Going into her 10th year at the helm of The Providence School, principal Denise Adams has received a statewide award reflecting her administration of students in the custody of the commonwealth.
Adams received the Outstanding School Administrator of the Year award at a luncheon Tuesday during a conference hosted by the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children at Eastern Kentucky University.
“It’s an honor, because there are a lot of really good, passionate educators who teach at-risk youth,” Adams said. “... There’s really only a small part of our school that is a KECSAC program, where some of the schools, their entire school is a KECSAC program.”
The Providence School has been heralded as one of the best alternative schools in the state, being named a “best practice site” by the Kentucky Department of Education in 2009 and 2010. The award highlights exemplary practices in programs that provide services to at-risk students with unique needs.
Adams said the success of the school under her leadership is a credit to the teachers.