David Adams

Dir Of Social Emotional Learning
The Urban Assembly

David Adams is the Director of Social-Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly. He previously served as the Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for District 75 where he shaped the district’s approach to social-emotional learning for students with severe cognitive and behavioral challenges. He has worked internationally, implementing and evaluating social-emotional learning programs at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Rutgers Social-Emotional Lab, and has published around the relationship between social-emotional competence and student academic and behavioral outcomes. He is married with two children and is an Engineering Officer in the Army Reserve. David holds an M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.

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