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PeopleAdmin celebrates Texas educator as part of Inspired2Educate program
|By Business Wire
|January 12, 2017 01:00 PM EST
PeopleAdmin, a leader in talent management software for K-12 and higher
education, today announced the latest recipient of its Inspired2Educate
recognition program for his story about the teacher who provided him a
refuge from abuse and continues to influence his career in education.
Damon Adams, an assistant principal at Hays High School in Buda, Texas,
told the story of how he carries on the legacy of his band teacher,
Carolyn Herrington, who opened up her classroom so he could escape an
abusive home and a non-friendly school environment, and encouraged him
to believe in himself.
“The summer before I started sixth grade … I started over in a brand new
school. At that point, my dad made the decision that he wasn’t going to
work. Instead, he was going to stay home and drink alcohol, and the
dynamics changed significantly to the point that it became very
abusive,” Adams shared in his Inspired2Educate submission. “But
Ms. Herrington became that teacher who, through love and care and
compassion, always made me believe in myself when no one else did. I can
honestly say without question that I wouldn’t be the man I am today if
it were not for her influence.”
PeopleAdmin CEO Jack Blaha awarded Adams with a scholarship today at an
assembly at Hays High School. Hays Consolidated Independent School
District also received a scholarship.
“Unfortunately, too many students today still face hardships like Damon
did, but Damon’s commitment to channeling those experiences into a
career that serves K-12 students is something that we just can’t praise
enough,” Blaha said. “Damon and Ms. Herrington are living examples of
the incredible influence a teacher can have on a student and the
snowball effect that follows: one dedicated teacher can directly impact
thousands of lives.”
Inspired2Educate, a PeopleAdmin program begun in February of
2016, encourages current education professionals at all K-20 schools and
grades — from kindergarten to Ph.D. programs — to nominate via video or
in writing a teacher, administrator, or staff member who inspired them
to start their careers in education.
Remembering the ways Ms. Herrington went above the call of duty —
driving him to band practice, watching his concerts, driving him home —
Adams says he didn’t recognize the significance of her influence on his
life until he was an adult.
“The reason I chose to go into education is because I realized, ‘if one
person could have that kind of profound impact on my life, what kind of
impact could I have on other kids’ lives?’” Adams said. “The example of
what she did for me is a legacy that I want to leave as I work with kids
every day, and while she may not know many kids in Texas, while she may
not know students at Hays High School, she is touching lives there,
because she touched my life.”
PeopleAdmin believes that effectively identifying, hiring and developing
the right educators is key to ensuring academic success for the next
generation. Inspired2Educate is PeopleAdmin’s way of recognizing
some of those great educators and ensuring that our nation’s students
get the education they deserve.
For more information about the Inspired2Educate program and
details on how to participate, please visit www.PeopleAdmin.com/Inspired2Educate.
Follow along with the latest conversation and updates by using the
#Inspired2Educate hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management
solutions for education. Its software enables customers to streamline
the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions
and employee performance, develop compliant and defensible audit trails,
and utilize industry-leading reporting and data-driven predictive
analytics. PeopleAdmin’s integrated talent management suite includes
applicant tracking, faculty search committee management, position
management, onboarding, performance management, professional development
management and workforce planning, as well as a first-of-its-kind
teacher candidate assessment tool created in partnership with a
consortium of award-winning scholars, respected universities and
research partners. PeopleAdmin solutions are rapidly deployed, easy to
use and supported through a world-class customer service organization.
for more information.
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