Equity Board Committee
Stefanie Adams serves on the NHCS Board of Education. She is passionate about ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all students. Stefanie has a B.S. in Elementary Education, and an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education; she started her career in Philadelphia Public Schools supporting CTE students, and has guided whole school reform implementation through research based, Johns Hopkins University programming at eight schools in North Carolina. Stefanie lives in Wilmington with her husband, Scott, and son, Brayden. In addition to her work as an NHCS Board Member, she serves on the EDI Committee, Family Communications Committee, and Educator of the Year Committee; in the community, Stefanie sits on the Youth Services Board of the YMCA, and the Board of Directors of the Community Boys and Girls Club.
Kainz uses quantitative, systemic, and participatory methods to identify and describe approaches that promote equitable child development and early learning. Outside of university research, Kainz has served as a partnership consultant for the Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute in Washington DC and as an elected school board member of an urban school district.