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Education and Service - Shayla Adams

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Shayla Adams, Founder and Execuative Director of Remix Education, shares her education and service story. She has served as an education advocate both in the United States and abroad. Check out her bio below. 

Shayla is a student advocate from Columbia, Md. Throughout high school she strived to serve as a role model for other students by challenging them to attain greater educational achievement. In 2004 she was awarded the “Rising Business Star” Award by the Howard County Center for Business & Economic Development for the work she did to implement an SAT preparation course for disadvantaged students in her school. The program operated through the county’s Black Student Achievement Program and successfully trained over 50 students on how to take the test. After leaving Oakland Mills High School, Shayla enrolled at Wellesley College in 2008, where she pursued a degree in Urban Studies and a minor in Africana Studies. While at Wellsley, Shayla was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Finalist and Rockefeller Brother Fellow. In 2007 she was one of the inaugural recipients of the Kathryn Wasserman “Projects for Peace” Award. She was given $10,000 to create a summer school program in rural Mexico that promoted intercultural exchange and environmental education. Upon graduation, Shayla went to Duke University to pursue her Master of Arts in Teaching Degree. Currently, Shayla is a U.S. History Teacher at Hillside New Tech High School in Durham, NC where she combines her love for learning and teaching with the school’s unique project-based learning model. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Global Learning, an international Education for Justice Program based in Latin America.

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