wifi-on-Wheels Initiative. This initiative was the first in the nation to put WIFI routers on school buses. This connected students to the Internet on their way to and from school and when the buses were not in use, they were parked at night in rural neighborhoods and trailer parks that had no internet connectivity. Dr. Adams' district received numerous awards and recognition while he was Superintendent, including several "Golden Bell" awards from the California School Boards Association, twice named as Apple Distinguished School District, one of The Learning Counsel's Top Ten Districts in the nation in digital conversion, and acceptance into the prestigious League of Innovative Schools.
Dr. Adams was one of only a few Superintendents from across the United States who participated in collaboration with the US Department of Education Office of Educational Technology on School innovation and reform and was featured in the launch of the President's ConnectEd to the Future summit at the White House in November 2014.
He has presented at The White House on issues of technology in school and connectivity for underserved communities. His district was selected as one of four featured districts across the country at the 2015 Digital Learning Day hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Dr. Adams serves on several non-profit boards and is a consultant for statewide and nationwide technology projects. He has published numerous articles and is regarded as an expert on school innovation, leadership, collaboration, social justice and technology.
Dr. Adams has appeared on The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CNN, Fox, ABC News, NPR and the PBS NewsHour and has edutained and performed at The Kennedy Center, West Point and at The White House.