Dr. Darryl Adams is an internationally known school superintendent and technology/servant leadership evangelist that was recognized by President Obama as one of the Top 100 Innovative Superintendents in the Nation. He has been honored as one of the most influential voices in Education by Tech & Learning Magazine, the Center for Digital Education, iNACOL and The Journal. In 1998, Dr. Adams was named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year and was recently honored as a NASS Superintendent of the Year Finalist! His district was the first in the nation to provide an iPad for all of his 20,000 students. In 2014, he was recognized by President Barack Obama as the Creator of the Wifi-on-Wheels School Bus Initiative. This initiative was the first in the nation to put WIFI routers on school buses. This connected students to the internet on their way to and from school and the buses were parked at night in rural neighborhoods and trailer parks that had no internet connectivity!
Dr. Adams’ impact as a creative motivational leader and “Edutainor” is second to none as he uses his exemplary oratorical and musical skills to combine inspirational stories, songs and rap to “edutain” “educate” and “elevate” his audiences worldwide! In fact he enlists his audience in his “Rock And Soul Band” and teaches them motivational songs and rap that relates to his keynote/presentations! His debut solo album and book “Rock and Soul Democracy in An Education Nation” will be released in January 2019!
Dr. Adams serves on several non-profit boards and is a consultant for statewide and nationwide technology projects. He has published numerous articles and is seen as an expert on school education technology innovation, leadership, business, social justice and civic education Dr. Adams has spoken at and appeared on The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CNN, ABC News, NPR and the PBS NewsHour and at The White House, West Point, The Ohio State University and Stanford University!