The Edmond Board of Education has named Lisa Adams principal of Summit Middle School.  Adams will succeed Shana Perry, who is leaving the school for a position in another state.

Adams has been the assistant principal at Santa Fe High School since 2012. From 2003-2012 she served as the assistant principal at Cimarron Middle School. She also has several years of experience as an 8th grade teacher at both Cheyenne and Summit Middle Schools.

“With 13 years of administrative experience at both the middle school and high school level, I am confident that Lisa Adams will be an effective leader for Summit Middle School,” said Superintendent Bret Towne.  “She has a clear vision of the support and encouragement her Summit students will require to ensure their success as they matriculate beyond middle school.”

Debbie Bendick, associate superintendent of secondary education, said teachers, students and parents alike sing the praises of Adams’ dedication to her work.

“She is approachable, engaged, visible, and relational,” said Bendick. “I have every confidence in her ability to quickly establish her place among the Eagles and lead them to the summit of their learning potential.”

Adams is a member of both the state and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Adams’ move to Summit creates an administrative vacancy at Santa Fe High School which Towne expects to fill in the next month or two.