Beth Adams, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Instruction

Beth Adams

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Interesting fun fact about me

I ran a mile in 5 minutes and 6 seconds when I was 14 years old.


Education - Boston College, Lynch Leadership Academy Microacademy, Catholic Education Instructional Leadership, June 2023.

St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN. Masters in Human Development with an emphasis on adolescent development, Waldorf education, and wilderness education. January 2003.

Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA. Waldorf high school teacher training, 1999. Waldorf High School Teacher Training Certification/Degree.

Waldorf Teacher Training, Eugene, OR. Foundation Year, 1998.

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. Advanced Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies, 1997.

Certifications - Educator’s License, English Grades 5-12. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education. June 2003.

National Outdoor Leadership School, Lander, WY. Pacific Northwest Trip Leader Course, June 2001.


Path to SPS - My children attended Saint Peter School from K-8. Prior to SPS I taught high school English and history for 10 years. 


SPS activities - Prior to my role as Assistant Head of School, I taught grade 7 and 8 ELA classes and was the 8th grade homeroom teacher.  I also served as interim Co-Principal during a leadership transition time at the school.

In the Fall, I offer a High School Placement Test (HSPT) strategies and practice class for students who are applying to private high schools. The HSPT is an exam designed to measure skills in various subtests: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language. The results of the exam help determine high school admission, merit scholarships, and placement for 9th grade English and math classes.

I am also the High School Recommendation and Transcript Coordinator. In the fall, I also oversee the high school application process and write recommendations. In the spring, I organize the Awards/Class Night and the Graduation Ceremony.


"I love the community at St. Peter School. We are blessed to have such caring and wonderful families from all over the world."


Hobbies outside of school - In addition to teaching, I love to spend time hiking with my family. Cooking is another one of my favorite hobbies. I also volunteer for an organization called Mothers Out Front: Mobilizing for a Livable Climate. I was the Co-Coordinator of the Cambridge Organizing team for two years at its inception, and then served on the Massachusetts Leadership Team for a year. I am currently leading storytelling/personal narrative workshops to empower women to use their stories to move their communities and states from dirty to clean energy. Mothers out Front is building a diverse movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers to move away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. Since our inception 6 years ago, we are now organizing in 10 states. We received the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award: Women for Results. In addition, Mothers Out Front, and founder Kelesy Wirth, just won the McNulty Prize which recognizes individuals who are creating sustainable models for social change.

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