James E. Adams, Superintendent of Schools

  • Jim Adams began his administrative career with Ashland Public Schools in 2009. In 2014, the Ashland School Committee selected Mr. Adams as the Superintendent of Schools. He brings a wealth of experience as a coach, teacher, principal and administrator to his role. Before beginning his education career 22 years ago, Mr. Adams worked as a public accountant for the largest firm in Vermont. He also coached college basketball at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.
    As Superintendent of Ashland Public Schools, Mr. Adams oversees every aspect of the district, encompassing over 2,900 students, approximately 450 employees, five schools and an annual operating budget of more than $35,000,000. Mr. Adams is most proud of his collaborative approach to leadership, spending countless hours building relationships with educators, students, community members, and town management to provide the best education for Ashland students and families.