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Dr. LaTasha Adams

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education/Middle Grades Coordinator

Office: Arts & Sciences
Teacher Education
College of Arts & Sciences


After realizing that she had been mistracked in middle school due to the predominant race and class of her elementary school, Dr. LaTasha Jones Adams vowed to be a voice in the fight towards ending educational inequity. She began teaching as a Teach for America corps member with the Atlanta Public Schools. Since then she has been a middle school and elementary school principal, curriculum specialist, curriculum coordinator, educational research associate, assistant professor among other distinctive roles. Dr. Adams is also a member of several advisory boards and professional organizations and all while founding a non-profit that focuses on educational equity and advocacy through literacy. In 2020, she was named a Georgia Teaching Fellow representing Clayton State University in the University System of Georgia’s year-long program. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction/Urban Education from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a Master of Education in Teaching Excellence from Cambridge College; Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion from Spelman College. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, Zoe.