Friday, June 25, 2010

Candidate Spotlight: Adell James (HD 180)

Way down in Camden County, Adell James (D-Kingsland) will take on the winner of the GOP primary in November, which includes Cecily Hill, (Incumbent), Jason Spencer & Rindy Howell.

James is a native of Camden County, Georgia. She and her husband Linward James, Sr, a U.S. Army Veteran have three sons: Linward Jr, Laquint and Lionel. Adell also raised foster daughter, Thamechia Bob. She has three grandchildren: Jaden, Deshaun and Jada.

James attended Camden County Schools, she graduated from Ralph Johnson Bunche High School in 1968. In 1973, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albany State University in Sociology with a Psychology minor. She also received a Masters of Education degree from Florida A& M University in 1979. In 1991, Adell earned an Educational Specialist degree in Supervision and Administration from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Adell has been employed with the Camden County Board of Education for the past thirty five years. She spent nineteen yrs as an elementary and middles school teacher. Her leadership roles have been: Assistant Principal, Principal, and Alternative School Director. She will retire on June 30, 2010 as Director of Recruiting.

In her crusade to help the community’s children, Adell founded A+ Tutoring Service in Kingsland where she is the Director/Owner.

Adell has received many awards for her community service. Awards include the NAACP Emeritus Award, Parent of the Month Award, Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award as President of the RJB/CCTS Alumni Association.

Adell’s professional affiliations and recognitions

• Camden Board of Directors

• Governor’s Leadership Academy

• Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL)

• Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals

• Georgia Association of Education (GAE)

• National Association of Education (NAE)

• Albany State University Alumni

• Ralph Johnson Bunche High/Camden County Training School Alumni

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA)

• Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority (ADK)

• National Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

• Teacher of the Year (Mary Lee Clark Middle School), 1987

• Georgia Association of Alternative Education

Some of her core issues include: Education Reform, Housing & a Increase in Jobs

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