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Asbury University alumnus Bill Adams ’89 has been named the Kentucky Principal of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.

Meade County High School Principal Bill Adams '89Adams is principal of Meade County High School in Brandenburg, Ky. A biology major, he taught biology in his home state of North Carolina for three years after graduation before returning to Kentucky to continue his career in teaching and administration.

“I knew that my Asbury experience would help me build a solid foundation based on Jesus Christ that would prepare me for anything,” Adams said. “That, more than any one particular thing, prepared me to make a difference in education. While this spiritual grounding prepared me to live as an educator, the tremendous faculty at Asbury helped me learn the specific skills I needed to start my career as an educator.”

One of Adams’ highest priorities as an educator is to approach student learning from the perspective that each person at the school plays a role in helping the students to become college- or career-ready.

“Many students come to school feeling that they don’t have much value or worth,” he said. “That is simply not true. We in education must work to ensure that those who enter our doors know how valuable they are.”