Dr. Janice M. Adams has worked in public education in Oregon for more than 30 years. Her leadership positions in schools included high school assistant principal, alternative school principal, and high school principal. She managed large federal grants at two schools and taught courses in school finance. Her key areas of focus have included school improvement planning and implementation, teacher and administrator professional development, and educational equity for all children. Her work in the last seven years has included leadership coaching in schools identified under the Oregon ESEA waiver as focus or priority schools and the coordination of coaching services in two large districts in the state. Under the new State of Oregon ESSA plan, Dr. Adams will serve as a District Improvement Liaison and a Chronic Absenteeism Coach. In 2015, Adams completed her dissertation for a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Portland State University. Her dissertation topic is Principal Leadership Practices in High Poverty K-5 Model Schools in Oregon.