Garfield Adams has been selected by a committee of teachers and administrators to serve as the new principal of Oak Ridge High School.
Adams is from Oak Ridge, and he graduated from Oak Ridge High School. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, a press release said. He then went on to receive additional degrees in educational administration and supervision, and educational leadership, at Lincoln Memorial University.
Adams was a classroom teacher for 11 years, the press release said: three years at Central High School and eight years in Oak Ridge Schools as a special education teacher and behavioral specialist.
He is currently entering his 10th year in administration, the press release said. Adams was an assistant principal at South Doyle High School for three years, and then he returned to Oak Ridge in 2014, where he served as assistant principal at Robertsville Middle School for one year, and then as head principal from 2015-2018.
He currently serves as the director of exceptional education for Hamilton County Schools.
Garfield and his wife and son live in Oak Ridge, and his daughter, also an Oak Ridge Schools graduate, lives in Knoxville.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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