Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant. Adams has long been a part of Morgan life. He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.
After spending a great deal of time and effort searching for a new superintendent, the Board of Education decided in mid June that the most qualified candidate was already in the district. Wednesday evening June 16, Ken Adams was named the new Superintendent of Schools for Morgan County replacing Ron Wolff who will begin serving as the superintendent in Box Elder County on July 1.
Adams is a native of Morgan County who has been with the district since 1977. He grew up in Porterville and attended Morgan High School as a student. He developed a strong work ethic and learned valuable lessons working on the family farm caring for the cattle.
He has served in many capacities in Morgan, including teacher, counselor, middle school assistant principal, and the principal of Morgan High School. While serving as the assistant principal at Morgan Middle School, Adams was also over the district’s CTE (applied technology) program. Before returning to Morgan, Adams spent two years as a special education teacher in the Ogden City School District.
Adams has earned a number of college degrees. He has a BS from Weber State with a major in sociology and a minor in history. He also has a MS from Utah State University in Special Education and a MA from the University of Phoenix in Educational Counseling. His third Master’s Degree came from the University of Utah where he majored in Educational Leadership.
Adams served as a county commissioner for two terms. He was also the publisher and editor of The Morgan County News for nineteen years.
Adams’ time as the high school principal, and the variety of other positions in which he has served, have given him great experience to prepare him to lead the entire school district. This position is the latest in his career serving the students of Morgan County.