Welcome from our Salmon Lodge Leader
Salmon Lodge Leader
Welcome to the Salmon Lodge! I come from a family of educators as both of my parents, my father Nigel Adams and my mother Patricia Adams, were teachers for over 25 years. As a history professor, my father opened Green River Community College and my mother Patricia taught first grade in the White River School District until she retired in 2008. I knew that I wanted to become an educator so I attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, majoring in History and minoring in English.
While attending Western, I met my “best friend,” my wife Kim (who is a Middle School English Teacher in the White River School District.) Kim and I have been happily married for 33 years now and have raised three children together; Christopher, Ryan and Kylie all of whom have graduated from college and have started their careers. Recently my wife Kim and I welcomed our first grandchild, Travis, into our lives and are enjoying being grandparents for the first time!
This is my 33rd year in education, having served as a middle school Language Arts and Social Studies teacher for 12 years. While teaching, I was a high school Varsity Baseball Coach for three years, winning a league championship and participating the Washington State Playoffs. After serving in a variety of school and district leadership roles, I was encouraged to earn my administrative credential. I was then accepted into the Danforth Program of Educational Leadership at the University of Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington, I then served as an Assistant Principal and then transitioned to the role of Principal in the Enumclaw, Auburn and Federal Way School Districts. In addition to my work in schools, I also work part time for the Seattle Mariners Baseball team in the Diamond Club! As you can probably tell, I enjoy baseball very much!
I entered this profession because I truly believe that my work makes a difference and I look forward to working with the students of Chief Leschi School!
Salmon Lodge Leader