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Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Adams 12 offers 39,000+ students and families the benefits of a large district with a close-knit feel.

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Meet Laura Scholz

Teacher Ambassador

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I joined the Adams 12 Five Star Schools community as an elementary learning specialist 19 years ago. I chose our district because I shared their fundamental belief in the unlimited potential of all students. I have been given the training, support, and tools to become my very best educator self.

Laura Scholz


  • Elementary Special Education


  • SUNY at Binghamton


    Teacher Certification Program

    Why I Teach

    I chose to become a special education teacher after working with disabled adults who did not have any educational opportunities and were unable to read. I couldn’t believe that they grew up in a world without educational protection and little to no options. During my very first classroom experience, I realized there is no greater reward or responsibility in teaching students to grow the skills they need to thrive. As a reading specialist, I make a direct impact upon a child’s life trajectory once they become a reader. I empower my students with the tools they need to thrive.

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    Adams 12 Five Star Schools by the numbers

    • 2,500

      Dedicated Teachers

    • 40,000

      Engaged Learners

    • $58,000

      New Teacher Starting Salary

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