Productive Interaction

  • Davenport Community School District has had the distinction and privilege of working with Dr. Adams for several years, helping us understand and appreciate the strength diversity brings to our district. He has provided stimulating information that has resulted in conversations that have provoked reflective thought along personal “ah ha” moments. As educators work to improve their pedagogy and expand their “toolbox” the impact of his work in our district will improve student learning and academic achievement.

    Whether in a large group and/or individual buildings Dr. Adams’ professional development presentations are stimulating and interactive [and] serve to heighten engagement and participation by teachers and administrators alike.

    Erica Goldstone, Ph.D
    Director, Davenport Community Schools

    Since the early 1990s, I have had the privilege of learning from Dr. J.Q. Adams. In his role as Co-Founder and Director of the Illinois Association for Cultural Diversity and through his presentations, workshops, DVDs and writing, J.Q. has helped me to grow personally and professionally, deepening my understanding of diversity and equity. I have recommended J.Q. to serve as a keynote speaker, presenter, and workshop facilitator countless times. Each workshop or presentation he offers is clearly designed based on the specific needs and interests of the participants, and each one incorporates his remarkable teaching and facilitation skills. I continue to be inspired by the work and wisdom of J.Q. Adams.

    Diane Nyhammer, Ph.D.
    Vice President of Educational Affairs
    Waubonsee Community College
    Sugar Grove, IL60554

    Diane Nyhammer, Ph.D.