THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF AT Oxford School ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL students:
Have the power to learn
Are curious & creative
Utilize 21st Century Skills
No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every student. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.
My name is Scott Adams and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Oxford School. It is a great honor to have been selected to serve and lead our students and teachers. Over the past 15 years, I have worked as a teacher, 8 of them here at Oxford. I consider my most important job to be that of a student advocate. I will spend a lot of time with our students and teachers, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large and help them learn from their failures. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school family. Not only am I excited to begin working with our students, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
I cannot wait to share with you and the world the great things our students do throughout their days here at Oxford School. And of course I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day. I am here to bridge the gap between high school to colleges and universities.
My goal is to ensure that all students and staff are healthy, happy and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with McCurdy School in New Mexico. I worked there in Espanola for two years, where I taught middle school, coached track and football and helmed Student Council. Being my first teaching assignment, I learned by the experience in the classroom. I learned that getting to know my students as individuals and providing them an outlet away from drugs, alcohol, and boredom was beneficial not only to them, but me. This is the basis of my teaching philosophy. I also provided tech support for the building, as well as facilitated professional development. I then moved back to Los Angeles to help my disabled mother and managed a tennis shop for several years before I got back into teaching. I decided to teach developmentally disabled adults at People Creating Success Adult Care to really understand disabilities and how to teach to those with them. After a year at PCS, I began working at Oxford School in the CC program and then eventually teaching Social Studies for the past 7 years. Over these 8 years, I have come to love our school, especially our students. We are a family here and I want to continue that feeling and atmosphere of a caring community.
Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all of our students have the best possible experiences while at Oxford School. Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to our wonderful family.
I look forward to seeing everyone!
Oxford School Principal