Hi everyone, I am Xavier Adams, and I am excited to learn about education policy with each of you. I am originally from Kansas City, Kansas – home to the best bbq and football team in the world. For fun, I like to travel to try new foods and learn at new museums. Locally, I entertain myself by going to the gym, playing basketball, reading books, going on walks with friends, singing and, dancing. For school, I went to Baylor University, where I concentrated in ethics in the religious studies department and got a minor in Spanish, and for graduate school I got a Master of Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Duke University. Professionally, I am in my fourth year of teaching, and I teach at Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina, in the social studies department. I currently teach AP African American Studies, Honors African American Studies, Honors Latin American Studies, and World History. I am also the chair of the Equity Team at my school and the co-chair of the Minority Achievers Program at my school. If you are ever interested in talking about anti-racism in education and supporting queer students in public ed, I am always down to chat!