Adam Layne, M.Ed.
I have been dedicated to educational equity in St. Louis since 2011. As a former SLPS educator, I had the privilege of serving hundreds of students with the mission of ensuring that they were all college and career ready. I taught Algebra, Advanced Algebra, and Trigonometry at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy for three years. I loved every minute I spent in the classroom, and cared for my students as if they were my own children. Most of all, I loved the way my students and their families welcomed me into the fold of St. Louis. I always had high expectations for my students and they stepped up to the challenge, exhibiting the potential I always knew they had.
In 2014, I joined InspireSTL, an education access and support non profit dedicated to preparing high-performing, high-potential students in the city of St. Louis for rigorous, college-prep environments. With an amazing team by my side, I helped create the high school support and college access programs, ensuring our scholars would go on to successfully attend 4-year colleges and universities upon graduation. With a strong commitment to excellence, we were able to realize a 100% on-time high school graduation rate and every scholar accepted into 4-year colleges.
Being dedicated to the educational landscape of the Lou, I have immersed myself in the best practices of schools in our region. I have had the opportunity to walk the halls of a majority of the middle and high schools in the St. Louis region to familiarize myself with the strengths and opportunities presented on a building and systems level. I have worked with many schools on their diversity and inclusion initiatives so that all schools are welcoming for all students. This commitment to excellence and passion for educational outcomes for the students of St. Louis is what I seek to bring to the St. Louis Elected School Board.
I received my Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and my Master of Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a focus in Secondary Education. St. Louis is my home, and I believe we need to do more than just imagine a better St. Louis, we need to relentlessly work toward one.