Terry Adams, a senior instructor in the double degree program through the College of Education, has been named the Professional Faculty Leadership Association’s June 2017 ‘Our Hero.’
She was presented with an ‘Our Hero’ mug and plaque by PFLA members during a meeting on June 8.
According to nominator Sara Wright, Adams is an instructor that goes above and beyond her job duties.
“She is a mentor to her 60 teacher candidates, available at any time for a shoulder to cry on, giving mature advice to novice teachers. She is my mentor. She listens to my own frustrations with secondary teacher candidates and keeps me sane and on the right path. I can’t say enough about her ability to give calm mature advice and reassurance to her students and her peers,” Wright said.
Adams partners with more than 60 elementary teachers in the Corvallis School District and she has taken on an extra project that is implemented in schools called the “World Peace Games”. This “game” teaches leadership and worldwide issues to elementary and middle school students. She has taken on this project and helped implement in schools. She represents OSU and the College of Education in the community that is beyond the typical employee.
“Terry meets with every student individually, to help him or her meet their course work and teacher duties in our elementary schools,” Wright said “She takes each student on as her own and never turns down a meeting or need.”
~ Theresa Hogue