Born in Southern California, Adam Beauchamp attended elementary school in North Dakota before completing middle school and high school and earning his bachelor’s degree in the country’s heartland, Oklahoma. He completed his master’s degree in Texas before working as an educator and coach in Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. He was married in Beijing, China and his daughters were born in three different states. His varied life experiences help Adam relate and connect with others in a genuine way. Recognized by his peers as a visionary leader, Adam constantly challenges himself and others to do more and to be more than they originally thought possible. His life philosophy and personal motto spurs his passion for improvement and success: Work hard and be nice.
Adam began his career in education as a teacher and coach in Allen, Texas. He advanced from a middle school assistant coach to a varsity coordinator in just three years. Upon completion of his master’s degree in educational administration, Adam accepted a principal position in Coalgate, Oklahoma. After two years of teaching and coaching in Coalgate, he moved to Houston, Texas to coach at Rice University. A promotion then landed Adam at The University of Tennessee Martin, where he started as an assistant coach and – after the first year – was promoted to associate head coach.
While in Tennessee, Adam and his wife, Robyn, had their second child and their priorities evolved. They desired to be part of a K-12 school district again and to relocate to a family-centered community. After assisting as a coach in Bixby, Oklahoma, Adam accepted his first role outside of coaching – assistant principal of Enid High School.
Following his first year at EHS, the Enid News & Eagle named Adam Principal of the Year for Northwest Oklahoma following a community-wide vote. After his second year at EHS, Adam was named principal of Waller Middle School, where he served for four years. The accomplishments of the school under his leadership are a testament to his belief that by working hard and being nice, everyone can attain success. His staff and students were recognized at the state- and national-level and have achieved goals that even they would not have thought possible just a few years ago, including speaking engagements for ISTE, Oklahoma Technology Association, OMLEA, K20 Innovative Learning Institute, Leadership Greater Enid, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s STEM Summit. Additionally, they hosted Oklahoma's first ever TEDxYouth talk, a Steammaker Camp, a film festival, and several other authentic learning experiences that focused on engagement and achievement.
Excited to be a part of the #cpsreds team and all that the community and school system have to offer together is a big part in what brought the Beauchamp family to now call Clinton their home. As assistant superintendent Adam oversees implementation of the Clinton Public Schools Strategic Plan and its four goal areas: Student Acheivement, Curriculum and Instruction, Personnel, and Community School Engagement. Departments that are his direct reports include Technology, Special Education, Child Nutrition, Curriculum and Instruction, Federal Programs, Gifted and Talented Education, and English Language Learners Education.
Being a Professional Learning Community (PLC) district Adam’s background and training in the PLC process has provided key leadership in the shift to focusing on the 3 Big Ideas: “1-Focus on Learning, 2-Build a Collaborative Culture, 3-Focus on Results” and the 4 Essential Questions: “1-What do we want students to learn? 2-How will we know if they have learned? 3-What will we do if they don’t learn? 4-What will we do if they already know it?”
Adam and Robyn, an elementary special education teacher, have three daughters: Macy Joe, 11; Jackie, 8; and Dani, 5. Adam enjoys reading, cooking (and eating), and spending time outdoors.