Yvonne Adams is an African American educator, activist and community leader. Currently she serves as Director of Equity and Inclusion at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School – an Austin boarding/day school offering sixth through twelfth grade education – where she serves as Director.
She is also a Certified Diversity Practitioner with a degree in Communication Studies. Throughout her career she has worked extensively within education as well as being published author.
Early Life and Education
Education was an integral component of Yvonne Adams’ life and she took her studies very seriously, graduating with honors from a prominent university and being active in her community since.
She is widely revered for her expertise in diversity and inclusion, having made a substantial impactful in this field over 30 years of education work. As an active presenter/facilitator at national/local conferences as well as member of organizations advocating for underserved/underrepresented populations. Additionally, The Glasgow Group boasts successful consulting services for leadership development, diversity equity trainings, strategic planning services and marketing topics among others – more information can be found at glasgowgroup.com
Yvonne Adams is an experienced diversity practitioner, educator and community activist. She collaborates with students, faculty, administrators and board members to understand institutional, cultural and systemic processes which impact how they live and work together.
Adams serves as Chair of the United States Tennis Association, which oversees policies for tennis at all levels in America. Under her guidance, the USTA is spearheading efforts to attract more Hispanic participants.
Former professional tennis player Sarah is from Chicago and began playing tennis when she was six. As the only member of her family to do so, Sarah became known for being an excellent doubles specialist who advanced past the quarterfinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments she competed at.
Achievement and Honors
Yvonne Adams is an accomplished musician and singer renowned for her work in gospel music, earning several honors and accolades during her illustrious career.
Her accolades include receiving a Grammy Award for her debut album Mountain High Valley Low as well as receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Gospel Music Association and being honored with induction into Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
She is an experienced diversity practitioner and educator. Currently she serves as Director of Equity and Inclusion at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas; this sixth through twelfth grade boarding/day school offers day classes only after sixth grade; she serves as academic advisor, senior administrator and house parent to upper school girls as well. Additionally she is principal consultant with The Glasgow Group and faculty member for National Diversity Practitioners Institute.
Yvonne Adams is an educator and community activist. She collaborates with school, campus and district administrators to understand institutional, cultural and systemic issues that impact how people work and live together.
She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in education for school leadership. Additionally, she earned professional certifications in diversity and inclusion.
Her personal life is full of laughter and delight; her family includes Logan, her husband, and KJ, her son.
Abrams hails from a family of civil rights activists and boycotters; her parents were college librarians in Madison, Wisconsin where she grew up. Even at such an early age she recalls going on boycotts and marches as part of her activism efforts.
Yvonne Adams is an award-winning actress, film producer, entrepreneur and television host. Additionally, she possesses an estimated net worth of $2.8 Million.
She holds dual citizenship of Nigeria and Ghana; born November 25th 1984 to Ghanaian parents and Nigerian mother in Accra Ghana, she has nine siblings.
Former professional tennis player. Between 1987 and 1996 she won seven WTA doubles titles with Zina Garrison on the WTA tour, as well as being elected President of the United States Tennis Association in January 2015. Her best Grand Slam singles performance was at 1988 Wimbledon Championships when she lost out to Chris Evert by scores of 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; this also marked the first African-American woman president ever for USTA; she currently resides in Morgan City, Louisiana.