2016 Heart of the School Awards Finalist

Federico Adams

Six years at William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School in Sandtown


Federico Adams comes from a family of Baltimore City Public Schools principals and is an expert identifier and leader of talent. According to a community partner, “Mr. Adams’ personal vision and mission doesn’t stop with the students; he is also that peer leader to his colleagues, staff, partners and friends.” He has transformed his school both physically and culturally, ensuring his students believe in themselves and know that they can achieve their goals. Mr. Adams gets to know each student’s situation out of sc hool, pushes them to explore their interests, and makes sure that every student visits a college campus by third grade!






Photo by Harry Bosk