Jeremy S. Adams
Jeremy S. Adams is a social studies teacher at Bakersfield High School and a political science lecturer at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). He has spoken at conferences and presented at both small and large school districts around the country, specializing in educational optimism, growth, and empowerment.
Jeremy is the recipient of numerous teaching honors, including the 2014 California Teacher of the Year Award (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the 2012 Kern County Teacher of the Year. He was a semifinalist for the California Department of Education’s Teachers of the Year Program in 2013, as well as the prestigious Carlston Family Foundation National Teacher Award in 2014. In 2018, Jeremy became the first classroom teacher ever to be inducted into the CSUB Hall of Fame.
He is the author of three books, including Riding the Wave: Teacher Strategies for Navigating Change and Strengthening Key Relationships (2020). Jeremy and his writing have appeared in numerous national media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and C-SPAN. He is a frequent radio and television guest, discussing educational issues.
Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from Washington & Lee University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from California State University, Bakersfield, where he was named the Outstanding Student in the School of Education.