Adam Stephens named officer for innovative curriculum

Adam Stephens has been selected as the new officer for innovative curriculum. He will report to Chief Academic Officer Drew Houlihan.

Stephens joined HISD in 2003 and began his career as a special education teacher. He has held various other positions over the past 12 years, including regional manager, assistant principal, and principal. He most recently served as the assistant superintendent of Linked Learning. In this role, Stephens provided leadership in the areas of program conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation for the $30 million dollar Race to the Top District Grant.

In his new role, Stephens will supervise multiple departments, projects, and initiatives, including but not limited to Advanced Academics, Grants, Library Services, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Global Education, and our Arts Access Initiative.

Stephens holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in education administration from Texas A&M University.